Media ID 0411-A
News report (ca 1987) on the Human Rights Commission coming up with ten areas where discrimination should be outlawed – including sexual orientation
Rae Julian, Richard Northey
Sound quality – recorded off the radio
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Checkpoint - Late Edition (ca 1987, National Programme)
The Human Rights Commission is facing increased opposition for its wide ranging recommendations to update the Act under which it operates..
The Commission has come up with ten areas where discrimination should be outlawed, including sexual orientation..
Rae Julian – the Human Rights Commission supported the anti-discrimination clause in the Homosexual Law Reform Bill.. we haven’t changed our mind.. we have found discrimination because of sexual orientation.. it is a human right..
Disability, age, employment status, AIDS, pregnancy, political affiliations..
Rae Julian - Mental and physical disability are the top priority
Richard Northey - outstanding areas of discrimination.. homosexuality.. we need to consider the best way of dealing with that .. we’re not at the stage of making definite recommendations yet