Towards Prosperity Conference

Thank you for inviting me to be part of your Towards Prosperity conference. Let me first congratulate the Government and the community for engaging in such a democratic, but time consuming process. And maybe even a risky one. Who knows where...

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The story in my hand is the saddest of all stories. It is the story of children taken from their mothers and fathers and families. It is the story of mothers and fathers and families who lost the most precious thing in their lives. Their children.

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.

Launch of the 'Race for Business' Employment Package: Zita Antonios(...

Minister, distinguished guests and colleagues, let me begin as always by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land upon which we stand - the people of the Eora nation. And let me extend a very warm welcome to all of you too who have joined us...

Addressing Indigenous health inequality within a generation – a call to action...

There have been some improvements in recent years. But there is a long way to go. Indigenous peoples make gains but they are often smaller than those made by the non-Indigenous population - so the disparity in life chances remains static. In fact,...

"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.

1996 Kenneth Jenkins Oration

I am honoured and delighted to be here to deliver the Kenneth Jenkins Oration. My participation continues the involvement of members of the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission with this event.

The practical power of human rights

I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land we are meeting on tonight. I pay my respects to their elders past and present.

Women in the super network

Thank you for asking me to speak at your lunch time seminar. I have been excited by the prospect - as you may be aware, I am doing two jobs at the moment at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. One is the job of Privacy Commissioner,...

Providing Access to All

Some of us are women and some are men; some of us brought new names and accents in recent decades and some of us have Australian ancestry reaching back tens of thousands of years; and some of us have one or more disabilities.

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