Speeches and papers

Speeches and papers

This page provides access to over 200 speeches and papers on disability issues from members (current and past) and senior staff of the Australian Human Rights Commission. All major speeches since 2000 are included, as well as a selection of earlier speeches and papers as far back as 1989.

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2012

  1. My body, my health, my decision
    Care without Coercion, Inside Out & Associates and the Social Policy Research Centre, UNSW
    Wednesday 14 November, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  2. Bus Industry Confederation National Conference 2012
    Tuesday 30 October, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  3. Keynote Address
    Blind Citizens Australia, NSW/ACT State Convention on 'Leadership Through Participation'
    Saturday 20 October, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  4. iPhone or Trombone: Age or Disability Don't Have to be Barriers
    Tuesday 2 October, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  5. Keynote Address for Suncorp and PWC’s Traumatic Injury & Disability Insurance Summit
    Friday 14 September, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  6. Launch of the Civil Society Shadow Report
    Wednesday 29 August, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  7. Launch of Macquarie University’s Disability Action Plan
    Tuesday 28 August, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  8. Launch of Australian Federal Police Disability Action Plan
    Thursday 2 August, 2012,
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  9. Media Australia Access iQ launch

  10. 19 July 2012, Sydney
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  11. The DDA 20 Years On: Successes, Lessons and Future Directions

    3rd Annual National Disability Summit
    Paving a future direction for disability policy reform in Australia
    Melbourne 27 June 2012
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  12. Speech to APS Human Rights Network
    Canberra 31 May 2012
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  13. Launch of the Home to Home Digital Stories Exhibition
    Melbourne 9 April 2012
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  14. National Year of Reading 2012
    Canberra 14 February 2012
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

2011

  1. "Other status": disability and human rights
    Amnesty International conference: Human rights challenges and opportunities in the 21st  century, Brisbane 6 October 2011
    Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

  2. Australia's disability rights commitments - onshore or offshore processing?
    or, early release of people with disability into an inclusive Australian community

    Queensland disability summit, Cairns, 22 September 2011
    Graeme Innes AM

  3. Putting out the welcome mat in our new accessible buildings: Where to from here in access developments
    Graeme Innes, Australian Building Codes Board: Building Australia's Future Conference, Brisbane, 20 September 2011

  4. Changing the disability rights climate
    Graeme Innes, 2nd Annual National Disability Summit, Melbourne, 15 September 2011

  5. NSW Careers Forum
    Graeme Innes, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 6 September 2011

  6. Accessible procurement and promotion of equality in employment
    or: It's the same old song but with a different meaning now that policy's moved on

    Presentation to Department of Finance and Deregulation staff
    Graeme Innes, Canberra, 2 August 2011

  7. One size does not fit all: or "To drive a lift you have to say ‘eleven’"
    Australian Network on Disability Conference, 11 May 2011, Darling Harbour,
    Graeme Innes

  8. PWD: past, present and future
    PWD 30th anniversary celebration, Sydney, 16 July 2011, Graeme Innes

  9. Celebration of the commencement of the Premises Standards
    Graeme Innes, Sydney, May 2 2011

2010

  1. National Disability Strategies as tools for implementing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Graeme Innes, Australian Disabiilty Discrimination Commissioner
    Centre for disability law and policy, University College Galway, Ireland, 9 December 2010: delivered via video link

  2. It’s a long way to the top if you want an equal role
    Graeme Innes, Pathways conference, Brisbane 1 December 2010

  3. Scoreboard 2010
    Australian Network on Disability meeting
    Graeme Innes, 30 November 2010 Sydney

  4. Using Conventions for disability-inclusive action in the Pacific
    Graeme Innes, Australian Disability and Development Consortium International Conference, Darwin, 15 September 2010

