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Race Race Discrimination

The many faces of racism

UNESCO Chair Annual Oration Alfred Deakin Institute for Citizenship and Globalisation, Deakin University, Melbourne 11 October 2017 Check against delivery To the Wurundjeri people, may I acknowledge your traditional ownership of the land we meet, and pay my respects to your elders past and present....

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Research by Government Reform Bodies involving Vulnerable People and Populations

Ethics Training Day: Dealing with Vulnerability Princeton Room, Bond University, 14 University Drive, Robina, Qld CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Introduction I represent an organisation that works extensively with people who can be part of “vulnerable populations”. My background is as a human rights lawyer....

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

WA Parks Conference 2017

Acknowledgements Jalangurru garrwarri balanggarri. Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wadjuk Noongar yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra,...

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Race Race Discrimination

Citizenship, multiculturalism and anti-racism

Speech to the 2017 conference of the Federation of Ethnic Communities Councils of Australia 9 October 2017 Check against delivery What does it mean to be Australian? What does it mean to say we are multicultural? And how must we respond to racism, bigotry and intolerance? These are questions that...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Global Alcohol Policy Conference 2017

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Wurundjeri yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda. I stand here today on the...

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Race Race Discrimination

Sport, politics and society

Speech to the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion in Sport Forum Melbourne 6 October 2017 Edited transcript Politics has no place in sport. Let sport be sport. Sound familiar? We've heard a lot of it, haven't we, over the last few weeks, particularly around the NRL Grand Final. There were many who...

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Children's Children's Rights

Children’s rights to safety and to a holistic education

Good morning everyone and thank you Katharine O’Donnell, ANZELA National President, for inviting me to be part of what I hear has been a stimulating event to date and to present the Dr Ann Shorten Memorial Lecture. I too would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we...

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Rights Rights and Freedoms

Religion and Human Rights in Modern Australia: Friends, Foes or Ships in the Night?

Western Sydney Open Forum CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Acknowledgements • Traditional Aboriginal owners: the Darug Nation • Dr Sev Ozdowski AM If you’ve read the papers or seen the news in the last few weeks, you might be forgiven for thinking that human rights are somehow radically incompatible with...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

NTCOSS Conference 2017

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Larrakia yani u. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngarragi thangani. Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda. Good morning everyone. I stand...

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Race Race Discrimination

Populism, anxiety and race

Keynote speech to Australian Political Studies Association conference, Melbourne Check against delivery The American political sociologist Barrington Moore once said, ‘No bourgeoisie, no democracy.’ We are now seeing that formula being put through an interesting test. It seems that in just about...

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Identity LGBTI

Keynote Address - Military Pride Ball 2017

Military Pride Ball - Keynote Speech Check against delivery Introduction Acknowledgements • Thank you, James and Ellen, for your kind introduction. • Traditional owners: the Gadigal People of the Eora Nation and to pay my respects to their elders past and present. • The many members of the LGBTI...

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Asylum Asylum Seekers and Refugees

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity?

Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity? Austin Asche Oration Australian Academy of Law and Charles Darwin University Nitmiluk Lounge, Level 4, Parliament House, Darwin 5pm, 19 September 2017 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Introduction Acknowledgements Traditional...

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Aboriginal Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice

Chief Executive Women’s Annual Dinner 2017

Jalangurru maningga balanggarri (good evening everyone). Bilimi ingirranggu, ngindaji thangani ganinyi . I will share with you how I came to be here tonight. Wendy McCarthy ingga ngayaginma jurali, wilawunbu ngindaji yani. Gudu gudu limi nhi, nginyjaga bilimi biyirranggu? Nhi ingga mi, buma...

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Discrimination Age Discrimination

Elder Financial Abuse—Insights from the ALRC's Elder Abuse Inquiry

n 2002, the World Health Organization said that preventing elder abuse in an ageing world is ‘everybody’s business’.[1] In finishing our report, Elder Abuse—A National Legal Response, we wanted to make this ‘everybody’s responsibility’

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Affinity Intercultural Foundation

Affinity Intercultural Foundation Lunch time lecture “Will you still need me” Thursday 14 September 2017 Event 11:30am – 2:00pm (Check against delivery) Affinity Intercultural Foundation Suite 501, Level 5, 51-57 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000 Acknowledge Gadagal People of the Eroa Nation – their...

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