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Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service

Friday, 14 December 2018, 1:15 pm | Human Rights Commission

Pacific women paid lowest in New Zealand’s Public Service A pay gap of 21% for Pacific women working in the public service is alarming and needs to be addressed urgently, says Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Saunoamaali’i Dr Karanina ... More >>

New Zealand needs to take a human-rights based approach

Thursday, 13 December 2018, 7:30 pm | Human Rights Commission

Acting Chief Human Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero will highlight significant human rights issues in New Zealand with United Nations member states in Geneva this week. More >>

Transformational change needed to reform Education system

Friday, 7 December 2018, 7:53 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the release of the Tomorrows Schools Independent Taskforce: “Our schooling futures: Stronger Together’ Report. More >>

New accessibility work programme an important step

Friday, 7 December 2018, 9:07 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement of a new government work programme focussing on accessibility. More >>

Human Rights Commission calls for new body

Saturday, 1 December 2018, 10:11 am | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission calls for new body to ensure pay transparency The Human Rights Commission is calling for a new independent body to be set up to ensure transparency in reporting about pay equity. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Supreme Court judgment

Friday, 9 November 2018, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the Supreme Court’s judgment in the landmark case of the Attorney-General v Taylor. More >>

Human Rights Commission welcomes Law Commission report

Friday, 26 October 2018, 4:37 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission supports advice from the Law Commission that abortion should be removed from the Crimes Act 1961 and incorporated into health services legislation. More >>

Two new Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission

Tuesday, 2 October 2018, 5:06 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of two new Commissioners, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. More >>

HRC welcomes changes to Funded Family Care

Thursday, 27 September 2018, 12:29 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomes the announcement by the Government that it intends to repeal Part 4A of the New Zealand Public Health and Disability Act 2000 and to consider changes to Funded Family Care. More >>

EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 12:41 pm | Human Rights Commission

“It is encouraging that pay equity moved a step forward with the introduction to Parliament of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill on the day the country celebrated 127 years of women’s suffrage. Pay equity is a right that the suffragists pressed for ... More >>

125 years on – Still Striving for Equality

Wednesday, 19 September 2018, 2:11 pm | Human Rights Commission

Auckland, 19 September 2018 Today the Human Rights Commission premieres its Suffrage 125 video – Still Striving for Equality , which features a former Prime Minister, a former Governor General, and a Supreme Court Judge. More >>

Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 1:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer The Human Rights Commission today welcomed the Government’s announcement of a new offer to buy properties in the Christchurch earthquake residential red zones. “The offer of 100 percent of ... More >>

Concern for those in aged care facilities without consent

Monday, 20 August 2018, 9:47 am | Human Rights Commission

A new report published by the Human Rights Commission raises concerns about the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. More >>

Suggested change to Birth, Deaths and Marriages Act welcomed

Friday, 10 August 2018, 5:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights commission is delighted that the Governance Administration Committee has recommended a human rights approach in simplifying the process to update sex details on birth certificates. More >>

Shortland Street highlights need for balanced information

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 4:26 pm | Human Rights Commission

1 August 2018: Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. More >>

New domestic violence law will help victims

Thursday, 26 July 2018, 9:29 am | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission welcomed the final reading of the Domestic Violence Victims Protection Act which will come into force early next year. According to consultation recently carried out by the Human Rights Commission with a range of women’s organisations, ... More >>

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy

Tuesday, 24 July 2018, 11:45 am | Human Rights Commission

UN women’s rights committee calls for new strategy on violence against women and a Royal Commission of Inquiry into Family Court More >>

Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Tuesday, 3 July 2018, 10:28 am | Human Rights Commission

Women continue to feature in negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. More >>

Gender Pay Principles offer blueprint for pay equity

Monday, 2 July 2018, 6:28 pm | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Gender Pay Principles, announced today by the Minister for Women and the Minister for State Services, will provide a blueprint for the public service to reach its 2021 deadline of closing its gender pay gap, said the Equal Employment ... More >>

Employers offered family violence model policy

Monday, 2 July 2018, 11:58 am | Human Rights Commission

2 July 2018: The Human Rights Commission congratulates a group of pioneering employers who have published a model workplace policy on family violence and encourages other firms to take it up. More >>

 

 

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