"The Content of an Australian Bill of Rights": DR SEV OZDOWSKI OAM (...

It is a pleasure to be able to address you today and I would first like to acknowledge the Gadigal people, the traditional custodians of the land on which we stand.

Eliminating Racism: Valuing Diversity Conference

Good morning distinguished guests and forum participants. I speak today on behalf of the National Race Discrimination Commissioner who sends his apologies for not being able to attend in person today. Thank you for the opportunity to talk to you...

Mental health and human rights: the state of play in 2005

Comprehensive Area Psychiatrists Special Interest Group Rozelle Hospital Dr Sev Ozdowski OAM Human Rights Commissioner and Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner May 17 2005

Pregnancy Discrimination: Hickie v Hunt and Hunt

The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission decision of Hickie v. Hunt & Hunt was made public in March of this year. The case dealt with the failure of a legal practice to accommodate a woman's family responsibilities. The Hickie case is...

Victorian launch of the Companion Card

As Federal Acting Disability Discrimination Commissioner, I'd like to take this opportunity to congratulate the Victorian Government and venues that have supported the Companion Card concept.

Community justice, law and governance - a rights perspective: Dr William Jonas...

Due to overseas travel commitments in his role as Race Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Jonas is unable to be here today. He sends his apologies and has requested that Darren Dick, Director of the Social Justice Unit at HREOC deliver the following...

Launch of Westpac Accessibility Action Plan

This launch comes a few days after the International Day of Disabled Persons which this year has electronic information access as its theme and the release last Monday of the Australian Bankers' Association progress report on Accessibility of...

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I would like to begin by acknowledging all the traditional owners of the land where we meet, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation. Thank you Megan Davis for your welcome and for inviting me to be here today.

Graduation Address

I speak to you now, not as the Chancellor of this University, but as the President of Australia’s national Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission. And while my remarks are addressed primarily to today’s graduands, I suspect what I am about to...

Work Life Balance: AIM Breakfast

I hope you’re all enjoying your hot breakfasts and are extremely grateful for them. For a couple of reasons: First- you didn’t have to cook them yourself, or, to be more precise, wash up all the dirty frying pans yourself. This is because you are...

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