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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 >>

Let’s sort this out – Human Rights Commission

Friday, 22 August 2014, 2:57 pm | Human Rights Commission

A Whangarei woman allegedly censured for greeting customers with Kia ora can get in touch with the Human Rights Commission says Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy. “We really need to resolve these kinds of issues. I had thought that the ... More >>

The Right To Work:South Auckland Case Study

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:27 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:24 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

The Right To Work: Young New Zealanders

Monday, 18 August 2014, 4:23 pm | Human Rights Commission

Getting young people into work is about preparing them for work and ensuring they have ongoing support: sustainable youth employment isn’t a tick the box exercise. More >>

Islamic Awareness Week for all Kiwis

Monday, 18 August 2014, 10:15 am | Human Rights Commission

This week Kiwis who are curious about the Islamic faith have the opportunity to visit a mosque, find out about the faith and meet Muslim New Zealanders. More >>

Access to buildings is a human right, says monitoring group

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:17 pm | Human Rights Commission

A key group monitoring disability rights in New Zealand says proposed changes to building regulations are unnecessary and infringe disabled people’s right to access buildings. More >>

Disabled people deserve better health and education

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 5:16 pm | Human Rights Commission

Urgent attention is needed to stop disabled New Zealanders with intellectual/learning disabilities dying up to 23 years before the rest of the population, says a key group monitoring disability rights in New Zealand. More >>

Human Rights Commission backs interfaith peace call

Thursday, 7 August 2014, 1:20 pm | Human Rights Commission

The Human Rights Commission is backing a call from local religious communities for New Zealanders to stand alongside them in peace and compassion: and not in hatred. More >>

Commission urges politicians to stick to the major issues

Wednesday, 30 July 2014, 1:34 pm | Human Rights Commission

In the run up to the general election Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is urging politicians to “do the right thing and stick to those major issues that will help make New Zealand a better place for all our children to grow up in.” More >>

Bilingual guide a demonstration of leadership

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 2:39 pm | Human Rights Commission

“Waikato River Restoration: A Bilingual Guide” to the Waikato River that saw Tainui Waikato, Landcare Trust and the Waikato River Authority working together is a demonstration of rangatiratanga or leadership says Race Relations Commissioner ... More >>

Commission congratulates YWCA Equal Pay Award Recipients

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 9:20 am | Human Rights Commission

EEO Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue has congratulated the winners of the inaugural YWCA Equal Pay Awards. “Change does not happen without leadership and this is what we are seeing with these employers who are determined to address New Zealand’s persistent ... More >>

 

 

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