The Close the Gap Campaign - International Conference on Realising the Rights...

I’d like to begin by acknowledging the conference organisers: the Central Commission for Popularization and Education of The Communist Party of Vietnam, and The University of New South Wales Initiative for Health and Human Rights, and particularly...

The Disability Standards for Accessible Public Transport: where are we?

I'd like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Ngunnawal people, in whose language Canberra means meeting place as you probably know.

Meeting with National Disability Advisory Council

You might have noticed that somehow governments never seem to want the same long term commitment from Human Rights Commissioners. In fact, they often seem quite happy to see us arrive at the end of a term of office ... .

Striking the Balance: Carers and the Future

The debate about balancing work and family life goes beyond parental caring for children.   In light of our ageing population, care for older family members and family members with an illness or disability is the next frontier in the work and family...

President speech: Australian Psychological Society (Sydney Branch) AGM

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

Pod Rights 2012: Episode 18: Disability and the ageing process

Neena Mairata: Hello and welcome to Pod Rights, a series of podcasts from the Australian Human Rights Commission. I'm Neena Mairata, media advisor and member of the communications team. If you're wondering why the voice is sounding a little...

The Integration of Customary Law into the Australian legal system: Tom Calma (...

Good afternoon, I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Noongar people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we are gathered today, and pay my respects to their elders. I’d also like to acknowledge my distinguished fellow speakers...

Reconciling human rights and counter-terrorism – a crucial challenge

I would like to acknowledge that we are meeting on the traditional country of the Girringun people and pay my respects to their elders past and present.

Women in the super network

Thank you for asking me to speak at your lunch time seminar. I have been excited by the prospect - as you may be aware, I am doing two jobs at the moment at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. One is the job of Privacy Commissioner,...

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The Annual Mitchell Oration is held as a tribute to Dame Roma’s lifelong efforts to improve the respect in Australia for human rights, and to counter discrimination experienced by many people, especially women, members of Indigenous communities, and...

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