Keynote address: Creating Welcoming School Communities (2009)

26 years ago, on this day in 1973, the first call was made on a mobile phone other than a car phone, when Martin Cooper, a Motorola executive shocked New Yorkers by walking down the street talking into a shoe-shaped handset. We've moved a long way...

Federal Anti-discrimination Law - 2004

In May last year I stepped down from my position as a Judge of the Federal Court to accept the role as President of HREOC. It has been a time of new challenges, such as the need to balance the legislative and administrative responsibilities that the...

Gender Issues For Girls With Disabilities

Before I begin I'd like you, please, to imagine a classroom full of children, with their teacher ... Now let it be a science class in a laboratory ... Now an art class ... Now a class of children on an excursion to the zoo ... A playground at lunch...

Beyond Wei Tang: Do Australia’s human trafficking laws fully reflect Australia’...

I would like to pay my respects to the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners of the land on which we meet today and acknowledge the wonderful work of Julie and Sue for bringing together the distinguished judges, prosecutors, academics,...

Senate Legal and Constitutional References Committee Reconciliation Inquiry: Dr...

The terms of reference for the inquiry into reconciliation that was established yesterday by the Senate directly responds to the concerns raised in my latest Social Justice Report to the Parliament.

Speech: Getting back to basics: putting racial equality back on the national...

Opening this conference is an honour, and also one of my first official duties as the Federal Race Discrimination Commissioner. For those of you that I haven't met before, I look forward to speaking with you today, and working with you in the future.

"Human Rights in Australia Their Protection and Resolution Through the Law...

Mr. Neil Brown QC, Mr. Michael Shand QC, members of the Victoria Bar and of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, all.

Essentials for Social Justice: Sorry

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and National Race Discrimination Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

6th National Deafblind Conference

Almost every day there seems to be some new development in information and communications technology. Technologies which did not exist a few years ago are now worth many billions of dollars each year in economic activity.

Tomorrow today - 21st Century Solutions

Tomorrow today - 21st Century Solutions Speech delivered by Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner 4 September 2002 National Work and Family Conference 2002 Sydney...

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