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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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Rights Rights and Freedoms

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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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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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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