  5. Launch of Action on Disability in Ethnic Communities DVD
    Graeme Innes, 7 September 2010
  6. Launch of Cinema Access Implementation Plan and the establishment of the Accessible Cinema Advisory Group Graeme Innes, 17 July 2010
  7. Launch: Workers with Mental Illness: a practical guide for managers
    The Hon Catherine Branson QC, President, Australian Human Rights Commission, 27 May 2010

  8. Money changes everything: or, What's Insurance Got to Do with It?
    National Disability Summit address
    Commissioner Graeme Innes AM, Melbourne 30 April 2010

  9. Avatar in the Dreamhouse: The National Arts and Disability Strategy in Focus
    Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Arts Activated Conference March 26 2010
  10. Tablling of Disability Standards on Access to Premises
    Commissioner Graeme Innes AM, Canberra, 15 March 2010
  11. COAG working group on a National Disability Strategy
    Commissioner Graeme Innes AM, Melbourne, 15 January 2010

2009

  1. Speech to Employers Network on Disability International Day of People with Disability cocktail party
    Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
    1 December 2009
  2. Gov2.0 roundtable: Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
    25 November, Parliament House, Canberra
  3. Keynote Address: Pacific Islands Forum Disability Ministers' Meeting, Mr Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australia
    Rarotonga, Cook Islands , 21-23 October 2009
  4. Physical Disability Council of NSW AGM presentation
    Graeme Innes, 21 October 2009
  5. Access to premises – nearly there?
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer Australian Human Rights Commission
    16 September 2009

  6. The best DisCo in town: Towards implementation of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Graeme Innes, Disability Discrimination Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 19 August 2009
  7. Improved rights protection for people with disability: Commentary on the 2009 changes to the Disability Discrimination Act 1992 (Cth) and related measures
    Jonathon Hunyor, Director of Legal Services, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney, 19 August 2009
  8. Shut Out: The Experience of People with Disabilities and their Families in Australia
    Graeme Innes, 5 August 2009, Melbourne
  9. Matt Laffan memorial address
    Graeme Innes, Sydney University Law School 23 june 2009
  10. Using the Disability Convention for practical change
    Graeme Innes, Australian Federation of Disability Organisations conference, Melbourne 29 May 2009
  11. RIGHTS DENIED: Towards a national agenda on abuse, neglect and exploitation of persons with cognitive disability in Australia, Disability Studies and Research Centre seminar, 22 May 2009, Sydney, Graeme Innes AM
  12. Presentation to State and Local Government CEO's
    Graeme Innes AM, Perth , 2 April 2009
  13. Keynote address: Creating Welcoming School Communities
    Graeme Innes AM Perth , 3 April 2009
  14. Telecommunications Access and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Bruce Maguire, Signposts Telecommunications and Disability Forum, 16 February 2009

2008

  1. International Day of People with Disability 2008
    Breakfast meeting, High Court of Australia, Canberra, 1 December, Commissioner Graeme Innes
  2. City of Sydney Access Inclusion Plan
    Commissioner Graeme Innes, Sydney, 1 December 2008
  3. Disability discrimination and disclosure in recruitment
    Cristina Ricci, Australian Human Rights Commission
    HSA Group Professional Conference, Coogee, 12 September 2008

  4. Using the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities as a tool for progress
    International Conference on Disability, Disadvantage and Development in the Pacific and Asia
    Graeme Innes AM
    Employment of people with disability in the Australian Public Service,
    Commissioner Graeme Innes, Employers Network on Disability forum for Australian Public Service. Canberra, 24 September 2008

