Freedom of Religion and Belief in a Multicultural Democracy: an inherent...

Freedom of Religion and Belief in a Multicultural Democracy: an inherent contradiction or an achievable human right?Tom Calma and Conrad GershevitchUnity in Diversity Conference, Townsville12-14 August 2009DownloadPDF [ 251 KB ]Word [ 246 KB ]...
Wednesday 12 August 2009
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Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Knowledge Conference

I begin by paying my respects to the Mouhenenner people, 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. 
Thursday 3 July 2008
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Pacific Intervention (2008)

Agenda 6: Half day discussion on the Pacific23 April 2008Panel statement by Tom Calma,  Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner,  Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission of Australia,  www.humanrights.gov.auThank you...
Wednesday 23 April 2008
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Video - Response to government to the national apology to the Stolen Generations

Video - Let the healing beginResponse to government to the national apology to the Stolen GenerationsBy Tom Calma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity CommissionWednesday,...
Wednesday 13 February 2008
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Human rights education in a time of terrorism (2003)

In the newspapers of recent weeks we seem constantly confronted with similarly miserable and distressing events – a mortar attack on CARE Australia’s office in Baghdad; attacks on a synagogue and the British consulate in Istanbul; more suicide...
Friday 5 December 2003
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Occasional Address (2002)

It is an honour and a pleasure to be here today to share with you, Graduands, your families and friends, the joys of today, a day that represents the culmination of much work, learning, striving and not a little occasional frustration and anxiety. I...
Tuesday 2 April 2002
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Youth Challenge Online - Teaching Human Rights and Responsibilities

May I begin by welcoming you all here today, including Senator Marise Payne who is representing the Commonwealth Attorney General, Professor Gordon Stanley, President of the NSW Board of Studies, Mr Duncan McGuiness from the NSW Parents Council and...
Friday 7 December 2001
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Moving forward - from 'practical reconciliation' to social justice

 Moving forward - from 'practical reconciliation' to social justiceSpeech by Dr William Jonas AM, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity CommissionMoving Forward: Achieving reparations...
Wednesday 15 August 2001
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Civil society and racism: A national summit - Alice Tay (2001)

Civil society and racism: A national summitTuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May 2001Opening remarks by Professor Alice Tay, President,Human Rights and Equal Opportunity CommissionProfessor Glele, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. I thank you for...
Tuesday 8 May 2001
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Civil society and racism: A national summit - William Jonas (2001)

 Civil society and racism: A national summitTuesday 8 and Wednesday 9 May 2001Opening remarks by Dr William Jonas AM, Social Justice Commissioner and acting Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity CommissionI would like...
Tuesday 8 May 2001
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