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Children’s right to safety and a holistic education

Good morning, everyone and thank you for inviting me to be here today to talk to you about the importance of children’s rights. I’d like to begin by also acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, and paying my respects to elders past, present and emerging. I’d also like to acknowledge any...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Intervention on Climate Change Impacts in the Torres Strait

I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. I make this statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia’s ‘A status’ NHRI.’ I want to acknowledge the OHCHR for its report and for highlighting some of the adverse effects of climate...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Intervention on Violence Against Women

Thankyou Mr Vice President, I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner.I am making this statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia’s ‘A status’ NHRI. I thank the Special Rapporteurs on Violence Against Women and trafficking for...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Intervention on Deprivation of Liberty

I am Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. I am making this statement on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australia’s ‘A status’ NHRI.’ I begin by thanking the Australian Government for supporting my Wiyi Yani U Thangani project which is...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

‘Hear Us, See Us’ Photo Exhibition Launch

Welcome and Acknowledgements Jalangurru lanygu balangarri. Ngayininyanyjili Bunuba nhingi, Bunuba ngarri thangani wila ngira Yaningi. Matha wilinyagu thangani ngindaji yani u guru wiyi yani u biyirranggu ningi thangani wilawungay Yaningi. Thank you, Ambassador Mansfield. Welcome to you all and thank...

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Children's Children's Rights

Children’s Rights in Australia: looking back and moving forward

Good morning everyone. I’d like to begin today by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, the Widjabul people of the Bundjalung nation. I acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make. I also pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging. I’d also...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

The Lowitja Institute International Indigenous Health & Wellbeing Conference Opening

Jalangurru maningarri, ngarragi yani. Wadi jalangurru yathanggirragi. I would like to acknowledge the Larrakia Nation, the Traditional Custodians of this Land. I would also like to pay my deep respects to the Elders - past, present and the generations yet to come - and to extend this respect to...

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