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BROOME LAUNCH Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Report

BROOME LAUNCH Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women’s Voices )—Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future 2020 Report Monday, 14 December 2020 Goolarri Media Enterprises, Broome I acknowledge the beautiful lands of the Yawuru people that we gather on—I pay my respects to your ancestors, and your elders of today...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

PRESS CONFERENCE - Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) report

NATIONAL PRESS CONFERENCE - Wiyi Yani U Thangani (Women's Voices) Securing Our Rights, Securing Our Future Report 2020 Thursday, 10 December 2020 NYOONGAR PATROL SERVICE, PERTH (Opening line in Bunuba) I am extremely proud and excited to announce the release of the Wiyi Yani U Thangani—meaning Women...

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Disability Disability Rights

National Disability Strategy Future Forum: Beyond 2020

The Australian Human Rights Commission and the Centre of Research Excellence in Disability and Health National Disability Strategy: Beyond 2020 webinar September 24, 2020 Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Introductory Address Ladies and gentlemen, distinguished guests; Good...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Advancing gender equality beyond the COVID-19 pandemic

Senate Select Committee on COVID-19: Public Hearing September 22, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner Senators, Thank you for inviting me to appear before you today. I am convinced that Australia’s recovery from COVID-19 will be more rapid and more successful if we can unleash the...

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Disability Disability Rights

COVID-19: Advancing Rights and Justice During a Pandemic

Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute Virtual Event Series May 7, 2020 Ben Gauntlett, Disability Discrimination Commissioner Distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen, fellow speakers. Thank you to Professor Emens for that kind introduction. COVID-19 exacerbates disadvantage – but in doing so...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Leaving no one behind: delivering justice for all survivors of sexual harassment

UN Women High Level Virtual event (Live Webinar) March 19, 2020 Kate Jenkins, Sex Discrimination Commissioner “Thank you … for giving many of us a voice during this inquiry, and I hope that those of us who have spoken out can find comfort in knowing that no matter how small or large your...

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Discrimination Sex Discrimination

Is it coming up roses yet? Women in the 21st century

International Women’s Day Lunch Union, University and Schools Club Thank you to the Union, University and Schools Club for inviting me to speak and to Dr Mary Forbes for reaching out to. This is a wonderful event. Full of pride, full of celebration—and full of women and supportive men! Let me begin...

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Race Race Discrimination

Sharing the stories of Australian Muslims: Interim findings

Advancing Community Cohesion Conference I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Dharawal people. I would like to recognise Dharawal elders – past, present and future – and to express my on-going commitment to the protection and promotion of their culture, language and...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Human Rights Awards - Keynote speech 2019

Human Rights Awards Keynote Speech delivered by Commission President, Prof. Rosalind Croucher AM, at the Human Rights Awards, held at the Fullerton Hotel, Sydney. Check Against Delivery Thank you for that warm welcome to country. I pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora nation—the...

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Children's Children's Rights

2019 Human Rights Day Oration

The Hon Peter McClellan AM QC 10 December 2019 I recently visited the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. It is a confronting but moving experience. It is a memorial to the people the allies believed it necessary to kill to win the war. They were also intent on emphasising to the world that they had the...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Inaugural National Indigenous Women’s Leadership Symposium

[Introduction in Bunuba] Jalangurru lanygu wiyi yani. I want to pay my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional owners of the land we meet on today, and to their elders both past and present. I also want to thank and congratulate the organisers of this event – everyone at...

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