Launch of Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices) ‘Securing Our Rights, Securing...

Introduction and acknowledgement[Introduction in Bunuba]Jalangurru lanygu balanggarri.Yaningi warangira ngingirri ngairi yani yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Gardigal yani u.Good morning everyone, today we stand on the lands of the Gadigal people.I am...
Friday 1 December 2017
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Australian Indigenous Governance Institute Indigenous Women in Governance...

‘I have the right, and so do you: The power of Indigenous women in governance’[Introduction in Bunuba]Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani gurama yani.I want to pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land we...
Thursday 30 November 2017
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Fighting racism in Australia

Remarks at UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Thematic Discussion on Racial Discrimination in Today’s WorldGeneva, Switzerland29 November 2017Edited transcriptIt is timely to have this forum on racial discrimination, given the...
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Adapting to Ageing Australia

(Check against delivery)IntroductionIn line with this year’s theme, ‘The Art of Disruption’, I would like to talk about how society is managing the transition to an older population and what the retirement industry can do to positively influence...
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Statement to UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination Geneva,...

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY27 November 2017Chair and committee members: thank you for the opportunity to address you.I am pleased to join you as Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner and as a representative of the Australian Human Rights...
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

IAHA National Conference

‘Culture, Relationships, Health: Human Rights in Practice’Acknowledgements[Introduction in Bunuba]Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Whadjuk yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri...
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

Current and emerging issues for older people

Australians are living longer, healthier and more years free of disability. We also know that, despite negative rhetoric around ‘ageing tsunamis’ and the ‘unsustainable burden’ older people will place on our economy, public health, welfare systems...
Friday 24 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

“Will you still need me”

Combatting Discrimination & Promoting Cohesion“Will you still need me”Paul McCartney’s famous song ‘Will you still need me’ penned in 1966, at the age of 24, when the oldest of Australia’s baby boomers were just turning 20, despite Paul...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Racism, denial and false narratives

National Advancing Community Cohesion conferenceWestern Sydney University, Parramatta, Sydney22 November 2017Check against deliveryI acknowledge the Darug people as the traditional owners of the land on which we meet. May I also acknowledge Dr Sev...
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

2017 Narrm Oration

   2017 Narrm Oration Resilience and Reconstruction: the agency of women in rebuilding strong families, communities and organisationsThe University of MelbourneJune OscarAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice CommissionerAustralian...
Thursday 16 November 2017
Ms June Oscar AO, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

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