  5. Keeping Disability Action Plans on track
    Graeme Innes, Victoria statutory authorities workshop
    26 August 2008
  6. Going for gold: Implications of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities for Australian Law and Social Policy
    Graeme Innes, Human Rights Indicators Seminar, Queensland Advocacy Incorporated, Brisbane 20th August, 2008
  7. Launch of disability strand, Sydney Film Festival
    Graeme Innes AM, State Theatre, Sydney, 6 June 2008
  8. Special Education Leaders Conference
    Graeme Innes AM, Paramatta, 6 June 2008
  9. Towards a National Mental Health and Disability Employment Strategy
     Graeme Innes, ACE Annual Disability Employment Network Conference, 5 June 2008 Canberra
  10. ‘Signing up' – Toward Ratification of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Graeme Innes AM, Deafness Forum Conference, Canberra, 24 May 2008.
  11. Australian Human Rights Commission's perspectives on Action Plans
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission. Municipal Association of Victoria
    April 2008
  12. Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman Action Plan launch
    Graeme Innes, Melbourne, 28 February 2008

2007

  1. International Day of People with Disabilities 2007
    Parramatta City Council, 3 December 2007
    Graeme Innes AM
  2. Ozewai web access initiative presentation
    Bruce Maguire, Melbourne, 3 December 2007
  3. Making rights relevant
    National Disability Services conference,
    Canberra, 28 November 2007, Graeme Innes AM
  4. The UN Convention, the rights of people with disabilities and domestic violence
    Diverse and inclusive practice: Redrawing the boundaries
    Domestic Violence, Disability and Cultural Safety National Forum
    Graeme Innes, Brighton-Le-Sands, NSW, 8 November 2007
  5. The Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Physical Disability Council of Australia forum, Hobart , 24.10.2007
  6. NOT HAPPY JAN :
    Epilepsy Action AGM, Graeme Innes AM, 15 October 2007
  7. Education and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities: Des English Memorial Lecture
    Australian Association of Special Education Annual Conference Graeme Innes, Coogee 28 September 2007
  8. Access to the arts: Being Discriminating rather than Discriminatory
    Presentation to Arts Activated Conference, September 26 2007
    Graeme Innes AM
  9. Accessible Procurement: A Market Driven Approach Which Benefits All Australians
    Institute of Public Administration Australia, Graeme Innes, Perth , 20 September 2007
  10. Deafness Forum Captioning Awards - Presentation of award for Free to air TV
    Graeme Innes, Sydney, August 23 2007
  11. Towards ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    Graeme Innes, Parliament House, Hobart, 20 August 2007
  12. Getting it right - a baker's dozen
    Building a sustainable future - the Australian Way NSW AIBS State Conference 20 July 2007, Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  13. Reasonable adjustment
    Employers Network on Disabiilty seminar, Sydney, July 17 2007
    David Mason, Director, Disability Rights policy Australian Human Rights Commission
  14. National Local Roads and Transport Congress
    Graeme Innes AM, Newcastle 10 July 2007
  15. Presentation to TEDICORE Think Tank on Accessible Mobile Telecommunications
    Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Melbourne, May 21, 2007
  16. NSW DET Teacher Consultants Conference Keynote
    Graeme Innes, Sydney, 17 May 2007
  17. Deafness forum presentation to Princess Alexandra Hospital
    Graeme Innes, Brisbane, 20 March 2007
  18. Disclosure Of Disability In The Workplace:
    Rights And Responsibilities Of Employers And Actual Or Potenial Employees With Disability: Suggestions For Best Practice
    Cristina Ricci, Policy Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
    Australian Employers’ Network on Disability seminar
    Canberra, 28 March 2007

  19. Spinning an Accessble Web
    Graeme Innes, E-Accessibility Forum, Adelaide, 6 March 2007

2006

  1. Launch of Westpac accessibility action plan
    Graeme Innes, Sydney, 11 December 2006
  2. Disability and information technology
    Engaging Canadian and Australian Information Technology Companies in Inclusion & Accessibility
    Sydney 4 December 2006 Commissioner Graeme Innes
  3. Housing, Human Rights and Sustainability
    Australian Network for Universal housing Design forum
    Commissioner Graeme Innes, Sydney 8 November 2006
  4. Australian Association of the Deaf national conference
    Commissioner Innes, Adelaide, 3 November 2006
  5. Presentation to AMTA Access Committee
    Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission, November 1 2006

