People with Disabilities and productive diversity in the Australian Public...

Australian Public Service Commission one-day diversity conference 'Public Service Regeneration - Challenges and Opportunities for the Workforce' Brisbane, Wednesday 8 June 2005.

Retail Industry National Employee Relations Summit

Ladies and gentlemen, when Valuing Parenthood: Options for paid maternity leave was launched, it was intended to begin an informed and fair-minded public debate about the need or otherwise for a national paid maternity leave scheme for Australia.

Opening remarks – National Indigenous Health Equality Summit - Tom Calma

I would like to begin by acknowledging all of the Ngunnawal peoples - the traditional owners of the land where we are meeting over the coming days. I pay my respects to your elders and to the ancestors.

Human Rights and Human Security

Firstly, I must applaud Amnesty International Australia’s campaign to secure a fair trial for David Hicks. I hope you take some heart from the recent US Supreme Court ruling that the military commissions set up to try prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are...

Launch of the 'Race for Business' Employment Package: Zita Antonios(...

Minister, distinguished guests and colleagues, let me begin as always by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land upon which we stand - the people of the Eora nation. And let me extend a very warm welcome to all of you too who have joined us...

President speech: Human Rights, Refugees and Asylum Seekers

I would like to begin this morning by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation. I pay my respects to their elders past and present.

"HUMAN RIGHTS: A REPORT CARD FOR AUSTRALIA AND TASMANIA": DR SEV...

Firstly I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand and by so doing remind ourselves that Australia's cultural traditions stretch back many thousands of years. The acknowledgement also expresses our...

Native Title and the Treaty Dialogue

It is very fitting that we discuss native title in the context of a treaty just one month after a very significant native title decision, the Miriuwung Gajerrong decision [1], has been handed down by the High Court. 406 pages of honed legal...

The best DisCo in town: Towards implementation of the Convention on the Rights...

A very big thank you, in particular, to our colleagues from the Australian Attorney-General's Department and theDepartment of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Mostly, of course, for their work with us, over many years, in advancing the human rights of...

Towards Prosperity Conference

Thank you for inviting me to be part of your Towards Prosperity conference. Let me first congratulate the Government and the community for engaging in such a democratic, but time consuming process. And maybe even a risky one. Who knows where...

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