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Creating Futures 2010 Conference (2010)

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.

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Paid Maternity Leave: the question is no longer if, but when... (2008)

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.

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The Informa 3rd Annual Negotiating Native Title Forum (2009)

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.

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Commission Commission – General

HREOC media release: Stolen Generation compensation long overdue

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.

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Speech: The campaign for Indigenous health equality within a generation

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.

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The Integration of Customary Law into the Australian legal system: Tom Calma (2006)

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.

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Commission Commission – General

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.

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Discrimination Law and the Industrial Relations Agenda

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.

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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.

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