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Standing together

Opening Remarks at the Third National Forum on Racial Tolerance and Community Harmony 12 June 2018 Sydney Check against delivery We meet today on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and I acknowledge their elders past and present. Welcome to the third National Forum on Racial...

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Diversity and the civic purpose of education

Diversity and the civic purpose of education Speech to University and Schools Dinner St Andrew’s College, The University of Sydney 31 May 2018 Check against delivery Chancellor Belinda Hutchinson Prof The Hon Dame Marie Bashir Alister Henskens SC MP Principals, rectors, masters and heads of college...

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Human rights and violence against women: ANROWS National Conference

Good afternoon. I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and paying my respects to their elders past and present. I am very pleased to be here today to speak to you about the Australian Human Rights Commission...

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2018 Grace Vaughan Memorial Lecture, University of Western Australia

Acknowledgments Good evening everyone. I would like to acknowledge the Noongar people the custodians of this land, and all their elders, past, present and emerging. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi...

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Women of the World Festival 2018

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda. Thank you Cathy and Sandra,...

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Closing remarks at "Beyond food festivals" panel

Closing remarks at “Beyond food festivals: Practical actions to build diversity and create inclusive workplaces” 21 March 2018 Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Canberra ACT Edited transcript The 21st of March is a day of many sides. We all know it as Harmony Day, but it’s also the...

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Speech to the UN Human Rights Council

Speech to UN Human Rights Council (By videolink) 19 March 2018 Whether it is prejudice, intolerance or discrimination, there can be no place for racism in the society of nations. As we mark the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, let us rededicate ourselves to the fight...

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United Nations CSW62 Side Event : Wiyi Yani U Thangani Project

Thank you… [Play video of Magnolia and then begin slide show of women’s photos] I want to acknowledge all of the indigenous people here today, from across the many nations of the United States and from the many countries and lands across this earth. Forums such as this are vitally important to unite...

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Sex Discrimination Commissioner delivers 2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture

2018 Pamela Denoon Lecture, ANU Monday 5th March 2018 Good evening. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and paying my respects to their elders past, present and emerging. I would also like to acknowledge both the organisers of this event and the...

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The Chinese presence in Australia

The Chinese presence in Australia Speech to Western Sydney University conference on ‘Community Sentiment and Chinese Australian Experiences’ Western Sydney University, Parramatta 1 March 2018 Dr Tim Soutphommasane Race Discrimination Commissioner * Check Against Delivery Two hundred years ago,...

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Rights of Older Australians: Ageing and Advocacy

Both the study of gerontology and issues of ageing have shaped where I am today and my current role as Age Discrimination Commissioner. Background – gerontology and ageing advocacy In the late 1970s and early 80s, I was teaching health science students and becoming more and more interested in the...

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