Strengthening Multiculturalism Inquiry - Opening Statement (2017)

Opening statement given to the Select Committee on Strengthening Multiculturalism Public Hearing, Melbourne - check against deliveryThank you to the Committee for the opportunity to give evidence to this important inquiry.Australia is frequently...
Tuesday 27 June 2017
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Launch of the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women report

Launch of CSW61 Report Back ReportParliamentary Group on Population and DevelopmentThursday 22 June 2017Event: 11:00am - 12:00pmAustralian Parliament HouseThe report was launched by Minister for Women Senator the Hon Michaelia Cash before members of...
Thursday 22 June 2017
Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner

Domestic violence and older people

Aged Care Psychiatry ServiceEastern Sydney Mental Health AssociationWednesday 21 June 2017Event: 9:00am – 1:00pmOpening Address: 9:05-9:15am (10min)Royal Hospital for Women Lecture TheatreLevel 1, Women’s Health Institute, Randwick Hospital...
Wednesday 21 June 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

2017 World Elder Abuse Awareness Day Forum

 Thursday 15 June 2017Swanston Room, Melbourne Town Hall,Cnr. Swanston and Collins Streets,Melbourne. 3000(NOTE:  Check Against Delivery)Introduction• Acknowledge traditional owners Wurundjeri Peoples of the Kulin Nation.• Thank Dr John Chesterman...
Thursday 15 June 2017
Dr Kay Patterson, Age Discrimination Commissioner

Sydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017

 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERYSydney Town Hall: Australians of the Year 2017It is wonderful to see so many of you here tonight to celebrate these four great  Australians of the year and to learn about their vision for human rights in the future.Thank you...
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Professor Gillian Triggs, President

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