Launch of Children's Rights Report 2016

IntroductionGood morning everyone. I want to begin by speaking about an artwork submitted by a young person detained in a youth justice centre. This was sent to me as an entry to an art competition I ran for children and young people in youth...
Friday 2 December 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

World AIDS Day breakfast: Hobart

Terrace Room, Best Western Hobart, 156 Bathurst St, HobartSpeaking notes CHECK AGAINST DEIVERYAcknowledgements:Muwinina [pron: ‘mou wee nee nar’] peopleTasCAHRD (who invited me to speak)Elders in the LGBTI community.Introduction15 years ago, when I...
Friday 2 December 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Access and equity: human rights in practice

Speech to SydWest Multicultural Services AGMEdward Santow – speaking notes – CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgements:the traditional Aboriginal owners of the land, the Darug peopleDr Chandrika Subramaniyan (Chair, SydWest Multicultural Services)Elfa...
Tuesday 29 November 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Human rights in action: the role of social workers in detention

Speech to Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Queensland State Social Work ConferenceUniversity of Queensland, St Lucia Campus – Lecture Theatre Room 234, Parnell Building  
Friday 25 November 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Transgender Day of Remembrance

Transgender Day of RemembranceHarmony Park, Goulburn St, Surry HillsEdward Santow, Human Rights CommissionerCheck against deliveryAcknowledgementsGadigal people of the Eora NationElders in the trans community, past and present. In particular, those...
Sunday 20 November 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality Forum

National Faith and Civil Marriage Equality ForumHosted by Australians 4 EqualityMain Committee Room, Parliament House, CanberraEdward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner, Australian Human Rights CommissionCheck against DeliveryIntroductionMy late...
Thursday 17 November 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia - Annual Cunningham Lecture

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO delivered the keynote address at the annual Cunningham Lecture, in Old Parliament House, on 8 Nov 2016.Professor Glenn Withers AO, President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, was pleased to introduce Dr...
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Children's Week Address: Don't be scared - it's just information!

IntroductionI would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Arrernte people, and pay my respects to elders past, present and future. I would also like to thank Geraldine for the Welcome to Country, and...
Friday 4 November 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

COTA SA Annual General Meeting

Dr Kay Patterson delivered an address at the COTA SA Annual General Meeting on Monday 31 October 2016, in Adelaide. The topic presented covered the priorities for the Commission going forward with reference to older people. The Emiritus Professor...
Monday 31 October 2016
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Introductory remarks at the 2nd Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

Speech given at the 2nd Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture, University of Technology SydneyNext Monday, 31 October, we will mark the 41st anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act coming into effect.The Act is Australian society’s official...
Thursday 27 October 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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