Stopping racism is everyone's responsibility

Racism can get ugly. Think of the incidents of racist abuse on public transport that frequently attract media coverage.It's an unpleasant experience to witness racist vitriol or confrontation. It's even worse when you're on the receiving end of it....
Thursday 5 October 2017

Religion and Human Rights in Modern Australia: Friends, Foes or Ships in the...

Western Sydney Open ForumCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgements• Traditional Aboriginal owners: the Darug Nation• Dr Sev Ozdowski AMIf you’ve read the papers or seen the news in the last few weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that human...
Wednesday 27 September 2017

NTCOSS Conference 2017

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Larrakia yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra...
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Sit down in Melbourne

Commissioner examines populism, anxiety and race

What is the best response to the anxiety, anger and hatred present in public discussions and political debates?Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane addressed this question in his keynote speech to the Australian Political Studies...
Tuesday 26 September 2017

Populism, anxiety and race

Keynote speech to Australian Political Studies Association conference, MelbourneCheck against delivery  The American political sociologist Barrington Moore once said, ‘No bourgeoisie, no democracy.’ We are now seeing that formula being put through...
Monday 25 September 2017
Australian Defence Force members at Mardi Gras.

Celebrating 25 years of diversity in the armed forces

Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow has joined with lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex members of the Australian Defence Force to celebrate diversity in the armed forces.“Tonight, we celebrate 25 years of open service for lesbian,...
Sunday 24 September 2017

Keynote Address - Military Pride Ball 2017

Military Pride Ball - Keynote Speech Check against deliveryIntroductionAcknowledgements• Thank you, James and Ellen, for your kind introduction.• Traditional owners: the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and to pay my respects to their elders past...
Saturday 23 September 2017
women in conversation

Commissioner tells women they are greatest agents for change

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar has told Australia’s female leaders they are the greatest agents for change and empowerment in this country.Speaking at the Chief Executive Women’s annual dinner on 19...
Wednesday 20 September 2017

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation...

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity?Austin Asche OrationAustralian Academy of Law and Charles Darwin UniversityNitmiluk Lounge, Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin 5pm, 19 September 2017CHECK AGAINST...
Tuesday 19 September 2017

Chief Executive Women’s Annual Dinner 2017

Jalangurru maningga balanggarri (good evening everyone).Bilimi ingirranggu, ngindaji thangani ganinyi . I will share with you how I came to be here tonight.Wendy McCarthy ingga ngayaginma jurali, wilawunbu ngindaji yani.Gudu gudu limi nhi, nginyjaga...
Tuesday 19 September 2017

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