Responding to intolerance

Speech given at the Herbert and Valmae Freilich Foundation's Annual Lecture in Bigotry and Intolerance, Australian National University
Wednesday 21 September 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Cultural diversity in leadership

Speech given at the 2016 Kingsley Laffer Memorial Lecture, University of Sydney Business SchoolIt was 60 years ago that Professor Kingsley Laffer helped establish the first industrial relations course taught at the University of Sydney. As it has...
Thursday 8 September 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

Populism, Race and Democracy

Speech given at The Festival of Democracy, The University of SydneyFrom whence do prophets come? Many of you will know of the 1976 film, Network. In the film’s most famous scene, news anchor Howard Beale launches into an extended tirade.For those...
Tuesday 6 September 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

The challenge of Social Cohesion

Speech given at the ANU Research School of Psychology Annual LectureWe live in interesting times. We live in times when tolerance and harmony are becoming elusive, when intolerance and division are becoming the norm.In the United States, Donald...
Friday 2 September 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

A life free from violence and fear: a child’s right

2016 International Congress on Child Abuse and NeglectHeld by the International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect in Calgary, CanadaIntroductionGood afternoon. It’s a pleasure to be here in Calgary today to speak about the work I...
Monday 29 August 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Pathways to Inclusion: the voice of the child in decision making

Association of Children’s Welfare Agencies Conference 2016IntroductionGood afternoon everyone and thank you Wendy for the introduction. It’s fantastic to be here today amongst so many people committed to the wellbeing of children in Australia. I too...
Wednesday 17 August 2016
Megan Mitchell, Children's Commissioner

Indigenous Property Rights: Land, Business and Governance

Thank you Galarrwuy for your warm welcome to Gulkula on your country. It is really wonderful to be here on the occasion the 40th anniversary of the Northern Territory Land Rights Act and another successful Garma Festival.I am a Gangulu man from the...
Sunday 31 July 2016
Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner

National Press Club speech - Susan Ryan

“The ageing revolution is not over”Check against deliveryLast time I spoke here I called my address “the longevity revolution”, and asked, “crisis or opportunity?”.I intended that question as a challenge but it seems my challenge has not been met....
Wednesday 6 July 2016
The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Age Discrimination Commissioner

The passions, race and cultural diversity - Vincent Fairfax Ethics in...

Speech given at the Vincent Fairfax Ethics in Leadership Oration, Ormond College - University of MelbourneI am delighted to be addressing you this evening. To those graduating tonight from the Vincent Fairfax Fellowship program, congratulations on...
Thursday 23 June 2016
Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner

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