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Human Rights Week 2020 (3-10 December) Tasmanian Awards

Equal Opportunity Tasmania are inviting nominations now for Human Rights Week 2020 Tasmanian Awards.

Based on an act of kindness and/or compassion towards Tasmanians, nominations can now be made for the following award categories:

*   Individual Award (for a person living in Tasmania)

*   Organisation Award (for a group, program or activity based in Tasmania)

*   Youth Award (for a person under 18 years of age living in Tasmania)

*   Social Group Award (for a group based in Tasmania, e.g., school, family, neighbourhood)

Awards will be presented to those who have demonstrated an outstanding act of kindness and/or
compassion that positively impacted the life of a Tasmanian individual or community.

Please circulate the flyer below through your networks and connections.

Nomination details:

  • Nominations should be no more than 200 words.
  • The community organisation, individual or social group being nominated must be living or based in Tasmania.
  • Tell us your name and contact details when submitting your entry. If requested your information will not be provided to the nominee.
  • Tell us the contact details of who you are nominating. Nominees must be contactable.
  • Nominations to be submitted by Friday 30 October 2020:

If you wish to discuss your nomination before submitting, please contact us via the e-mail address above, or phone 1300 305 062 and ask for Amelia or Katrina.

Human Rights Week 2020 Tasmanian Awards flyer (PDF, 371.7 KB)

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Equal Opportunity Tasmania has prepared a guide for everyone involved in employment in Tasmania - business owners, chief executives, managers, supervisors, human resource departments and recruitment agencies.  It gives practical ways to make equal opportunity work for you and not against you.  It provides action checklists, which will help you make your workplace fairer.

All employers big or small, have to work within the law.  It makes good business sense.  Equal Opportunity helps you manage and get the best out of people.

Tasmania's Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy 2019-2022

The Tasmanian Government has recently released the Respect and Protect Older Tasmanians: Tasmania's Elder Abuse Prevention Strategy 2019-2022. The strategy aims to ensure that the Tasmanian community understands and recognises elder abuse and, as a community, is committed to responding to and preventing the abuse of older Tasmanians.

The Link Youth Health Service Outreach Program

Equal Opportunity Tasmania has partnered with The Link Youth Health Service (The Link) to help young people aged 12 to 25 identify and deal with discrimination experienced in Tasmania. Staff from Equal Opportunity Tasmania visit The Link to provide information about individuals rights and responsibilities under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas).

The face-to-face outreach sessions are currently suspended.

Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania Outreach Program

Equal Opportunity Tasmania has partnered with the Migrant Resource Centre Tasmania (MRC Tas) to help their clients deal with discrimination and racism experienced in Tasmania. Staff from Equal Opportunity Tasmania visit MRC Tas to give their clients information about their rights and responsibilities under the Anti-Discrimination Act 1998 (Tas).

The face-to-face outreach sessions are currently suspended.