1. I wish to begin by quoting a wonderful woman who had enormous impact on me. Her honesty about her own struggle was admirable and taught me much about life. Women with disabilities suffer from the double-burden of being a woman in our persistently sexist society and being labelled as disabled in this persistently disability -phobic society.
The topic of this seminar is ‘Criminal Justice in a climate of fear’. The word terrorism is not mentioned and yet the subject invites discussion of the impact of terrorism on life and laws in Australia.
‘Everyday People Everyday Rights’ Victorian Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission’s Human Rights Conference Melbourne Park Function Centre Batman Ave, Melbourne
Thank you for inviting me to speak at your first meeting in this year celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. I would like firstly to acknowledge the Kaurna people on whose land we stand and thank them for welcoming us on to it.
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.
Celebration of International Women’s Day and fundraising event for UNIFEM Australia, Australian Institute of Management and Macquarie University Sofitel Wentworth Hotel Sydney, 6 March 2008
Read a speech by Pru Goward, Federal Sex Discrimination Commissioner and Commissioner responsible for Age Discrimination, to the banking sector.
At the Human Rights Commission 85 per cent of the complaints under the Sex Discrimination Act we received last year were related to the area of employment. 30 per cent were on the ground of pregnancy discrimination or parental status/family responsibility, a remarkable jump over the previous year of 18 percent! 
The Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission decision of Hickie v. Hunt & Hunt was made public in March of this year. The case dealt with the failure of a legal practice to accommodate a woman's family responsibilities. The Hickie case is not so much an example of discrimination on the grounds of "pregnancy" as Ms Hickie was not in effect discriminated against while pregnant. The discrimination, is however, inextricably linked to the fact that Ms Hickie had a child and consequently chose to work part time.
Diversity in Health is a conference about health. Multicultural Mental Health Australia is a multicultural health service. Vision Australia deals with issues and needs of people with print disability. What have these services and issues got to do with human rights, and why am I launching them? I'd like to reflect on these questions, and strongly argue that there is a fundamental connection between health and human rights.
"....the fundamental conflict in the next millennium will not be primarily ideological or primarily economic. The great divisions among humankind and the dominating source of conflict will be cultural"...
It is with respect and gratitude I acknowledge that we sit on the lands of the Nyoonga People and I thank the Traditional Owners for allowing us to do so.
I begin by paying my respects to the Ngunnawal peoples, the traditional owners of this land. I pay my respects to your elders, past, present and future.
Speech delivered by Paul Endres on behalf of Commissioner Tom Calma at the International Federation of Environmental Health World Congress, Brisbane, 13 May 2008.
Hon Dr Kay Patterson AO Age Discrimination Commissioner Keynote Address to National Press Club of Australia, Canberra Wednesday, 28 June, 2023 CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Welcome Thank you Andrew Tillett (National Press Club Vice President) for your kind introduction. I am sometimes introduced...
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