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Cover of the Toomelah Review 1989
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Toomelah Review (1989)

On 15 June 1988 the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission released the Toomelah Report, containing the results of its inquiry into the social and material needs of Aborigines in the New South Wales/Queensland border towns of Toomelah and Boggabilla. The Commission undertook at the time to...
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Children's Children's Rights

Our Homeless Children

Report of the National Inquiry into Youth Homelessness In 1987, after consulting with a wide range of individuals and organisations attempting to assist homeless children, analysing current policy directions and surveying the available literature, the Commission decided that there was a clear need...
Cover of the Toomelah Report 1988
Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Toomelah Report (1988)

The Toomelah community of five hundred Aboriginal people endures appalling living conditions which amount to a denial to them of the most basic rights taken for granted by most other groups in society, and by other Australian communities of similar size. Their houses are substandard and overcrowded,...
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Race Race Discrimination

Strategies in Combating Racism (1988)

In devising strategies to deal with racism a broad number of preliminary questions must be answered. Racism itself must be identified in its various manifestations, a complex task given the changing face of the phenomenon and the shifting form of its expression at different times and places.
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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights for Australia

A survey of human rights literature and developments and a select bibliography (1986). This publication was prepared for the former Human Rights Commission (1981-86) The former Commission was a distinct statubody body from the Australian Human Rights Commission. It shold not be assumed that the...