  6. The disability standards for accessible public transport: where are we?
    Bus Industry Confederation conference, Canberra, 31 October 2006, Commissioner Innes
  7. Pathways to employment
    NSW Council for Intellectual Disability / NSW Council of Social Service, Commissioner Innes, 18 September 2006, Sydney
  8. Queensland Taxi Council forum
    Commissioner Innes, 12 September, Toowoomba
  9. Working towards a National Disability Employment Strategy
    Cristina Ricci, Policy Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, ACE Conference 6 September 2006

  10. The Human Rights Context of Mental Health Issues
    Graeme Innes AM, Mental Health Legal Centre Forum: Advance Directives

  11. Sydney City access forum
    Commissioner Innes, 6 September 2006, Sydney
  12. Occupational health and safety and Australian Human Rights Commission's National Inquiry on employment and disability
    Discrimination Alert & Occupational Health News Conference, Sydney, 1 September 2006
  13. Australian Institute of Building Surveyors Conference - Earth, wind, fire and water - engaging the elements
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney 25 July 2006
  14. Hot Topics in Disability Discrimination Law: Employment and Disability
    David Mason, Director Disability Rights policy, Australian Human Rights Commission, Sydney , 21 June 2006
  15. Nomination of Graeme Innes as Australian of the Year
  16. Advancing human rights of children and young people with disabilities
    ACROD NSW Sub-committee on Children, Young People and their Families, Graeme Innes, Sydney, 5 June 2006
  17. Roundtable on Information Access for People with Print Disabilities
    Graeme Innes, Brisbane, 22 May 2006
  18. National Deafness Sector Summit
    Graeme Innes, Perth, 20 May 2006
  19. Adaptable Departments - disability action plans and what makes them work:
    DACV, EOCV, Commission forum: Melbourne, 17 May 2006
    Graeme Innes
  20. Launch of Accessible events -- a guide for organisers
    Gold Coast Convention Centre, 27 April 2006, Graeme Innes
  21. 2006: an opportunity not to be missed?
    Opinion piece on building access by Graeme Innes, Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Discrimination Commissioner

2005

  1. Briefing on education standards
    2 December 2005, University of NSW
    Bruce Maguire, policy officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  2. Providing Access to All : Kuringai Municipal Council - Launch of new access policy and DDA action plan
    2 December 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  3. Opportunity knocks: Workers with a disability
    University of Southern Queensland, Toowoomba, 24 November 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  4. Deafness forum of Australian 2005 Captioning Awards
    North Ryde 12 November 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  5. Round table on Disability Action Plans with State Government Departments
    Hobart, Thursday November 3 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  6. Launch: Not for Service
    Brain and Mind Research Institute, University of Sydney, October 19, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM , Human Rights Commissioner
  7. ABCB Conference 'Building Australia's Future'
    Adelaide, 13 September 2005, Graeme Innes AM, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  8. 3rd National Conference on Human Rights and Mental Health
    Thursday 8 September, Parliament House Canberra
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  9. Opportunity Knocks:Workers with a Disability
    Diversity Council Australia 20th Anniversary Conference Wednesday 7 September, Sydney, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  10. Focusing on futures: employment and disability
    Macarthur Disability Services Annual PSO, ATLAS & Day Services State Conference, Tuesday 6 September 2005, Sydney
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  11. Advancing equality in education and beyond
    Eastern Metropolitan Region Student Disability Conference, 1 September 2005, Melbourne, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  12. Mental Health, Social Inclusion and Citizenship Awards
    Mental Health, Social Inclusion and Citizenship Conference, Adelaide , 31 August 2005
  13. Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Disability Rights Commissioner
  14. Setting an Agenda for Disability and Tourism Research
    Presentation to a workshop on accessible tourism
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, 12 July 2005
  15. National Inquiry into Disability and Employment
    Presentation to the DEWR Employer Roundtable, Melbourne, 13 July 2005 , Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  16. Mental health and human rights in regional Australia in 2005
    Small Towns Conference, Centre for Sustainable Regional Communities La Trobe University , Bendigo 11 July 2005
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  17. People with Disabilities and productive diversity in the Australian Public Service
    Australian Public Service Commission one-day diversity conference, Brisbane, 8 June 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  18. Mental Health and Human Rights; the state of play in 2005
    Comprehensive Area Psychiatrists Special Interest Group, Rozelle Hospital, 17 May 2005, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  19. "Healthy Solutions for Children: Making the Right Choice"
    Association for the Welfare of Child Health (AWCH) 2005 Conference, Parramatta Carlton Hotel 28-29 April 2005
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  20. Meeting with Deafness Forum of Australia
    Commissioner Ozdowski, Lawson NSW 30 April 2005
  21. Software Accessibility: It's Everybody's Business
    Presentation to Australian Taxation Office Software Development Group, Sydney, April 7 2005 Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  22. Employment inquiry: initial forum
    Opening remarks by Commissioner Ozdowski, Sydney 31 March 2005 : see also inquiry index page

