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Reconciliation South Australia: 10th Anniversary of the Apology

Acknowledgements Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Kaurna 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. Good morning...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Close the Gap Campaign 2018 Parliamentary Breakfast

Acknowledgements Rod. Thank you I begin by paying my respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal/Nagambri people, their elders past and present. I thank Paul House for your welcome and we thank you again for having us on your country today. I pay my respects to the Aboriginal...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Close the Gap 2018 Report launch

I begin by paying my respects to the traditional custodians of this land, the Ngunnawal/Nagambri people, their elders past and present. I thank Paul House for your welcome and we thank you again for having us on your country today. I pay my respects to the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander...

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Commission Commission – General

Sexual Harassment - Safer Workplaces

The Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins delivered the keynote address at the Women in Film and TV NSW - Safer Workplaces Strategies forum. Good morning everyone. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which you meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights Awards 2017

Acknowledgments Thank you, Aunty Norma Ingram, for your very warm welcome to country. The Australian Human Rights Commission is honoured to be here today on the ancestral lands of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I pay my respects to elders past, present and future and warmly welcome any...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Australian Indigenous Governance Institute Indigenous Women in Governance Masterclass

‘I have the right, and so do you: The power of Indigenous women in governance’ [Introduction in Bunuba] Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani gurama yani. I want to pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land we meet on today, and to their elders both past and...

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Race Race Discrimination

Fighting racism in Australia

Remarks at UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Thematic Discussion on Racial Discrimination in Today’s World Geneva, Switzerland 29 November 2017 Edited transcript It is timely to have this forum on racial discrimination, given the global resurgence of intolerance, xenophobia...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Adapting to Ageing Australia

(Check against delivery) Introduction In line with this year’s theme, ‘The Art of Disruption’, I would like to talk about how society is managing the transition to an older population and what the retirement industry can do to positively influence attitudes towards older Australians and be a...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

IAHA National Conference

‘Culture, Relationships, Health: Human Rights in Practice’ Acknowledgements [Introduction in Bunuba] Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Whadjuk yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Current and emerging issues for older people

Australians are living longer, healthier and more years free of disability. We also know that, despite negative rhetoric around ‘ageing tsunamis’ and the ‘unsustainable burden’ older people will place on our economy, public health, welfare systems and younger generations, many older Australians are intending to work longer than ever before and many, if they are not working, make an incredible contribution through volunteering.

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

“Will you still need me”

Combatting Discrimination & Promoting Cohesion “Will you still need me” Paul McCartney’s famous song ‘Will you still need me’ penned in 1966, at the age of 24, when the oldest of Australia’s baby boomers were just turning 20, despite Paul contemplating turning 64, for most boomers then it was...

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Race Race Discrimination

Racism, denial and false narratives

National Advancing Community Cohesion conference Western Sydney University, Parramatta, Sydney 22 November 2017 Check against delivery I acknowledge the Darug people as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. May I also acknowledge Dr Sev Ozdowski and his leadership in convening this...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

2017 Narrm Oration

2017 Narrm Oration Resilience and Reconstruction: the agency of women in rebuilding strong families, communities and organisations The University of Melbourne June Oscar Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission Thursday 16 November 2017...

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