Garma Festival of Traditional Culture

I would like to acknowledge the Gumatj people on whose land we are today.  I would also like to acknowledge other Yolngu people and balanda here today and thank the Yothu Yindi Foundation for inviting me to speak at this years Garma Festival where...

Launch Mental Health Brochures & Fact Sheets

Diversity in Health is a conference about health. Multicultural Mental Health Australia is a multicultural health service.  Vision Australia deals with issues and needs of people with print disability. What have these services and issues got to do...

The Draft United Nations Convention on Human Rights and Disability

I do this in all my public speaking not only because it is proper to do so but because this acknowledgment reminds us that human experience has many levels of diversity, and this of course includes disability.

Speeches by the Hon. Catherine Branson, President, Australian Human Rights...

The Hon Catherine Branson was President of the Australian Human Rights Commission from 7 August 2008 - 29 July 2012. Click here to access her biography.

NT Criminal Lawyers Conference

Three legal systems but still no justice - Aboriginal Family Violence and the Challenge of Reform Speech by Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner at the NT Criminal Lawyers Conference, 1st July 2003 Chief Justice, Judges...

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...

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...

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