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Children’s rights to safety and to a holistic education

Good morning everyone and thank you Katharine O’Donnell, ANZELA National President, for inviting me to be part of what I hear has been a stimulating event to date and to present the Dr Ann Shorten Memorial Lecture. I too would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Religion and Human Rights in Modern Australia: Friends, Foes or Ships in the Night?

Western Sydney Open Forum CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Acknowledgements • Traditional Aboriginal owners: the Darug Nation • Dr Sev Ozdowski AM If you’ve read the papers or seen the news in the last few weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that human rights are somehow radically incompatible with...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

NTCOSS Conference 2017

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Larrakia 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 everyone. I stand...

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Race Race Discrimination

Populism, anxiety and race

Keynote speech to Australian Political Studies Association conference, Melbourne Check against delivery The American political sociologist Barrington Moore once said, ‘No bourgeoisie, no democracy.’ We are now seeing that formula being put through an interesting test. It seems that in just about...

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Identity LGBTI

Keynote Address - Military Pride Ball 2017

Military Pride Ball - Keynote Speech Check against delivery Introduction Acknowledgements • Thank you, James and Ellen, for your kind introduction. • Traditional owners: the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and to pay my respects to their elders past and present. • The many members of the LGBTI...

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Asylum Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity?

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity? Austin Asche Oration Australian Academy of Law and Charles Darwin University Nitmiluk Lounge, Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin 5pm, 19 September 2017 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Introduction Acknowledgements Traditional...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Chief Executive Women’s Annual Dinner 2017

Jalangurru maningga balanggarri (good evening everyone). Bilimi ingirranggu, ngindaji thangani ganinyi . I will share with you how I came to be here tonight. Wendy McCarthy ingga ngayaginma jurali, wilawunbu ngindaji yani. Gudu gudu limi nhi, nginyjaga bilimi biyirranggu? Nhi ingga mi, buma...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder Financial Abuse—Insights from the ALRC's Elder Abuse Inquiry

n 2002, the World Health Organization said that preventing elder abuse in an ageing world is ‘everybody’s business’.[1] In finishing our report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, we wanted to make this ‘everybody’s responsibility’

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Affinity Intercultural Foundation

Affinity Intercultural Foundation Lunch time lecture “Will you still need me” Thursday 14 September 2017 Event 11:30am – 2:00pm (Check against delivery) Affinity Intercultural Foundation Suite 501, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Acknowledge Gadagal People of the Eroa Nation – their...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Future of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t see

Audrey Page & Associates Future of Work Series: You can’t change what you can’t see Wednesday 13 September 2017 Event start: 6pm for 6:30pm (Check against delivery) 10-12 Kensington St, Chippendale NSW 2000 Introductions Acknowledge traditional owners The Gadigal people of the Eora Nation Thank...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

10th Anniversary of the UN General Assembly adopting the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) ACT Human Rights Commission

[Introduction in Bunuba] Jalangurru garrwarri balanggarri. Good afternoon everyone. Thank you Violet Sheridan for your warm welcome to country. I would like to begin by acknowledging your people, the Ngunnawal people, the Traditional Owners of the land upon which we meet today. Thank you President...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

The Annual David Simmons Address

The Annual David Simmons Address - CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Australian Association of Gerontology (AAG) and National Ageing Research Institute (NARI) Ageing and Advocacy Thursday 31 August 2017 Event 3:00pm to 4:30pm Speech start: 3:30pm Speak for 45 min plus 15 min Q&A Thank the Australian...

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Children's Children's Rights

Voices in Action: Empowering young people for positive change

Speech given at the CREATE Biannual Conference Date: 9.25am, 10 August 2017 at the International Convention Centre, Sydney Introduction Thank you to CREATE Foundation for the invitation to provide an opening address. I too would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Key Forum on Education, Garma Festival

Garma Festival 2017 June Oscar Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Australian Human Rights Commission Key Forum on Education Friday 4 August 2017 Acknowledgements and Intro [Introduction in Bunuba] Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Yolngu yani u....

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