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.

Social determinants and the health of Indigenous peoples in Australia – a human...

Improving the health status of Indigenous peoples1 in Australia is a longstanding challenge for governments in Australia. The gap in health status between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians remains unacceptably wide.2 It has been identified...

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.

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.

Launch of the Social Justice Report 2009 and the Native Title Report 2009 (2010)

Good morning, I would 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 past and present. And thank you, Allen Madden, for your...

Housing, human rights and sustainability

Thank you especially to Margaret Ward, the previous National Convenor of the network and Amelia Starr the current Convenor for the excellent debate you have nurtured over the past few years between Government, the housing industry and the community.

Speech to the LHMU Child Care Conference

1. ABS Cat. No. 6302.2 at May 2001. 2. ABS Labour Force Surveys July 1979 to June 2000 - quoted in ABS Australian Social Trends 2001 Cat no 4102.0. 3. Smith and Ewer ABS 6310. 4. ABS Cat No. 4402.0 Childcare June 2000 5. Ibid. 6. ABS Labour Force...

Aboriginal Child Sexual Assault Forum: Tom Calma (2006)

I would like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal peoples of the Eora nation, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we are gathered today, and pay my respects to their elders and to the ancestors. I would also like to acknowledge:

Achieving equal access to telecommunications

Paper for Consumer Telecommunications Network conference, "Is the future calling: consumers and new telecommunications technologies", Sydney, 24 November 2000 David Mason, Director, Disability Rights policy, HREOC

President speeches: Speech at Annual UNAA Day Dinner

I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Kaurna people, and pay my respects to their elders past and present.