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Human Rights Database to Create Better Access

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 6th March 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission is developing a national database of programs and services that assist people with disability in the criminal justice system. The database…

Call for Disability Justice Strategy

Staff Reporter, Wednesday, 5th February 2014 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission has called on all States and Territories to introduce a disability justice strategy after a new report finds people with disability are not…

Disability App Challenge

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 15th August 2013 -  The Australian Human Rights Commission is to sponsor an award for an accessible app that accommodates the needs of people with disability. The Australian Human Rights Commission…

Gender Equality Bill Passes Through Parliament

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 27th November 2012 -  New legislation supporting gender equality in the workplace has passed through the both houses of Federal Parliament. The passage of the Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace…

NFPs Support National Anti-Racism Strategy

Lina Caneva, Friday, 24th August 2012 -  Not for Profits across Australia have joined in to support a National Anti-Racism Strategy called Racism. It Stops With Me. Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Helen Szoke…

TV Captioning Gets Go Ahead

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 26th June 2012 -  New legislation to improve captioning on Australian television to assist the deaf and hearing impaired has passed the Australian Senate and has been welcomed by Not for Profit organisations…

National Children’s Commissioner a Step Closer

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 24th May 2012 -  Legislation to establish a National Children’s Commissioner within the Australian Human Rights Commission has been introduced into the Federal Parliament. Attorney-General…

More Captioning on Pay TV – Human Rights Commission Agreement

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 8th May 2012 -  Captioning levels on subscription television services will be increased over the next three years, under an agreement reached between the Australian Human Rights Commission and…

Not for Profits Welcome Establishment of National Children’s Commissioner

Staff Reporter, Monday, 30th April 2012 -  A coalition of Australia’s leading children and youth focused organisations has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement of the establishment of a National…

Charities Join Church in Offering to House Child Asylum Seekers

Staff Reporter, Monday, 22nd August 2011 -  Australian Not for Profit organisations have renewed their calls for child refugees to be allowed to stay in Australia as the High Court decides upon their fate. Both Baptcare and…

Senate Begins Inquiry into Malaysia Deal After Greens and Coalition Unite

Staff Reporter, Thursday, 18th August 2011 -  The Senate has agreed to send the Malaysia deal to the Legal and Constitutional Affairs References Committee for inquiry and report back by September 22, 2011. The inquiry comes after…

Charities Join Outcry Over Malaysia Swap Deal

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 9th August 2011 -  Not for Profit organisations have joined the public outcry this week against the Government’s decision to send refugees – and in particular unaccompanied minors –…
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