National Disability Services NSW State Conference ‘Turning Plans into Outcomes’

I acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and pay my respect to their elders past and present.  I also pay respect to Aboriginal people present here today.Anne Bryce – thank you for...
Thursday 23 February 2017
Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Equal before the law? How the criminal justice system is failing people with...

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respect to their elders past and present.I am delighted to be here today to deliver the 2016 Annual Costello Lecture.Last year, the President of the Australian Human Rights...
Tuesday 27 September 2016
Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Australian Network on Disability Annual National Conference 2016

I would like to thank the Australian Network on Disability for inviting me to speak about the work I have been doing. As many of you would know, I have recently concluded the Willing to Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against...
Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

NDIS Housing Innovation Showcase

Good morning. I’m pleased to be able to be here with you all today. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wangal people, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present. There are really only a...
Wednesday 6 April 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

2015 International Day of People with Disability

Good afternoon. To begin, I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation.  I pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here...
Wednesday 2 December 2015
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

International Guide Dog Day 2015: Sydney launch of the ‘It’s time to end Guide...

Thank you Graeme for that introduction, and good morning everyone.I am very pleased to be here. Guide dogs play a vital role in the lives of people who are blind or vision impaired, which is why it is so important to end discrimination against guide...
Wednesday 29 April 2015
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

6th National Disability Summit - Keynote speech: Disability Discrimination...

Acknowledgement & IntroductionTo begin, I would like to acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting.  I pay my respects to their Elders, past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today....
Wednesday 18 March 2015
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

National Press Club address

(check against delivery)I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.  I do so not as a formulaic beginning, but as a sincere recognition of the place which the land holds in the lives and culture of our first Australians.  I saw much of the...
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Action Plan

Sarah - not her real name - studied law at university. Not only did she earn a good law degree, she won the university medal. She also won competitions for mooting- conducting mock trials for those of you smart enough not to have chosen law as your...
Thursday 20 February 2014
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of Love and Kisses- taking action on the reproductive and sexual health...

NSW Family PlanningI acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet.Stella Young is a vivacious journalist, with a love of dinosaurs and Melbourne night life. She edits the ABC's Disability Portal Ramp Up. She uses a wheelchair. Her...
Monday 9 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

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