Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia - Annual Cunningham Lecture

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO delivered the keynote address at the annual Cunningham Lecture, in Old Parliament House, on 8 Nov 2016.Professor Glenn Withers AO, President of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, was pleased to introduce Dr...
Tuesday 8 November 2016
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Children's Week Address: Don't be scared - it's just information!

IntroductionI would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Arrernte people, and pay my respects to elders past, present and future. I would also like to thank Geraldine for the Welcome to Country, and...
Friday 4 November 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

COTA SA Annual General Meeting

Dr Kay Patterson delivered an address at the COTA SA Annual General Meeting on Monday 31 October 2016, in Adelaide. The topic presented covered the priorities for the Commission going forward with reference to older people. The Emiritus Professor...
Monday 31 October 2016
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Introductory remarks at the 2nd Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

Speech given at the 2nd Annual Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture, University of Technology SydneyNext Monday, 31 October, we will mark the 41st anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act coming into effect.The Act is Australian society’s official...
Thursday 27 October 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

University of the Third Age Deepdene Speech

Dr Patterson spoke at the University of the Third Age in Deepdene, Victoria on Thursday 27th October 2016, on the topic of, 'Role of the Discrimination Commissioner'. Approximately 80 active members of the retired or semi-retired community attended...
Thursday 27 October 2016
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Walk Together 2016

Speech given at the annual Walk Together event organised by Welcome to Australia in SydneyFriends, the clouds are gathering, but nothing can rain on this parade.Walk Together is always a highlight of my year because it’s a carnival and a festival of...
Saturday 22 October 2016

Global Day of Dignity speech

Speech given at UNSW Kaldor Centre's Global Day of Dignity event at NSW Parliament House, SydneyGood morning everyone and thank you for that kind introduction. I acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation as the traditional owners of the land...
Friday 21 October 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Peering through human rights-tinted glasses

Annual Lecture, Castan Centre for Human Rights Law. Given at the State Library of Victoria on 7 October 2016.This year, we celebrate (or mourn, according to your perspective) the 60th anniversary of the first computer to defeat a human in chess. It...
Friday 7 October 2016
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Building Belonging: resources on cultural diversity and responding to prejudice

Early Childhood Australia conferenceIntroductionGood morning and thank you for joining me today. I’d like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we are meeting, the Larrakia people, and pay my respects to elders past,...
Thursday 6 October 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Equal before the law? How the criminal justice system is failing people with...

I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet and pay my respect to their elders past and present.I am delighted to be here today to deliver the 2016 Annual Costello Lecture.Last year, the President of the Australian Human Rights...
Tuesday 27 September 2016
Mr Alastair McEwin, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

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