2004

  1. Presentation to accessible arts workshop
    Sydney Opera House, 10 December 2004, Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  2. Missed business
    Launch of Australian Human Rights Commission/Marrickville Council guide, Marrickville, 29 October 2004
    Dr Sev Ozdowski, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  3. The draft United Nations Convention on human rights and disability
    Annual General Meeting of People with Disability Australia, Sydney, 27 November 2004, Dr Sev Ozdowski, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  4. Workshop on employment issues
    ACROD national convention, Brighton (Sydney), 24 November 2004, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  5. Risky business? Occupational health and safety and the Disability Discrimination Act
    Employers Making a Difference seminar, Sydney, 27 October 2004 Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  6. Disability Discrimination Developments
    Australian Industry Group National PIR (Personnel and Industrial Relations) Conference Canberra, 26 October 2004
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  7. Mental Health Reform in South Australia
    Press Conference convened by Australian Nurses Federation 19 October 2004, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  8. Pokemons in the Amazon Jungle: Web Accessibility, Disability Discrimination, and the WOW Factor
    Presentation to Web Essentials 2004 Conference, September 30, 2004, Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  9. Launch of Western Australian government Accessing Abilities strategy
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Perth, 15 September 2004
  10. Disability Enterprises annual meeting
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Leura NSW, 30 July 2004
  11. Mental Health Council of Australia Annual Board Dinner
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 17 June 2004
  12. Disability action plans
    Employers Making a Difference Breakfast Briefing, Sydney 8 June 2004, Michael Small , Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  13. Forum on health access for people with disabilities
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 28 May 2004
  14. Meeting with National Disability Advisory Council
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Canberra, 21 May 2004
  15. Roundtable on information access for people with print disabilities
    Bruce Maguire, Policy officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  16. Opening of workshop on draft international Convention on disability and human rights
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Canberra, 25 March 2004
  17. Presentation to Productivity Commission DDA review hearing
    Graeme Innes, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Brisbane, 1 March 2004

