The Human Rights of Mentally Ill People:the HREOC inquiry and after

I congratulate the Probation and Parole Officers' Association for their initiative in organizing this conference on Mental Health, Criminal Justice and Corrections.

The State of Gender Equality in Australia

I also acknowledge the Larrakia people and pay my respects to their elders past, present and future. I honour them for their custodianship of the land on which we gather tonight. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have long spoken out for...

President speech: Settlement services through the looking glass of human rights

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.

Presentation to TEDICORE Think Tank on Accessible Mobile Telecommunications

People with disabilities have the same human rights as all members of the community.

Leadership Challenges for Australian Women

1. intelligence – by this I mean a grasp of the issues and capacity to understand facts and arguments, to make decisions based on a sound grasp of the consequences. This gives the leader judgement and also enables them to command the confidence of...

NAIDOC Week Oration to Senior NSW Police

Firstly, I’d like to begin by paying my respects to the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of the land where we gather today.  I pay my respects to your elders, to the ancestors and to those who have come before us. 

Cultural Rights and Educational Responsibilities: Dodson (1994)

I would like to acknowledge the Anaiwan people as the traditional owners of this country, and to thank the University of New England for the honour of presenting the 1994 Frank Archibald memorial lecture.

Speech: Getting back to basics: putting racial equality back on the national...

Opening this conference is an honour, and also one of my first official duties as the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner. For those of you that I haven't met before, I look forward to speaking with you today, and working with you in the future.


Many of us, who have worked in the field for a long time, believe that everything that could have been said about multiculturalism has already been said. We can easily point to a range of well written policy documents defining what Australian...

Launch of ABC Disability Awareness resources: An ABC for all Australians

Tonight's ceremony is, in part, a belated celebration of the recognition of the ABC as national award winner in the Prime Minister's Employer of the Year awards for 2000.