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President Speech: Mandatory immigration detention of children in Australia: how far have we come and where to from here? (2010)

I knew Brad well and admired him a great deal. We met when he joined the Crown Solicitor’s Office and we worked closely together in that office for a number of years. He was appointed Crown Solicitor of South Australia when I left that position to practice at the private Bar. He was subsequently appointed Solicitor-General of South Australia, the office from which, I believe, he made his greatest contribution to Australian public law.

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2009 Media Release: Failing to address Indigenous hearing health damages lives

As part of the Senate Community Affairs Committee Inquiry into Hearing Health in Australia, the Australian Race and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, today urged the Australian Government to increase action against the disproportionately high incidence of hearing impairment and deafness among Indigenous peoples.

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Speech: Springvale Community Aid and Advice Bureau AGM (2010)

Thank you for the opportunity to speak at this AGM. As a participant in many community organisations during my life, I've attenden more AGM's than I care to think about- all of them important, some of them a formality, some of them examples of the unpredictability of democracy. And you only have to look at our current federal parliament to know about that. But AGM's sometimes caute me to reflect on how lucky we are in Australia to have the democratic system, and the stability of Government, that we have.

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Commission Commission – General

Launch of Captioned Movies in Australia

Open captioned movies will officially start screening in Australia tonight at a launch that is expected to attract 400 people - including representatives of the 1.7 million deaf and hearing-impaired Australians, celebrities, politicians and representatives of the motion picture industry.

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Commission Commission – General

2009 Media Release: Board diversity solutions need to go further

Although the Diversity on Boards of Directors report, released today, is useful in furthering discussion about the lack of female representation in leadership in the private sector, Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick, said she is concerned a number of the suggestions in the report have already been tried, and have failed to deliver a better gender mix on Boards.

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Elements of a global alliance against racism

I would like to begin by paying tribute to Mrs Mary Robinson, who in her time as High Commissioner for Human Rights has placed great emphasis and importance on the role of national human rights institutions. It is largely due to her efforts and support that national institutions have such a strong voice at this World Conference, and why we are talking today about our role in a global alliance against racism.

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