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Dr Jackie Blue: Negative discrimination’s positive outcomes

By   /  October 23, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Dr Jackie Blue: Negative discrimination’s positive outcomes

Source: Human Rights Commission Why are we New Zealanders so terrified of special measures or positive discrimination when we so often turn a blind eye to negative discrimination? The Ministers for Women and State Services want the public service to lead in gender equality in the hope it will inspire the private sector to lift […]

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Our vacancies

By   /  October 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, AM-NC, DJF, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, KB, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Our vacancies

Source: Human Rights Commission Our vacancies All vacancies at the Office of Human Rights Proceedings are advertised here. Senior Solicitor or Solicitor (Rōia Matua / Rōia) Applications are invited for the position of Senior Solicitor or Solicitor for the Office of Human Rights Proceedings. This is an exciting opportunity to work at the cutting edge […]

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Paula’s Pānui October

By   /  October 12, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Paula’s Pānui October

Source: Human Rights Commission It’s been an incredibly busy time over the last few months, and I wanted to share with you all what has been happening each month. To do this, I will be letting you know: who I’ve been talking to; what I’ve been talking about; some topical issues my team and I […]

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Disability Rights Commissioner quarterly updates

By   /  October 8, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Disability Rights Commissioner quarterly updates

Source: Human Rights Commission July-September 2018 Meetings: Minister for Disability Issues Carmel Sepuloni for our bi-monthly catch-up Minister of Education Chris Hipkins and Associate Minister of Education (responsibility for learning support) Tracey Martin about the education reforms Minister of Health David Clark about both Family Funded Care and Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Chair of […]

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Karanina Sumeo

By   /  October 4, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Karanina Sumeo

Source: Human Rights Commission Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner, Dr Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo Karanina Sumeo is the proud mother of a son and two daughters. She is of Samoan descent, originally from the village of Vailima, Upolu, Samoa. She comes to the Human Rights from working as a Principal Practice Advisor (Pacific) at Oranga Tamariki, working […]

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Appointment of two new Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Appointment of two new Commissioners for the Human Rights Commission

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission welcomes the appointment of two new Commissioners, announced today by Justice Minister Andrew Little. Professor Paul Hunt has been appointed the Chief Human Rights Commissioner. Professor Hunt will the join Commission in January 2019. The new Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner will be Dr Saunoamaali’i Karanina Sumeo. Acting […]

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Paula Tesoriero: Pacific culture is New Zealand’s culture, so let’s treat it that way

By   /  October 2, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Paula Tesoriero: Pacific culture is New Zealand’s culture, so let’s treat it that way

Source: Human Rights Commission New Zealand is an island in the Pacific, shaped and defined not only by its geographic location, but the people and cultures of the Pacific. To say that the Pacific Islands do not matter is to undermine the basic human right of Pasifika people to be free from discrimination and to […]

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Erihapetu Rehu-Murchie: A woman of incredible mana

By   /  September 24, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Erihapetu Rehu-Murchie: A woman of incredible mana

Source: Human Rights Commission Respected Ngāi Tahu kuia and former Human Rights Commissioner, the late Dr Erihapeti Rehu-Murchie now has her own entry in the Dictionary of NZ Biography. Erihapeti is one of 25 influential wāhine added to the collection to celebrate 125 years since women won the vote in New Zealand. As well as […]

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EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

By   /  September 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on EEO Commission comment on Equal Pay Amendment Bill

Source: Human Rights Commission The following is a statement from Dr Jackie Blue, Equal Employment Opportunities and Women’s Rights Commissioner, regarding the Equal Pay Amendment Bill which was introduced to Parliament yesterday afternoon: “It is encouraging that pay equity moved a step forward with the introduction to Parliament of the Equal Pay Amendment Bill on […]

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September Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

By   /  September 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on September Tūrangawaewae Newsletter

Source: Human Rights Commission Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. This issue covers Māori Language Week, an invitation to organisations to participate in the UPR process, […]

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Human Rights Commission releases Suffrage 125 video

By   /  September 19, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission releases Suffrage 125 video

Source: Human Rights Commission Today the Human Rights Commission premieres its Suffrage 125 video – Still Striving for Equality, which features a former Prime Minister, a former Governor General, a Supreme Court Justice and On the Rag podcasters from The Spinoff. Still Striving for Equality reflects on the gains that women have made in New […]

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Focusing on the rights of women and girls in the Pacific

By   /  September 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Focusing on the rights of women and girls in the Pacific

Source: Human Rights Commission Two Human Rights Commission advisors have been in Samoa this week at the Asia Pacific Forum Roundtable on promoting and protecting the human rights of women and girls in the Pacific region. An important outcome of the meeting was the ‘Apia Statement’, which identifies key human rights issues affecting women and […]

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Organisations are invited to participate is New Zealand’s 3rd Review under the UPR

By   /  September 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Organisations are invited to participate is New Zealand’s 3rd Review under the UPR

Source: Human Rights Commission The Human Rights Commission is inviting organisation to participate in New Zealand’s first in-country Universal Periodic Review Pre-session and related training sessions. On 21 January 2019, New Zealand will undergo its third Universal Periodic Review (UPR) by the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. This is a significant international review of […]

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Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities

Source: Human Rights Commission Commission raises concern for elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities August 21, 2018 The Human Rights Commission has raised concerns this week with a new report questioning the legal and human rights safeguards for an estimated 5000 elderly New Zealanders in secure dementia units and psychogeriatric facilities. […]

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Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

By   /  August 21, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission backs red zone property offer

Source: Human Rights Commission 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 the 2007/08 rateable value, regardless of insurance status, is an important step in enabling people who still live on or own red […]

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Concern for those held in aged care facilities without consent

By   /  August 20, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Concern for those held in aged care facilities without consent

Source: 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. The publication, This Is Not My Home, considers the legal and ethical issues around residential care for older people […]

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Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

By   /  August 17, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Newsletter: Free speech, workplace family violence, the UN committee on women’s rights, Equality at Work in 2018

Source: Human Rights Commission Welcome to the latest Human Rights Commission newsletter Tūrangawaewae – a summary of recent developments on the New Zealand human rights landscape, and the work the Commission is doing for a better, fairer New Zealand. This issue covers the current free speech debate in New Zealand, the Commission’s family violence policy […]

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Birth certificate changes welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people

By   /  August 10, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Birth certificate changes welcomed by takatāpui, trans and non-binary people

Source: 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. By recommending a similar process to updating a passport or driver’s license, the Select Committee is bringing New Zealand in line with international […]

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Indigenous Peoples’ Day time for recommitted efforts

By   /  August 9, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Indigenous Peoples’ Day time for recommitted efforts

Source: Human Rights Commission Today, August 9, is Indigenous Peoples’ Day in many countries around the world and it is a chance to celebrate the diversity and achievements of Indigenous peoples and to commit to ensuring that their rights are protected. In New Zealand, the day is a timely reminder of the need for continued […]

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Shortland Street episode highlights need for balanced Down syndrome information

By   /  August 1, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service  /  Comments Off on Shortland Street episode highlights need for balanced Down syndrome information

Source: Human Rights Commission Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says the current storyline on New Zealand drama Shortland Street emphasises the need for balanced information about Down syndrome. “It is concerning that the initial suggestion raised by a person playing a medical professional on the show at the possibility of having a child with Down […]

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