2003

  1. Release of third progress report on South Australia's Promoting Independence strategy
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Adelaide, 3 December 2003
  2. Setting the scene: Australian Human Rights Commission's telecommunications forum
    Parliament House Canberra, 28 November 2003
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner; see also opening address by Attorney-General
  3. National Mental Health Strategy - Future Challenges Meeting Broader Community Need
    Keynote address delivered by the the Hon John von Doussa QC, President, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
    Mental Health Foundation of Australia Annual Conference, University of Melbourne, 27th November 2003.
  4. Opening of Australian Electoral Commission workshop
    14 November 2003, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  5. Launch of Bus Industry Confederation accessibility guidelines
    Parliament House Canberra 5 November 2003
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  6. Copyright v Human Rights: Balancing the rights of authors and the interests of people with print disabilities
    Presentation to Australian Blindness Forum, 3 October 2003
    Graeme Innes, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  7. Preparations for the Olympics and Paralympics and inclusion of people with disabilities: the Australian experience
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Australia
  8. Recognition matters: Human rights and the rights of carers
    Carers Australia national conference, 18 September 2003, Canberra, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  9. Opening the doors to employment of more people with a disability
    ACROD Employment Forum, Sydney Olympic Park 31 July 2003
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  10. How local government can address issues of disability
    Workshop session, National Local Government Community Services Conference - Just and Vibrant Communities
    Townsville 29 July 2003, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  11. Local Government - gatekeepers to a more accessible community
    National Local Government Community Services Conference - Just and Vibrant Communities, Townsville 28 July 2003
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  12. Building Regulation and access - an Australian view
    Michael Small, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission.
    Paper prepared July 2003 for UK Centre for Accessible Environments
  13. Notes for presentation to Productivity Commission hearing
    Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes, Sydney 14 July 2003
  14. Paper presented to national conference on young people in nursing homes
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Melbourne 17 June 2003
  15. Promoting the rights of people with disabilities: Towards a new United Nations Convention
    International Workshop for National Human Rights Institutions from the Commonwealth and Asia-Pacific Region
    New Delhi, 26-29 May 2003, Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  16. Telstra/ Diversity at Work forum
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 16 May 2003
  17. Presentation to Round Table on Information Access For People with Print Disabilities Inc.
    Annual Conference, April 27, 2003
    Bruce Maguire, Policy/Project Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
  18. Deafness Forum Hearing Access Seminar
    Bruce Maguire, Policy/project offier, Australian Human Rights Commission, April 14, 2003
  19. Presentation to Web Content and Performance Management Conference
    Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, March 25, 2003
  20. Launch of Telecommunications Industry Ombudsman disability action plan
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Melbourne 14 March 2003
  21. 10th Anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act
    Speech given by Bruce Maguire, March 3, 2003, Sydney
  22. Launch of "Dont judge what I can do by what you think I can't"
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, March 2003
  23. Enabling access: launch of disability awareness resources for local government
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Salisbury, S.A., 19 February 2003

2002

  1. DDA tenth anniversary award
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissione, Human rights awards ceremony, Sydney, 10 December 2002
  2. The DDA and its impact in education
    Graeme Innes AM, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Pathways Conference, Sydney, 1 December 2002
  3. 2nd Victorian state conference for disability direct support workers: Opening address
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Melbourne, 28 November 2002
  4. Presentation of Municipal Association of Victoria access awards
    Graeme Innes AM, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Melbourne 22 November 2002
  5. Disability and human rights
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, NSW Local Government and Shires Association Conference: Without Prejudice, Ryde, 14 November 2002
  6. Seminar on equal opportunity in higher education
    Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, University of Southern Queensland, 12 November 2002
  7. Deafness Forum of Australia annual general meeting
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 19 October 2002
  8. Human rights and people with intellectual disabilities: where to from here?
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Inclusion International congress, Melbourne, 24 September 2002
  9. DDA Standards and Regulation Impact Statements: Context and Process
    Graeme Innes AM, Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Disability Studies and Research Institute seminar, 19 July 2002
  10. 6th national deafblind conference
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney 12 July 2002
  11. Launch of Workcover South Australia Disability Action Plan
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Adelaide, 4 July 2002
  12. Launch of "disparity": a journal of policy, practice and argument
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 22 May 2002
  13. Launch of banking industry accessibility standards
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 15 April 2002
  14. Presentation to the NSW Subcommittee of the Australian Braille Authority
    Bruce Maguire, Policy Officer, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission, 11 April 2002
  15. Disability discrimination legislation in Australia from an international human rights perspective: History, achievements and prospects
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Social Relations of Disability Network seminar, University of NSW, 8 April 2002
  16. Presentation of certificate of recognition to National Australia Bank
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Melbourne, 19 February 2002

