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National Press Club speech - Susan Ryan

“The ageing revolution is not over” Check against delivery Last time I spoke here I called my address “the longevity revolution”, and asked, “crisis or opportunity?”. I intended that question as a challenge but it seems my challenge has not been met. We are as a community, still floundering on the...

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The Ageing Revolution is Not Over - National Press Club

Last time I spoke here I called my address “the longevity revolution”, and asked, “crisis or opportunity?”. I intended that question as a challenge but it seems my challenge has not been met. We are as a community, still floundering on the crisis side of the binary. Our approach is still steeped in...

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Employment Summit - Age and disability

Good morning and welcome. I am delighted that you are all able to join me today for the launch of the Willing to Work Inquiry Report. I start by acknowledging that we meet on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and pay my respects to their elders, past and present. I would also like...

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Launch of the Willing to Work Report

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Speaking notes – report launch, Friday 28 April 2016 The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Introduction Good morning and welcome. I am delighted to be here today with the Attorney to launch this report, Willing to Work. I start by...

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NDIS Housing Innovation Showcase

Good morning. I’m pleased to be able to be here with you all today. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wangal people, and pay respect to their Elders both past and present. There are really only a few things that are more fundamental to us than...

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The economic potential of older people

The economic potential of older Australians is huge. If and when we tackle the discrimination that forces people out of work years before they want to leave, the potential will be even greater. I refer to the well documented capacity of older Australians to continue to work, to pay taxes and to...

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University of Melbourne Hallmark Ageing Research Initiative Launch

Thank you, Associate Professor Briony Dow, for the introduction and thank you to the University of Melbourne for inviting me to speak at the launch of these exciting and important ageing research initiatives. I first wish to pay my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the...

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Older Women's Network International Women's Day Conference

I start by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. To all of you here today at the OWN conference, happy International Women’s Day for 2016. It has always been my approach to International Women's Day to mark the things we as women have to celebrate. As older women in Australia at this...

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Brigidine College Address - 2nd Wave Feminism

I start by acknowledging the traditional owners, the Gadigal people of the Eora nation. I am pleased to be here with you today, the day before International Women’s Day…and I wish you as young women all the best for that day, and all the best for the many life decisions that you will make as you...

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4th National Elder Abuse Conference

Good morning. I would like to start by acknowledging and paying my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations, and their elders past and present. I congratulate the Attorney General, the Hon George Brandis QC on his opening remarks and...

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2015 International Day of People with Disability

Good afternoon. To begin, I acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the land on which we are meeting, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I pay my respects to their Elders past and present, and the Elders from other communities who may be here today. I make particular mention of Indigenous Peoples...

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Elder abuse: Financial abuse

Financial Services Council Elder Abuse speech Good morning. I would like to start by acknowledging and paying my respects to the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people, and their elders past and present. This year, 2015, people aged 85 and over make up around 2% of...

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Elder Abuse Forum: A Human Rights Perspective

Elder Abuse Forum: A Human Rights Perspective TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute, Aged Care Rights Service (TARS) and Auburn City Council. Auburn Town Hall, 1 Susan Street, Auburn NSW 2144 Tuesday 13 October, 10am The Hon. Susan Ryan AO Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Good...

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