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Remember disability policy and research deals with the everyday lives

The following speech was an introductory address delivered by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlett at a policy forum convened by the Centre for Research Excellence in Disability and Health, held in Canberra on July 18, 2019. Good morning and welcome to today’s policy forum, which has...

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Children's Children's Rights

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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Disability Disability Rights

The critical task of changing community attitudes towards disability

The following speech was an opening presentation delivered by Disability Discrimination Commissioner Ben Gauntlett at a workshop on community attitudes towards people with disability convened by the Victorian Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Disability, held in Melbourne on June 28...

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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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