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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 >>

“Race Relations: Where To Now?”

Tuesday, 14 October 2014, 10:53 am | Human Rights Commission

In 1993 former Prime Minister Jim Bolger was ridiculed for suggesting New Zealand was an Asia Pacific nation. More >>

Taking a stand epitomises the Kiwi fighting spirit

Thursday, 9 October 2014, 2:36 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says a Canterbury University professor who has spoken publicly against racist and sexist student behaviour epitomises the Kiwi fighting spirit. More >>

NZers urged to stand with Muslim Kiwis in peace

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:31 pm | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging New Zealanders to stand alongside Muslim Kiwis in peace and compassion. More >>

A day to remember our duty to look after our senior citizens

Tuesday, 30 September 2014, 10:00 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says International Day of the Older Person (1 October) is a United Nations day to celebrate our senior citizens, but also acknowledge the need to protect our kaumatua, or older people from abuse and neglect. More >>

Queenstown taxi driver courageous - Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 23 September 2014, 9:26 am | Human Rights Commission

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy says “people like Queenstown taxi driver Ganesh Paramanathan who go public and shine the spotlight on racial abuse are courageous and do so on all our behalf. They make our country a better place ... More >>

Fair travel for support workers removes existing injustice

Friday, 12 September 2014, 2:52 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commissioner, Dr Jackie Blue welcomes the Government’s announcement today that it has corrected a wrong for community support workers by agreeing to pay for travel time and for petrol costs when travelling between clients. More >>

Commission condemns violent attack on Gay Wellingtonians

Wednesday, 27 August 2014, 11:57 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission has condemned a violent attack on staff and patrons at a gay bar in central Wellington last Friday. GayNZ reported that the alleged attackers were abusive and violent when they realised the bar and the people in it were gay. More >>

Diversity Forum focuses on migrant and refugee employment

Sunday, 24 August 2014, 12:21 pm | Human Rights Commission

“This year our theme is Migrant and Refugee Employment and it’s an important one facing not just Christchurch but all New Zealand,” said Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. More >>

 

 

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