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Social justice report 2008

Posted on: 1 May, 2009
Issue: Vol 9 No 2, April 2009 - June 2009
Related to Cultural ways Social and emotional wellbeing Justice Social issues

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner (2009)
Social justice report 2008.
Sydney: Australian Human Rights Commission

This report, released annually by the Australian Human Rights Commission (previously the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, HREOC) through the Office of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, considers the impact of government activity on the exercise and enjoyment of Indigenous people’s human rights.

This year’s report concentrates on human rights protections for Indigenous peoples, remote Indigenous education, Indigenous healing and the progress on achieving Indigenous health equality by 2030. The report includes 15 recommendations, ten recommendations on formal protections for Indigenous peoples’ human rights; four recommendations for remote Indigenous education; and one recommendation for Indigenous healing. The report also contains one follow-up action for the Social Justice Commissioner about providing advice on a model for a new National Indigenous Representative Body.

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