The lion and the lamb: freedom of religion in multicultural Australia

The lion and the lamb: freedom of religion in multicultural AustraliaAffinity Intercultural Foundation: Lunchtime Lecture SeriesCHECK AGAINST DELIVERY IntroductionAcknowledgementsGadigal people of the Eora nation;Ahmet Polat.The Hon Ray Williams MP...
Wednesday 15 March 2017
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

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

Maribyrnong College Address

Speech given at Maribyrnong College AssemblyGood morning.To Principal Scott, staff, your new school captains, your Year 11 leaders: congratulations on your appointments, I hope this year is a very fulfilling one for you. You certainly have a big...
Wednesday 22 February 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Free Speech Inquiry - Opening Statement (2017)

 Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human RightsInquiry into Freedom of SpeechPublic hearing 17 February 2017CanberraSource: HANSARDCONDITIONS OF DISTRIBUTIONThis is an uncorrected proof of evidence taken before the committee.It is made available...
Friday 17 February 2017
Professor Gillian Triggs, President

Race, dignity and the responsibility of lawyers

Speech given at the Wellness for Law Conference, University of Adelaide Law SchoolThe law can sometimes feel remote from people’s lives. It can cast a shadow over everything that we do, yet for those who are not lawyers it can be hard to understand...
Thursday 16 February 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Opening statement to the Inquiry into the Fairer Paid Parental Leave Bill 2016

Senators, I am very grateful for the opportunity to appear before the Community Affairs Legislation Committee today.As Sex Discrimination Commissioner, I have a particular concern for ensuring that legislative reforms support and advance gender...
Wednesday 1 February 2017
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

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