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Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford

By   /  February 22, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford Human Rights Commission supports review – Chief Commissioner David Rutherford February 22, 2018 The Human Rights Commission supports the announcement from Minister of Justice Andrew Little for a review regarding internal sexual harassment claims. The review will […]

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Move to deliver pay equity for mental health workers positive, says Commission

By   /  February 14, 2018  /  24-7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Move to deliver pay equity for mental health workers positive, says Commission

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Move to deliver pay equity for mental health workers positive, says Commission Move to deliver pay equity for mental health workers positive, says Commission February 14, 2018 The Government’s announcement that they will enter pay equity talks with unions representing mental health support workers is a positive […]

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Human Rights Commission welcomes Court of Appeal decision overturning care ruling

By   /  February 9, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission welcomes Court of Appeal decision overturning care ruling

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human Rights Commission welcomes Court of Appeal decision overturning care ruling The Human Rights Commission welcomes the decision by the Court of Appeal to overturn the Ministry of Health’s ruling about how much a mother received for caring for her son full-time.  Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero […]

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Human Rights Commission welcomes Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care: “An important moment in the history of human rights”

By   /  February 1, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Human Rights Commission welcomes Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care: “An important moment in the history of human rights”

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Human Rights Commission welcomes Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care: “An important moment in the history of human rights” Human Rights Commission welcomes Royal Commission of Inquiry into Historical Abuse in State Care: “An important moment in the history of human rights” February […]

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New Zealand Holocaust survivors inspire award winning Anti-Racism Campaign

By   /  January 25, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on New Zealand Holocaust survivors inspire award winning Anti-Racism Campaign

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: New Zealand Holocaust survivors inspire award winning Anti-Racism Campaign New Zealanders who survived the Holocaust have helped inspire the Human Rights Commission’s anti-racism campaigns. Tomorrow marks UN Holocaust Remembrance Day and the 73rd anniversary of the liberation of the German Concentration and Extermination camp, Auschwitz. In New […]

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ANZ supports Human Rights Commission campaign to Give Nothing to Racism

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on ANZ supports Human Rights Commission campaign to Give Nothing to Racism

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: ANZ supports Human Rights Commission campaign to Give Nothing to Racism ANZ is taking a stand against racism in New Zealand by being the first business to join the Human Rights Commission’s ‘Give Nothing To Racism’ campaign. The campaign encourages people to address small acts of racism […]

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Attitudes towards students with disabilities must change, Commission says

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Attitudes towards students with disabilities must change, Commission says

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Attitudes towards students with disabilities must change, Commission says The recent case of an autistic boy having to move schools due to bullying is a clear indication that more has to be done to change attitudes towards children with disabilities and address bullying in schools, says the […]

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Can wedding services be refused to same sex couples?

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Can wedding services be refused to same sex couples?

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Can wedding services be refused to same sex couples? It is unlawful for anyone to deny goods or services to the public, or to provide them on less favourable terms or conditions, because of any of the 13 grounds of discrimination (including sexual orientation) in the Human […]

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10 highlights from the year in human rights

By   /  December 15, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on 10 highlights from the year in human rights

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: 10 highlights from the year in human rights 2017 has been a big year for the Commission and for human rights in New Zealand. We’ve been able to achieve some incredible things and bring attention to a number of important issues – this wouldn’t have been possible without […]

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An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner

By   /  November 30, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: An open letter to all New Zealanders from Paula Tesoriero, Disability Rights Commissioner Proud to be Me. Today we start a campaign that’s about 24% of our population. Nearly a quarter of us live with disability. Mothers, fathers, children, grandchildren. Of all ethnicities, incomes and living across […]

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Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says

By   /  November 25, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Family Violence Policies in workplaces must be supported by legislation, Commission says The Human Rights Commission has reiterated its support for legislation that would see family violence policies introduced in all New Zealand workplaces. Equal Employment Opportunites Commissioner Dr Jackie Blue says that White Ribbon Day is […]

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International Reporting

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on International Reporting

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: International Reporting What is international reporting and why does New Zealand take part? New Zealand has signed up to be a party to a number of covenants, treaties and declarations. Countries that are a party to these are reviewed every four years or so by the relevant […]

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Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Taika’s challenge to Kiwis to Give Nothing to Racism takes out top honours New Zealand’s first nationwide anti-racism campaign Give Nothing to Racism has won top honours at the Asia-Pacific Communications Awards taking out the supreme award for the best communications campaign by an NGO, association or institution. An […]

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Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Ombudsman’s Final Opinion emphasises importance of monitoring best practice delivery A Final Opinion released by the Ombudsman has emphasised again the need for regular monitoring of schools when it comes to the use of seclusion, the Human Rights Commission says.   The Final Opinion, released by Ombudsman […]

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Where to next for children’s rights

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Where to next for children’s rights

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Where to next for children’s rights Calls from the Children’s Commissioner to ensure that children and the rights of children are at the heart of policy and legislative reform are supported by the Human Rights Commission. The UNCROC Monitoring Group, which the Human Rights Commission is part […]

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Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission

By   /  November 6, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission Paid Parental Leave increase announcement welcomed by Commission November 6, 2017 The Human Rights Commission has today welcomed news that the Government will be introducing legislation to extend the amount of Paid Parental Leave to 26 weeks by 2020. […]

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Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board

By   /  November 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board

Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board Commission pleased to see equal pay legislation go back to the drawing board November 1, 2017 News that the Government will halt the Employment (Pay Equity and Equal Pay) Bill has been welcomed today […]

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The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism”

By   /  June 17, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism”

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: The RSCA’s letter to Susan Devoy: “Real New Zealand Recruiters Say NO to Racism” Dear Dame Susan, Earlier today RCSA, the peak industry and professional body for recruitment in New Zealand, became aware of a racist audio recording posted on social media by the […]

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Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Expert’s report on New Zealand’s seclusion and restraint practices causes stir After international expert Dr Sharon Shalev’s visit last year, her resulting report into seclusion and restraint practices in New Zealand has been released with many shocked by her findings. In late April the […]

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Disability team to travel to UN for international conference

By   /  June 1, 2017  /  24/7, 24/7 News, Human Rights, Human Rights Commission, MIL NZ OSI, New Zealand, New Zealand Government Public Service, Press Release  /  Comments Off on Disability team to travel to UN for international conference

MIL OSI – Source: Human Rights Commission – Press Release/Statement: Headline: Disability team to travel to UN for international conference This month, Human Rights Specialist Erin Gough will travel to the United Nations in New York to attend the Conference of States Parties (COSP) to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD). […]

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