Let me begin by acknowledging the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation and paying my respects to their elders past, present and future. They hold the memories, the traditions, the culture and hope of all Australians. I honour them for their custodianship of the land on which we gather today.
I begin today by thanking Granny Alice Yeatman for her warm welcome to Yarrabah and paying my respects to the Traditional Owners, on whose land we meet. Good morning ladies and gentlemen, my Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander brothers and sisters, distinguished guests.
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission (HREOC) has developed a collection of activities designed to assist students to learn about and celebrate Human Rights Day (on December 10).
It is a great pleasure to attend my first national PIR group conference here in Canberra. My predecessor always spoke highly of the conferences so when Heather offered me the opportunity, I was keen to participate. I have met with Heather and Stephen on a number of occasions now and there are areas where it makes sense to come together. I would like to talk about one of these areas – PML - in some detail today.
I begin today by paying my respects to the Wurundjeri peoples, the traditional owners of the land where we gather today. I pay my respects to your elders, to the ancestors and to those who have come before us.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma has warmly congratulated Bruce Trevorrow on being the first person from the Stolen Generations to secure compensation after a long hard struggle through the courts.
Employee Assistance Professionals Association of Australia (EAPA), Wesley Conference Centre, Green Room, 200 Pitt Street Sydney NSW 2000, Tuesday 3 May 2005
I begin by acknowledging the Kaurna people, the traditional owners of the land where we meet today and pay my respects to their elders. I would also like to thank the Department for the Premier and Cabinet and, in particular, Sonia Waters of the Social Inclusion unit for inviting me to speak to you today and I acknowledge my fellow speakers April and Nerida.
Attending the association's 25th Anniversary forum, 'Politics of Speaking out: Myths and Reality', in Sydney last Friday, Mr Calma said organisations such as Immigrant Women's Speak Out provide a crucial voice that needs to be heard by policy makers, politicians, human rights advocates and community workers.
Since the launch of my interim paper on this issue in April this year, there has been an overwhelming amount of public and political debate about the need or otherwise to introduce such a scheme in Australia.
Good afternoon, I’d like to begin by acknowledging the Noongar people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we are gathered today, and pay my respects to their elders. I’d also like to acknowledge my distinguished fellow speakers. My presentation today is focused on customary law. I will refer to Aboriginal customary law, though the points that I will make are equally relevant to Torres Strait Islanders and to their distinct systems of law and governance.
2006 HREOC media release: Customary law report will help build a bridge of knowledge between black and white people
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma has welcomed today"s release of the Western Australian Law Reform Commission Report on Aboriginal Customary Laws, saying it would help to build a bridge of knowledge between black and white people by explaining the interaction between Aboriginal customary law and the WA legal system.
Ultimately, the point I would like to leave you with, is that it is possible for issues of discrimination to be addressed effectively in workplaces, and within the scope of current industrial relations and employment law.
I would like to begin by acknowledging the Wurundjeri people, the traditional owners and custodians of the land where we meet and to pay my respects to the elders.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Tom Calma said the Commonwealth Government’s Healthy for Life program is a good start in addressing the chronic health status of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.
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