What Does A Human Rights Approach Offer In Improving The Health Of Indigenous Australians? - Speech by Tom Calma.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Larrakia people, the traditional owners of the land where we meet today, and to pay my respects to their elders and thank Bilawara for her warm welcome. Our Kungarakan lands share a common border with the Larrakia so I am doubly pleased to acknowledge good neighbours. Can I also thank the Menzies School of Health Research and Professor Jonathan Carapetis for inviting me to speak tonight. It is an honour to be asked to deliver the first Menzies Oration in 6 years before such a distinguished group of people, and in my home town to boot.