WA Parks Conference 2017

AcknowledgementsJalangurru garrwarri balanggarri.Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wadjuk Noongar yani u.   Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi...
Tuesday 10 October 2017

Citizenship, multiculturalism and anti-racism

Speech to the 2017 conference of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia9 October 2017Check against delivery What does it mean to be Australian? What does it mean to say we are multicultural? And how must we respond to racism,...
Monday 9 October 2017
June Oscar at the Global Alcohol Policy conference

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani u.   Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani.  Yathawarra,...
Friday 6 October 2017

Respect is essential to debates in civilised Australia society

We can all have our say within the bounds of lawRespect is the essence of a civil society. It is the cornerstone of human rights - the "active voice" of dignity that links all the international conventions to which Australia has committed.Respect is...
Friday 6 October 2017

Sport, politics and society

Speech to the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport ForumMelbourne6 October 2017Edited transcriptPolitics has no place in sport.  Let sport be sport.Sound familiar? We've heard a lot of it, haven't we, over the last few weeks, particularly around...
Friday 6 October 2017
Still of video from Commission's 'taxi stand' video from the Racism. It Stops With Me campaign

Commission brings anti-racism to a screen near you

Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane is bringing the anti-racism message to a screen near you.On 5 October, the Commissioner launched two Community Service Announcements (CSAs) for broadcast on national TV and for...
Thursday 5 October 2017

Children’s rights to safety and to a holistic education

Good morning everyone and thank you Katharine O’Donnell, ANZELA National President, for inviting me to be part of what I hear has been a stimulating event to date and to present the Dr Ann Shorten Memorial Lecture.I too would like to acknowledge the...
Thursday 5 October 2017

Stopping racism is everyone's responsibility

Racism can get ugly. Think of the incidents of racist abuse on public transport that frequently attract media coverage.It's an unpleasant experience to witness racist vitriol or confrontation. It's even worse when you're on the receiving end of it....
Thursday 5 October 2017

Elevator - Racism. It Stops With Me.

Today the Commission is launching two new anti-racism Community Service Announcements for broadcast on national TV. They aim to raise awareness of casual racism. Share the videos, and click here to read more.
Thursday 5 October 2017

Religion and Human Rights in Modern Australia: Friends, Foes or Ships in the...

Western Sydney Open ForumCHECK AGAINST DELIVERYAcknowledgements• Traditional Aboriginal owners: the Darug Nation• Dr Sev Ozdowski AMIf you’ve read the papers or seen the news in the last few weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that human...
Wednesday 27 September 2017

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