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Commission – General

Release of national racism consultations summary

I want Respect and Equality reveals that racism and racial discrimination are still part of the everyday experience of some Australians. As one Indigenous woman from Western NSW commented: "We just live with racism every day. It's like getting up, washing your face and having a cup of tea."

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Submission E15 - Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance submission_e15_-_media_entertainment_arts_alliance.pdf
Submission E16 - Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark submission_e16_-_professor_deborah_cobb-clark.pdf
Submission E19 - Community and Public Sector Union submission_e19_-_community_and_public_sector_union.pdf
Submission E39 - Australian Political Studies Association & Global Institute for Women's Leadership submission_e39_-_australian_political_studies_organisation_global_institute_for_womens_leadership.pdf
Submission E42 - NEOS HR submission_e42_-_neos_hr.pdf
Submission E46 - Australian National Internships Program submission_e46_-_australian_national_internships_program.pdf
Submission E49 - Community and Public Sector Union submission_e49_-_community_and_public_sector_union.pdf
Submission E50 - Dr David White submission_e50_-_dr_david_white.pdf
Submission E53 - Piper Alderman & Crime Stoppers WA submission_e53_-_piper_alderman_crime_stoppers_wa.pdf
Submission E55 - Governance Institute of Australia submission_e55_-_governance_institute_of_australia.pdf
Submission E56 - Immediation submission_e56_-_immediation.pdf
Submission E57 - Australian Parliamentary Service submission_e57_-_australian_parliamentary_service.pdf
Submission E62 - Department of Parliamentary Services submission_e62_-_department_of_parliamentary_services.pdf
Submission E63 - The Australia Institute submission_e63_-_the_australia_institute.pdf
Submission E64 - Champions of Change Coalition submission_e64_-_champions_of_change_coalition.pdf
Submission E65 - Professor Andrew Podger submission_e65_-_professor_andrew_podger.pdf
Submission E67 - Foundation for Alcohol Research and Education submission_e67_-_foundation_for_alcohol_research_and_education.pdf
Submission E76 - Department of Finance submission_e76_-_department_of_finance.pdf
Submission E78 - Comcare submission_e78_-_comcare.pdf
Submission W195 - RMIT University & University of Wollongong Alternative Reporting Project submission_w195_-_rmit_university_university_of_wollongong_alternative_reporting_project.pdf
Submission W219 - Science in Australia Gender Equity Ltd submission_w219_-_science_in_australia_gender_equity_ltd.pdf
Submission W222 - Dr Maria Maley submission_w222_-_dr_maria_maley_.pdf
Submission W244 - Sarah A Jarvis submission_w244_-_sarah_a_jarvis.pdf
Submission W248 - Human Rights Law Centre submission_w248_-_human_rights_law_centre.pdf

Father Riley has established a variety of programs to assist in breaking the cycle of poverty, disadvantage and marginalisation of young people. His Youth off the Street (YOTS) programs and services have helped over 60,000 young people since they were first established in 1991.

Human rights medal Awards trophy Winner
Disability Rights

6th National Deafblind Conference

Almost every day there seems to be some new development in information and communications technology. Technologies which did not exist a few years ago are now worth many billions of dollars each year in economic activity.

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Commission – General

Media Release 2008: National Indigenous Health Equality Council will help close the gap

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Tom Calma, today welcomed the establishment of the National Indigenous Health Equality Council and the appointment of its members by the Minister for Health and Ageing, Nicola Roxon, saying this was another milestone towards closing the gap in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.

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Commission – General

Human Rights Medal and Awards 2000

A community legal service that mixes political strategy and grass-roots activism has won the Community award. Established in 1991, the Darwin Community Legal Service has campaigned against mandatory sentencing and domestic violence, pushed for better access for the disabled and promoted human rights.

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The Castlemaine branch of Rural Australians for Refugees is a not for profit organisation set up to raise awareness of the human rights of refugees. Volunteers are involved in providing practical and financial support for local refugee families.

Community organisation award Finalist/Winner Nominees
Disability Rights

1996 Kenneth Jenkins Oration

I am honoured and delighted to be here to deliver the Kenneth Jenkins Oration. My participation continues the involvement of members of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission with this event.

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Kamilaroi man Corey Tutt is an Indigenous mentor and passionate STEM champion. He is the founder of DeadlyScience, an initiative that provides science books and equipment to schools in remote areas in Australia. 

In 2020, DeadlyScience also provided books and resources to schools on the South Coast of NSW that had been destroyed in the bush fires. Corey Tutt is also the 2020 NSW Young Australian of the Year.

Human Rights Hero Corey Tutt, Deadly Science Nominees
Race Discrimination

Australian Identity

Thank you for the opportunity to speak tonight at your dinner and also on Australia Day. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, the people of the Kulin Nation, and pay my respects to their elders past and present. I would also like to congratulate the Public Policy Network on turning 20 this year and to acknowledge the initial work of Ainsley Kello who was a founding member. Twentieth birthday? So according to The Book of Ages[1], 20 is the age of the young bride?

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Commission – General

Race Discrimination Commissioner ends her term

Zita Antonios ended her five year term as Race Discrimination Commissioner last week The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission acknowledges the contribution of Ms Antonios during her term. She also acted as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner from January 1998 until April this year.

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