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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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I would also like to thank the HSA group for inviting me today to speak with you about a significant human rights issue – the right of people with disability to work and participate in the social and economic life of our community without...

Connecting women through technology and strengthening responses to violence...

Let me begin by acknowledging official guests, members of the National Rural women's Coalition and the many women and men joining us via the web from Australia, Uganda, New Guinea, New Zealand, Canada and the Pacific and elsewhere in the world.

"Monitoring Implementation of the Convention on the Rights of the Child:...

Thank you Mr Wishardt for your invitation and kind introduction. I would like also to acknowledge Ms Wendy McCarthy, under whose stewardship PLAN is sure to go from strength to strength.

The Informa 3rd Annual Negotiating Native Title Forum (2009)

I begin today by paying my respects to the Wurundjeri peoples, 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.

10th Anniversary of the Disability Discrimination Act

I'm sure that I'm not the only person with a disability who has experienced the lonely path of advocacy. As we find it necessary to advocate for our right to be able to read the same information as the rest of society, or to enter a building through...

Woman and savings

1. " ... there are 106,000 poor single women over 65 as compared with 40,000 men in this group in 2000" Senate Community Affairs References Committee A Hand up not a hand out: Renewing the fight against poverty: Report on poverty and financial...

President speech: ‘How could a Human Rights Act lead to better Government?’

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.

Pod Rights 2012: Episode 2: Human rights compatibility statement

Graeme Innes: Hello and welcome to Pod Rights. This is a series of podcasts from the Australian Human Rights Commission. I am Graeme Innes, the Disability Discrimination Commissioner. A new requirement has been added to the parliamentary process...

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Thank you Tom, for inviting me to speak today. Firstly, I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners, the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation, and thank Uncle Charlie for his generous welcome to country.

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