2001

  1. Opening of Australian Human Rights Commission's summit for peak disability organisations
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 4 December 2001. Other papers from this summit are also available.
  2. International day for people with disabilities 2001
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alice Springs, 3 December 2001
  3. Equal employment opportunity for people with disabilities: how to move from the theoretical to the actual
    Equal Opportunity Practitioners in Higher Education Australasia, 30 November 2001. Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  4. Acting locally against disability discrimination
    Presentation of Certificate of Recognition, Barossa Council, 29 October 2001, Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  5. The Human Rights of Mentally Ill People:Australian Human Rights Commission inquiry and after
    Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Corrections conference, Marrickville, 19 October 2001. Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  6. An ABC for all Australians: launch of disability awareness resources
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 9 August 2001
  7. Launch of Westpac Action Plan
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner (24 July 2001)
  8. Rights into reality: information access for people with disabilities (May 2001)
    David Mason, Director, Disability Rights policy, Commission: paper for Australian Library and Information Association
  9. DDA transport standards: Australian Human Rights Commission's role
    Graeme Innes A.M., Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Bus Industry Confederation conference, Perth, April 2001
  10. A DDA Standard: What is fair?
    Graeme Innes A.M., Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner
    Building Tomorrow's Future: Australian Building Codes Board Conference 11 April 2001
  11. Launch of Captioned Movies
    Dr Sev Ozdowski O.A.M., Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Sydney, 9 April 2001
  12. Workshop on effective use of the DDA
    David Mason, Director, Disability Rights policy, Australian Human Rights Commission. Disability With Attitude conference, University of Western Sydney, 17 February 2001

2000

  1. The DDA and education seven years on
    Graeme Innes A.M., Pathways Conference, Canberra December 2000
  2. Victorian launch of the Companion Card
    Susan Halliday, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 6 December 2000
  3. The Role of Public Inquiries and Exemption Powers in eliminating disability discrimination
    Graeme Innes A.M., Deputy Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Constructing law and disability conference, Australian National University, 4 December 2000
  4. Achieving equal access to telecommunications
    Paper for Consumer Telecommunications Network conference, Sydney, November 2000. David Mason, Director, Disability Rights policy, Australian Human Rights Commission
  5. The elimination of disability discrimination
    Address by Graeme Innes A.M., Physical Disability Council of Australia conference, 20 November 2000
  6. Women with Disabilities: Doubly disadvantaged
    World Blind Union Women's Forum, 17 November 2000
    Susan Halliday, Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  7. Disability discrimination and insurance
    Address by Graeme Innes A.M., Australian Life Underwriters and Claims Association conference, 5 November 2000
  8. Launch of the Commonwealth Disability Strategy
    Transcript of remarks made by Graeme Innes A.M. at the launch of the revised Commonwealth Disability Strategy
    Parliament House, Canberra, 5 October 2000
  9. Launch of Telstra second Action Plan and catalogue for people with disabilities and older people
    Susan Halliday, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, 16 August 2000
  10. Is there a slow lane on the information superhighway?
    Paper delivered by Professor Alice Tay A.M., Commission President, to Fulbright symposium, Perth
  11. Access to Electronic Commerce For Older Australians And People With A Disability
    Graeme Innes A.M., Roundtable For People With A Print Disability: 22 May 2000
  12. Initiatives to achieve better access to the built environment
    Address by Graeme Innes A.M. to the Queensland Division of the Property Council of Australia: 11 May 2000
  13. Equality by degrees: a place on the platform
    Graeme Innes A.M., Graduation address, Sydney University, 13 April 2000

