Radio transcript from the Commissioner's interview with Annette Marner on 639ABC on 21 May 2013
Annette Marner: … Anne Gale … thanks for coming on … what do you see, do you hear complaints, I’ve certainly heard over the years that people have alleged there is a lot of discrimination towards older workers, what do you hear?
International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination message
Today, 21 March 2013, in Australia we celebrate our diversity with Harmony Day, and focus on the message ‘everyone belongs’. Harmony Day coincides with the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. This year’s theme is ‘Racism and Sport’; a problem which continues to cause concern in many parts of the world, and at times here in Australia. The theme also highlights the positive role that sports can play in combating race discrimination.
Originally submitted on 20 March, 2013 - 14:32. Last updated on 4 April, 2013 - 10:39.
Four of Australia’s best known sport stars have each recorded a 30-second Community Service Announcement for the national Play by the Rules initiative to promote safe, fair and inclusive sport. The big four are:
Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has congratulated Meetings & Events Australia on the release of an updated edition of Accessible events – a guide for organisers.
“Events such as conferences, festivals, annual meetings, award ceremonies, fundraisers and seminars are big business and an important part of the lives of many people,” said Commissioner Innes. “Ensuring they are accessible for people with disability - whether they are presenters, sponsors or participants is a legal requirement.”
Today on International Women's day (8 March), we recognise the economic, political and social achievements of women in the past, present and future. We look back on past struggles and accomplishments, and more importantly, look ahead to the untapped potential and opportunities that await future generations of women.
Originally submitted on 13 March, 2013 - 14:42. Last updated on 4 April, 2013 - 10:40.
One in five Australians has a disability. That’s about 4 million people. Chances are you, or someone you know, has a disability.
Being discriminated against because of disability is unlawful. But until 1993, it was not against the law to deny someone with a disability, equality. On March 1, the Human Rights Commission celebrated not just the 20th birthday of the Disability Discrimination Act 1992, but a collection of triumphs, that have made Australia a better place.
Originally submitted on 13 March, 2013 - 14:36. Last updated on 22 April, 2013 - 09:56.
The Australian Government has released a new guide for employers about diversity in the workplace. Strengthening Your Business Through Diversity explains why diversity makes sense and lists support available to diversify your workforce.
There are many social and economic reasons that make diversity in the workplace a great business case.
On Monday 19 November 2012, the Don Dunstan Foundation and the Victorian Women’s Trust presented A Switch in Time: restoring respect to Australian politics.
Is bad behaviour in Australian politics threatening our democracy? Sexism, inflammatory journalism and political inaccuracies are taking their toll on ‘having a fair go’. The time has come to take a stand and to restore respect for democratic principles and work for the common good.
Australia's Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, released Working without fear: Results of the sexual harassment national telephone survey 2012 on 30 October, which shows that sexual harassment is not only widespread in Australian workplaces, but that progress in addressing it has stalled.