Jessie Street Trust Annual Lunch 2016

check against deliveryJessie Street Trust Annual LunchI am pleased to join you today to honour the work and annual birthday of Jessie Mary Grey Lillingston Street, a remarkable, and very modern Australian woman. Well before the First World War, she...
Friday 3 June 2016
Professor Gillian Triggs, President

Employment Summit - Age and disability

Good morning and welcome. I am delighted that you are all able to join me today for the launch of the Willing to Work Inquiry Report.I start by acknowledging that we meet on the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, and pay my respects to...
Friday 27 May 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Leading by example

Speech given for the Walter Lippmann Memorial OrationIt seems only natural, in an oration dedicated to the memory of Walter Lippmann, to speak about leading by example. That is what Walter Lippmann did as an advocate for Australian multiculturalism....
Wednesday 25 May 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Australian Network on Disability Annual National Conference 2016

I would like to thank the Australian Network on Disability for inviting me to speak about the work I have been doing. As many of you would know, I have recently concluded the Willing to Work National Inquiry into Employment Discrimination against...
Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Disability Discrimination Commissioner

Graduation speech: Knowing thyself – University of Sydney

 Graduands, my warmest congratulations. It may be Friday the 13th, but this is clearly an auspicious day. I am honoured to be celebrating this occasion with you.It gives me special pleasure to be with you as an alumnus of the Department. There is a...
Friday 13 May 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of the Willing to Work Report

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Speaking notes – report launch, Friday 28 April 2016  The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination and Disability Discrimination Commissioner Introduction Good morning and welcome. I am delighted to be here today with the...
Monday 2 May 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Female Genital Mutilation Conference

 Check against deliveryFemale Genital Mutilation ConferenceA Human Rights PerspectiveI acknowledge the traditional custodians of the lands, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and their elders past and present. May I welcome each of you to the...
Friday 29 April 2016
Professor Gillian Triggs, President

National Press Club speech - Kate Jenkins

  ‘Accelerating change: gender equality from the household to the workplace’Kate JenkinsSex Discrimination CommissionerAustralian Human Rights Commission National Press Club 20 April 2016 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYI would like to acknowledge the...
Wednesday 20 April 2016
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Youth Homelessness Matters Day 2016 – Yfoundations Launch Event

Thank you and good morning everyone.I would like to begin by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land on which we meet today, the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, and pay my respects to Elders past and present.I also want to thank...
Wednesday 13 April 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

The State of our Race Relations: Speech at The Crescent Institute

Many of us have good reason for thinking that the state of our race relations and community harmony is under some challenge. With frequent regularly, we see stories about people being racially vilified or threatened with racist violence on public...
Friday 8 April 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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