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July to Dec training calendar

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Our July to December 2014 Training Calendar is now available. Go to our Current training courses page to find out more and to register.

Reconciliation Week Message


As we welcome National Reconciliation Week (27 May to 3 June 2013) , I urge all South Australians to think about what they can do to bring an end to racism. Reconciliation Week is a chance for us to not only reflect on and celebrate how far we have come in Australia in our journey towards reconciliation but also to remember how important it is to continue to work together to achieve equal opportunity for all Australians and to eliminate racism.

Interview on Teaming Up with Football United (video)

Watch the Commissioner's Interview with Who Won on Teaming Up With Football United here.

The interview is from the launch of Football United on 22 May 2013. See full coverage of the event at www.whowon.net.au

Words into Action

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Words into Action is a practical guide to achieve gender equity and improve company's performance. It was developed by the Premier's Council for Women in partnership with local industry and the Office for Women.

To find out more, go to the full Words into Action Guide.

Football United Launch photos

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The Football United program, in partnership with the University of South Australia and the Port Adelaide-Enfield Council’s Street Sports Program, was launched on 22nd May 2013 at Windsor Gardens Vocational College. Equal Opportunity Commissioner Anne Gale made a short speech and had the honour of kicking the first goal, a tradition at the Football United season launches.

Employment of mature age workers


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?

Disability Justice Plan for SA -Have Your Say

How you can help to improve the criminal justice system for people with disability.

The South Australian Government is committed to improving the criminal justice system for people with disability, whether they be victims, witnesses or those accused of a crime.

Kicking Goals for Equal Rights

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A unique football program is scoring a number of goals in promoting education, leadership skills, social justice and inclusion for youth, including young migrants.

20 Years: 20 Stories SA screening photos

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Commissioner's interview on race discrimination

Interview of the Commissioner, Anne Gale, on race discrimination on 639ABC

Combating racism through sport


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.

National sport stars tell it straight – Play by the Rules

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:

Updated 'Accessible events - a guide for organisers' released

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.”

International Women's Day Message


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.

Twenty Years: Twenty Stories

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.

Read our December eNewsletter!

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Human Rights Day 2012

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Protecting human rights - your right to be heard in South Australia

Rights Protection agencies in South Australia are raising awareness of their services in the lead up to Human Rights Day, Monday 10 December 2012.

The United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) recognises the inherent rights we all have to dignity and equality, including the right to:

New diversity guide for employers

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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.

Why diversify?

There are many social and economic reasons that make diversity in the workplace a great business case.

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