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Religion and Rights in a Diverse, Multicultural Community

Lecture Theatre 9, University of Tasmania, Newnham Campus, Newnham Drive, Launceston CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Acknowledgements Traditional owners: Panninher and the Leterrermairrener People. Moderator: Professor Richard Eccleston, Director of the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

National Suicide Prevention Conference

Acknowledgements and Intro [Introduction in Bunuba] Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Yagara a yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami yarrangi thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Children and racism

2017 Castan Centre Human Rights Law Conference The Edge, Federation Square, Melbourne Friday 21 July 2017 [Check against delivery] Introduction in Bunuba Jalangurru lanygu balanggarri. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Boon Wurrung way Wurundjeri yani u. Good morning everyone. I...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Violence, neglect and abuse, UN OEWGA, New York

Thank you Mr/Madam Chair. I am very grateful for the opportunity, as a member of an NHRI, to participate in this panel on violence, neglect and abuse of older people. I speak on behalf of the Australian Human Rights Commission in my role as Australia’s Age Discrimination Commissioner. The Australian...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

#Standwithuswomen March Against Violence

Thank you for the invitation to speak at such an important gathering today. It is amazing to be amongst such an amazing group of Aboriginal women who share the same fire and vision for a life free from violence and full of great hope and potential for the future for all of our women I would like to...

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Race Race Discrimination

Multiculturalism, mental health and the psychology of racism

Speech given to the Western Australian Multicultural Mental Health Forum, Perth Check against delivery Our multiculturalism involves a basic idea. That we recognise and celebrate our diversity in cultures. That everyone can be comfortable in their own skin, and in their heritage and cultural...

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Children's Children's Rights

Reaching the highest standard of health for adolescents

Speech given at the Australian Association for Adolescent Health 2017 Conference Date: 10am - 11am, Thursday 6 July 2017 Introduction Good morning. It’s a pleasure to be here to speak about the work I have done as Australia’s first National Children’s Commissioner. Before I begin, I would like to...

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Race Race Discrimination

Launch of the WA Branch of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association

Speech given at the launch of the WA Branch of the Asian Australian Lawyers Association, Perth (Edited transcript) Thank you for the introduction. It's wonderful to be here for the launch of the Western Australian chapter of Asian Australian Lawyers. And I think this organisation can find no better...

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Race Race Discrimination

Cultural diversity and the arts

Speech given to the Diversity Arts Australia symposium - check against delivery I acknowledge the Cabrogal Clan of the Darug Nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. I also acknowledge Lena Nahlous, Magdalena Moreno and Diversity Arts Australia, for their work in promoting...

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Race Race Discrimination

Strengthening Multiculturalism Inquiry - Opening Statement (2017)

Opening statement given to the Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism Public Hearing, Melbourne - check against delivery Thank you to the Committee for the opportunity to give evidence to this important inquiry. Australia is frequently celebrated as a multicultural society. This success...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Launch of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women report

Launch of CSW61 Report Back Report Parliamentary Group on Population and Development Thursday 22 June 2017 Event: 11:00am - 12:00pm Australian Parliament House The report was launched by Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash before members of civil society, the Department of Prime...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry Service Eastern Sydney Mental Health Association Wednesday 21 June 2017 Event: 9:00am – 1:00pm Opening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min) Royal Hospital for Women Lecture Theatre Level 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital Campus Barker Street Randwick NOTE: Please check...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

Thursday 15 June 2017 Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall, Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets, Melbourne. 3000 (NOTE: Check Against Delivery) Introduction • Acknowledge traditional owners Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation. • Thank Dr John Chesterman for introduction. • Acknowledge: o Professor...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Sydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Sydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017 It is wonderful to see so many of you here tonight to celebrate these four great Australians of the year and to learn about their vision for human rights in the future. Thank you to the Australia Day Council for the chance to...

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