"....the fundamental conflict in the next millennium will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural"...
National Family Violence Prevention Forum AIATSIS and CDFVR, Justice Reinvestment: a new strategy to address family violence
I would like to begin by paying my respects to the Traditional Owner groups in the Mackay region, the Gia, Koinjmal, Ngaro and Yuibera peoples. I pay my respects to your elders past and present; to the ancestors and to those who have come before us.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has expressed support for legislation seeking to implement the recommendations of HREOC's Same-Sex: Same Entitlements Report.
Thank you for inviting me to speak today. It is almost a year since I spoke about the Human Rights Commission's Bush Talks consultations at the 1999 national conference of the Australian Association of Rural Nurses in Adelaide. I spoke in particular about some of the health concerns raised in the consultations. Today I would like to look beyond Bush Talks in more detail at some of the areas of particular concern which were raised and then explain some of the Commission's continuing work on human rights in rural Australia.
Good Morning. I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people and pay my respect to their elders past and present.
Responsibility for the mismanagement and failure of the federal government's Community Housing and Infrastructure Program (CHIP) should not be blamed on Indigenous Australians, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said today.
I would like to begin by acknowledging all the traditional owners of the land where we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Thank you Megan Davis for your welcome and for inviting me to be here today.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission today invited everyone to a celebratory luncheon where the Human Rights Medal and Awards will be presented.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal peoples, and pay my respect to their elders past and present.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of Cairns, the land where we meet today, and to pay my respects to their elders. I would also like to thank the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and Professor Ernest Hunter for organising this event and inviting me to open this very important conference.
2006 HREOC media release: One month to go... HREOCs 2006 personal essay competition and art competition
There is just one month to go. On Friday 11 August entries close for the Human Writes personal essay and Rights in Perspective art competitions. HREOC encourages young people living in Australia from the ages of 11 to 18 to enter.
When I was invited to give this address, my first thought was to talk about unlawful discrimination in the context of higher education and, in particular, disability discrimination.
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1. In what follows I have not ventured into the history of proposals for a treaty between the aboriginal peoples of Australia and the Government of Australia. Others here will know this much better than I. Nor do I wish to suggest in detail what such a treaty might contain, if it were possible to bring it about. My purpose is to address the nature of treaties in international law, the possibility of treaties between state and non-state parties, and some contemporary forms of treaty-making in the international arena that might offer some helpful models or analogies.
Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner Pru Goward has welcomed the passage of the Bill through the House of Representatives and congratulates all parliamentarians who contributed to the debate for the forthright expression of their opinions and the decisive manner in which the House agreed to the Bill.
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