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.

Speeches by Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights...

Speeches by Professor Gillian Triggs, President, Australian Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs was appointed President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 30 July 2012. Click here to access her biography...

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...

Presentation to the NSW Subcommittee of the Australian Braille Authority

Have you ever stopped to think about all the things that we take for granted? When you're wandering through the breakfast cereal isle at the supermarket, for example, do you ever wonder whether Uncle Toby really was? If so, was he related to Sara...

Keynote Address CEO Sleepout

Thank you for the opportunity to speak with all of you, and sleep with some of you. As you will have noticed, Vinnies was good enough to let my eleven-year-old daughter Rachel join me as my guide tonight, and she'll be the only one getting any of my...

Speech:Like oil and water? The intersection of freedom of religion and belief...

Can I begin by thanking and acknowledging the Ngunnawal Peoples, the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting and thank Aunty Agnes for her warm welcome.

Beyond Bush Talks: Chris Sidoti (2000)

Thank you for inviting me to speak today. It is almost a year since I spoke about the Human Rights Commission's Bush Talks consultations at the 1999 national conference of the Australian Association of Rural Nurses in Adelaide. I spoke in particular...

Pod Rights 2011: Episode 12: The role of Australia’s UN Youth Ambassador

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.  Since 1999, the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and...

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.

Pathways to Employment

Thanks for the opportunity to speak to this conference today. You are embarking on this topic, in my view, at just the right time. Unemployment is the lowest it has been for over a decade. Our economy is strong and needing more employees, and our...

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