Pregnant sportswomen and the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth)

Freedom from pregnancy discrimination is a fundamental human right protected by legislation at the federal, State and Territory level. The Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cth) (the SDA) makes it unlawful to discriminate against pregnant women in work,...

Making rights relevant

Thank you for the opportunity to speak to you today. Whilst planning this speech, I was thinking that it was a long time since the first time that I addressed an NDS (then Acrod) conference. I was asked to give the Kenneth Jenkins memorial oration...

Evolving law and order policy - A rights perspective

Today's forum is an extremely important one. It gives us the opportunity to reflect on progress, or lack of it, in the ten years since one of the most extensive and devastating reports into the impact of colonialism on the Indigenous peoples of this...

‘Women’s achievements: untold stories’ (2008)

I want to begin by acknowledging that we are gathered here today on the traditional land of the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. I pay my deepest respects to their elders past and present. I would also like to acknowledge Her Excellency Governor...

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I would like to begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, the traditional owners of the land where we meet today and to pay my respects to their elders. I would also like to thank the University of NSW and Professor Daniel...

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.

‘Australian Muslim Women: participating in positive social change’: Omeima...

I would like to begin by acknowledging and paying my respects to the GANDANGARA People of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land on which we stand today.

"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.

The Role of Public Inquiries and Exemption Powers in eliminating disability...

Introduction Distinctive features of the DDA Definition of disability Standards Limits of standards Action plans Focus of legislation on long term and large scale change Exemptions Complaint processes Courts and the role of anti-discrimination...

Dimensions of diversity in Australian civil society

It is a particular pleasure for me to have been invited here today to launch the City of Dandenong's Diversity Action Plan. Allow me a few moments to explain why.

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