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A series of papers given by the various speakers at the Australian Human Rights Commission’s War and Peace: The Anzac spirit and human rights 2014 seminar.
Every year around Anzac Day, Australians and New Zealanders remember those who fought in all...
In this talk for the Sydney Institute Elizabeth Broderick, Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination focusses on older people and age discrimination, particularly in paid work.
"I want to do 4 things:First, I will start by making some introductory remarks about age discrimination...
Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick argues that a “critical mass” of women in senior positions is needed to achieve equality in the workforce and that quotas and targets must be considered.
Speaking at the National Conference on Women and Industrial Relations in Darwin, Ms...
Australia’s new Human Rights Commissioner, Edward Santow, will use his first year in office to focus on the treatment of people in detention in Australia.
Commissioner Santow said he hopes the Federal Government will soon announce what it intends to do about the Optional...
In this speech at the Australian National University, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane, reflects "on the state of racism in Australian society – in particular some of the emerging challenges we face in combating prejudice, bigotry and discrimination.
This lecture argues that children’s rights continue to be inadequately protected in Australia. Twenty years ago, the Australian Government signed and ratified the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. While much has been achieved in the protection and promotion of children’s rights...
In this keynote address to AIATSIS Native Title Conference, Social Justice Commissioner asks how the annually tabled Native Title and Social Justice reports can be used to achieve the aims of reconciliation.
I will start by giving you some background to my role as...
Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, was asked by the Stolen Generations Alliance and the National Sorry Day Committee to respond to the Apology.