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Human rights are said to be universal and indivisible. This paper explores how far that universality introduces human rights principles into the functions and work of twhe Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT). The answer, I think, could be “further...

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Thank you for attending this press conference to discuss the release of the Social Justice Report and Native Title Report for 2002. As you would be aware, these reports are the annual report card on the government's performance on Indigenous issues...

Burdekin: The Human Rights Of Australians With Disabilities

I would like to thank ACROD for inviting me to deliver the Kenneth Jenkins Oration; both because I regard it as a privilege and because it gives me the opportunity to address a gathering of the key people in the disability field at an important time...

National Association of Women in Construction

Sexually permeated workplaces: Not working for women Speech Delivered by Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner 15 August 2002 National Association of Women in Construction...

National Legal Aid Best practice Conference

I would like to acknowledge the Kaurna People, the traditional owners of the land on which we stand and pay my respects to their elders, both past and present.

Working towards Social Justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

It is with respect and gratitude I acknowledge that we sit on the lands of the Nyoonga People and I thank the Traditional Owners for allowing us to do so.

Gov2.0 Roundtable on Accessibility for People with Disabilities (2009)

Last year a blind colleague of mine decided he needed a pet dog to be company for him and his teenage daughter. After checking various pet rescue websites and talking to various people, he found an 18-month-old German Shepherd / red Cattle dog cross...


Allow me to begin by also acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, and pay my respects to their elders both past and present.

Managing Diversity: Zita Antonios(1997)

Let me begin by thanking Ed Davis and the Macquarie Graduate School of Management for the invitation to speak this morning on the topic of managing diversity. I have to admit though that I often have difficulty with the idea that diversity is...

Pod Rights transcript - Episode 1

Graeme Innes:  Hello and welcome to Pod Rights, a series of podcasts from the Australian Human Rights Commission.  I'm Graeme Innes, the Disability and Race Discrimination commissioner.