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State schools still not on target to give all kids access

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

‘Success for All – Every School, Every Child' is the government’s vision and work programme to achieve a fully inclusive education system. However, as revealed in a Radio New Zealand interview today, reports of a Papakura school’s resistance ... More >>

GAYTM attack sad but the show will go on in full swing

Friday, 20 February 2015, 4:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

GAYTM attack sad but the show will go on in full swing Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Richard Tankersley says he is really disappointed to see that the ANZ Auckland GAYTM has been vandalised. “I was delighted to see the beautifully decorated money ... More >>

Dob in desecrators of Jewish graves – Race Relations

Monday, 16 February 2015, 4:02 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy has described an attack on Jewish graves in Dunedin as “gutless, shameful and ignorant” and urged anyone with information on the offenders to contact Police. More >>

Race Relations Day 21 March 2015 - Big Change Starts Small

Wednesday, 11 February 2015, 1:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

This year’s Race Relations Day theme – “Big Change Starts Small -” – was created by a Vietnamese Kiwi who had lived in Auckland for less than a year when he won last year’s national Race Unity Speech Award. The theme’s te reo Maori ... More >>

Maori Basketball Tournament

Thursday, 5 February 2015, 4:51 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy hopes an issue over a Rotorua basketball tournament can be sorted out. More >>

Devoy: Honour our Holocaust survivors, don't be a bystander

Tuesday, 27 January 2015, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

70 years ago in the early hours of the morning and in the middle of a bitter snowstorm, Auschwitz Concentration Camp was liberated. Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day, this afternoon some incredible New Zealanders – our own Holocaust survivors ... More >>

Turangawaewae - Human Rights Commission e-newsletter

Monday, 26 January 2015, 3:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Please find our new newsletter here . Highlighted stories this month: Treaty of Waitangi and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People Dame Susan Devoy – Al Jazeera interview Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner – The Equal Pay Act ... More >>

Stereotyping ethnic groups as irresponsible pet owners wrong

Sunday, 25 January 2015, 6:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

Sweeping claims by an SPCA spokesman stereotyping entire races as irresponsible people who don’t care about their pets are “unhelpful, wrong and incredibly offensive to a lot of people” says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

Many care residences not monitored for ill-treatment

Monday, 22 December 2014, 2:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Chief Commissioner David Rutherford says that while most places of detention are monitored for ill-treatment, there are many, such as locked aged-care facilities and community-based homes for disabled persons, which are not. More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns Hate Prayers

Monday, 8 December 2014, 4:50 pm | Human Rights Commission

“New Zealanders who preach hate and violence are fundamentalists, they are extremists and they are the problem,” said Human Rights Commissioner Richard Tankersley. More >>

Public Sector Equal Employment: We have a lot of work to do

Friday, 5 December 2014, 12:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission says we have a lot of work to do following the release of the latest report into the human resource capability of New Zealand’s public service. More >>

Support for Blue Print call for a stand-alone agency

Friday, 28 November 2014, 10:09 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner lead on family violence, Dr Jackie Blue welcomes the Glenn Inquiry, ‘The People’s Blue Print’, which places at its heart that being safe and free from violence is a fundamental human right. More >>

Bill needs amending to better protect human rights

Thursday, 27 November 2014, 5:46 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission submission to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee this afternoon on the Countering Terrorist Fighters Bill makes specific recommendations relating to passport denial; increasing safeguards around visual ... More >>

White Ribbon Day: A lot of work to do

Tuesday, 25 November 2014, 11:55 am | Human Rights Commission

White Ribbon Day is a timely reminder to all New Zealanders that when it comes to sexual violence there is a lot of work to do says Human Rights Commissioner Jackie Blue. “Many victims of sexual violence are failed by the current system and I welcome ... More >>

Commission calls for answers on handling of CERA harassment

Wednesday, 19 November 2014, 4:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue is deeply concerned about the way in which the State Services Commission has handled sexual allegations made against CERA chief executive Roger Sutton this week and is calling for answers. More >>

Violence costs women, children and the New Zealand economy

Tuesday, 11 November 2014, 9:25 am | Human Rights Commission

Violence costs women, children and the New Zealand economy The Glenn Inquiry economic impact study, ‘ Measuring the Economic Costs of Child Abuse and Intimate Partner Violence in New Zealand’ released today, shows that the cost of family violence ... More >>

Commission urges Tauranga locals to keep talking

Monday, 10 November 2014, 8:52 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging Tauranga locals to keep talking in the wake of news that some residents are opposed to a kura kaupapa opening in their suburb. More >>

Human Rights Commission condemns reports of racial abuse

Wednesday, 5 November 2014, 4:25 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has condemned reports of racial abuse against Muslim New Zealanders. Muslim leaders have reported a spike in racial abuse aimed mostly at women and children, many walking to and from school. “The Human Rights Commission ... More >>

ERA amendments a mixed bag

Friday, 31 October 2014, 2:40 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Employment Relations Amendment Act has the potential to put vulnerable workers in a more precarious position, says Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue. However, the commissioner says the right for all to request flexible work hours is ... More >>

Tribunal decision significant for SMEs

Friday, 17 October 2014, 2:22 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Review Tribunal decided this week in favour of an employee’s right not to work on Saturdays for religious reasons. The decision may still be appealed but the Director of the Office of Human Rights Proceedings, Robert Kee, who represented ... More >>



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