Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee Reconciliation Inquiry: Dr...

The terms of reference for the inquiry into reconciliation that was established yesterday by the Senate directly responds to the concerns raised in my latest Social Justice Report to the Parliament.

President Speech: Mandatory immigration detention of children in Australia: how...

I knew Brad well and admired him a great deal. We met when he joined the Crown Solicitor’s Office and we worked closely together in that office for a number of years. He was appointed Crown Solicitor of South Australia when I left that position to...

Doctor of Social Science Honoris Causa Acceptance: Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM

I accept with gratitude the honorary doctorate bestowed upon me by the RMIT University - a great University established in 1881 to serve Melbourne's "working men".

Gender Issues For Girls With Disabilities

Before I begin I'd like you, please, to imagine a classroom full of children, with their teacher ... Now let it be a science class in a laboratory ... Now an art class ... Now a class of children on an excursion to the zoo ... A playground at lunch...

Women’s Leadership

Tom’s joke. My term as SDC was due to finish next month.  But when I reflected on whether I would extend I asked myself the question – what other job takes you from 200 metres under the sea in a submarine, to the UN in NY, to beyond the wire in a...

President Speech: A fair chance for every child: The right to survival and...

First, may I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal people, and pay my respects to their elders, both past and present.

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I would like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of the land where we meet today and to pay my respects to their elders. I would also like to thank the University of NSW and Professor Daniel...

Notes for presentation to Productivity Commission DDA review

Thank you for the opportunity to be here today. Can I begin by apologising for the Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner Dr Sev Ozdowski. Sev has been following this inquiry very closely but had arranged to be away this week before the...

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The recent Report of the National Pregnancy and Work Inquiry tabled in parliament and launched on 25 August 1999 is the focus of my contribution to this conference. The Inquiry was granted to the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission under...

Evolving law and order policy - A rights perspective

Today's forum is an extremely important one. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on progress, or lack of it, in the ten years since one of the most extensive and devastating reports into the impact of colonialism on the Indigenous peoples of this...

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