National Press Club address

(check against delivery)I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.  I do so not as a formulaic beginning, but as a sincere recognition of the place which the land holds in the lives and culture of our first Australians.  I saw much of the...
Wednesday 2 July 2014
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Action Plan

Sarah - not her real name - studied law at university. Not only did she earn a good law degree, she won the university medal. She also won competitions for mooting- conducting mock trials for those of you smart enough not to have chosen law as your...
Thursday 20 February 2014
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of Love and Kisses- taking action on the reproductive and sexual health...

NSW Family PlanningI acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet.Stella Young is a vivacious journalist, with a love of dinosaurs and Melbourne night life. She edits the ABC's Disability Portal Ramp Up. She uses a wheelchair. Her...
Monday 9 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Speech to Australia's Network on Disability International Day Function

 Click here to download presentation slide I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.*Slide with contact details*I've pondered for a while how to theme this speech. After all, it’s my last international day as Commissioner, as my term...
Wednesday 4 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of Telstra's 6th Disability Action Plan

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet.Geoff Scott is your average Aussie bloke- an artist, a big supporter of the West Coast Eagles, a man looking after his ageing dad, and someone who wanted to use his phone. So, like...
Tuesday 3 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

ABS International Day of People with Disability

I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.I have a dream that my children will grow up in a nation where they are not judged by the colour of their skin but by the content of their character. Who said these words? Martin Luther King.If I can...
Monday 2 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Presentation to Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

I acknowledge the traditional owners of this land.Thanks for the chance to have this discussion this afternoon. It's a relatively small group so I hope it can be quite informal.We've just seen one of the films from the Australian Human Rights...
Monday 2 December 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

NDS Conference

The Nojin and Prior decisions in the Federal Court, Full Federal Court and High Court late last year and early this are probably the most significant decisions to employees with disability in Australian Disability Enterprises - and to ADE's - since...
Wednesday 9 October 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Housing Demonstration Project Launch of The Summer Foundation Apartments

Patricia had a degenerative disability, and lived in Department Of Housing accommodation. She has used a wheelchair for the last few years. It was a beautiful sunny day outside, but we talked in her kitchen while my friends from church worked in her...
Tuesday 8 October 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities - Closing Statement

Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, 10th Session, AustraliaCommissioner Innes, Closing Statement 4th September 2013Thank you Madam Chair and Committee Members.As noted earlier, Australia is a developed country, with a strong...
Wednesday 4 September 2013
Graeme Innes AM, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

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