Human rights and loving your country

Speech given to Hurlstone Agricultural High School Assembly, Sydney[Edited transcript]Good Morning Hurlstonians, Principal Currie, staff, students. Much has changed at Hurlstone since I was a student here, but some things remain the same. Certainly...
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Progress and power

Speech given to Progress 2017 conference, Melbourne[Edited transcript]Thank you very much for that introduction, Anita. Can I also begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the traditional owners of the land on which we...
Thursday 8 June 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Of bedrooms and bodies: law reform in relation to sexual orientation, gender...

Speech given to NSW Bar Association  (B/174 Phillip St, Sydney)CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgements• Gadigal people of the Aeora nation;• Dr Sarah Pritchard SC (Chair, Human Rights Committee, NSW Bar Association);• Prof Andrew Byrnes (discussant)....
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Mabo Lecture - National Native Title Conference 2017

Speech given at the National Native Title Conference, TownsvilleIntroduction in BunubaYaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Gurambilbarra  Walgurakaba yani u.   Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami...
Tuesday 6 June 2017
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Victorian Parliament Iftar Dinner

Remarks of Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner to the 12th Annual Victorian Parliament Iftar DinnerCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgementsWurundjeri people of the Kulin nation;Ahmet Keskin, Executive Director, Australian Intercultural Society;...
Monday 5 June 2017
Mr Edward Santow, Human Rights Commissioner

Launch of Respecting Elders: Support and Conflict Resolution Services

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO delivered the keynote address at the launch of the Respecting Elders: Support and Conflict Resolution Services.  The new service will be delivered by FMC Mediation and Counselling in partnership with Seniors Rights...
Thursday 11 May 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Mature Aged Workers

The Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO delivered the keynote address at The Australian Industry Group's 2017 PIR (Policy Influence Reform) Conference on 2 May 2017 in Canberra.The PIR Conference is a leading forum for senior industry people to meet and discuss...
Tuesday 2 May 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Exploring the potential of our ageing workforce

Speech given at the Australian Human Resource Institute (AHRI) Inclusion and Diversity Conference 2017.AHRI is the national association representing human resource and people management.Commissioner Patterson AO addressed the issue of age...
Monday 1 May 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Inclusion, citizenship and race

Speech given to Australian Education Union Victoria Principals Conference, MelbourneCheck against delivery[Acknowledgements]What is inclusion, and how do we achieve it? These are live questions, not only for teachers and educators, but for all of us...
Friday 28 April 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Tolerance and harmony in challenging times

Speech to the Affinity Intercultural FoundationCheck against deliveryMay I begin by thanking the Affinity Intercultural Foundation for this invitation. This isn’t the first time I have had the pleasure of joining Affinity for an event, and I know it...
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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