1999

  1. Don t call me `brave !
    Susan Halliday,  International Day of People with Disabilities, 3 December 1999
  2. Foresight not oversight
    Address delivered by Susan Halliday, receiving the Cable and Wireless Optus Disability Action Plan, 3 December 1999
  3. The Telstra Big Print Bill
    Susan Halliday, 2 December 1999
  4. Blind Citizens Australia 1999 conference keynote address
    Graeme Innes A.M., 15 October 1999.
  5. Dimensions of diversity in Australian civil society
    Address delivered by Chris Sidoti, Human Rights Commissioner, Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner 1997-99,
    Launch of City of Greater Dandenong Diversity Action Plan, 31 August 1999
  6. Disability Action Plans and the Disability Discrimination Act
    (Presentation to Ageing and Disability Department training workshop on Disability Action Plans by Michael Small, Disability Rights Unit, HREOC. February 1999

1998

  1. Disability images and human reality
    Paper presented by Chris Sidoti to ABC staff, 1998
  2. The Disability Discrimination Act and the continuing battle for equal rights for people with a disability
    Address delivered by Chris Sidoti, ACROD Convention, 27 November 1998
  3. World Mental Health Day address
    Chris Sidoti, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner. Australian Psychiatric Disability Coalition National Forum, Canberra, October 10 1998
  4. The DDA and employment of people with a disability
    Address delivered by Chris Sidoti, South Australian Employment Placement Association breakfast meeting, 26 September 1998
  5. Getting there
    8th International Conference on Mobility and Transport for Elderly and Disabled People, Perth, 21 September 1998
    Chris Sidoti, Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner

1997

  1. FounDDAtions
    Reflections published by the late Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner 1993-97, at the end of her term in December 1997
  2. Disability discrimination legislation and its implementation in Australia
    Hong Kong Human Rights Commission seminar, September 1997. David Mason, Director Disability Rights Policy, Australian Human Rights Commission
  3. The right to belong - disability discrimination law in education
    Speech by Elizabeth Hastings, Sydney, July 1997
  4. Assumption, Expectation And Discrimination
    Elizabeth Hastings on gender issues in education for girls with a disability
  5. Understanding Disability Discrimination in Insurance
    Life, Investment & Superannuation Association of Australia summit, Canberra, 23 May 1997. Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  6. Human Rights and Mental Illness
    "Mental Health for All: What's the Vision?" A National Conference on Mental Health Services, Policy and Law Reform into the Twenty First Century, Newcastle, 13-14 February 1997
    Chris Sidoti, Human Rights Commissioner

1996

  1. 1996 Kenneth Jenkins Oration
    ACROD National Convention, Perth, 15 November 1996
    Sir Ronald Wilson A.C., President, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission [1990-1997]
  2. Access on the agenda: No longer an afterthought
    Paper delivered at the Creating Accessible Communities Conference, Fremantle, 12 November 1996
    Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  3. Transition
    Speech to young women on growing up with a disability by Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Pre 1996

  1. Disability discrimination, standards, and occupational health and safety
    Council for Equal Employment Opportunity in Employment employer briefing, 22 August 1995
    Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  2. Finding your own shape
    Speech to young women on growing up with a disability
    Elizabeth Hastings, Disability Discrimination Commissioner
  3. Experience with the representative complaints procedure to date
    Paper given to Disability Discrimination Act Legal Advocacy Services workshop, 25 November 1994. David Mason, Senior Policy Officer, Australian Human Rights Commission
  4. Human rights and mental illness
    Launch of report of national inquiry into the human rights of people with a mental illness, 1993
    Brian Burdekin A.O., Human Rights Commissioner
  5. Human rights and disability: Position paper on needs and options for additional protection (MS Word zipped)
    Brian Burdekin A.O., Human Rights Commissioner (1991)
  6. "The human rights of Australians with Disabilities: A challenge for government"
    1989 Kenneth Jenkins Oration
    Brian Burdekin A.O., Human Rights Commissioner [1986-94]
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