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Statement on the National Summit on Women's Safety

Statement from The Australian Human Rights Commission on the National Summit for Women's Safety, September 6-7, 2021.

The Australian Human Rights Commission welcomes the opportunity to participate in the National Summit for Women’s Safety and to contribute to the development of Australia’s second National Plan on the Prevention of Violence against Women and their Children. Violence is a human rights issue that needs urgent and coordinated action.

CLOSE THE GAP: New report a wake-up call for all Australians

Governments across Australia must urgently redouble their efforts to address Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander inequality, the Close the Gap campaign says, following the release of disappointing new data on the National Agreement on Closing the Gap.

This week’s release of the first annual data report by the Productivity Commission revealed that the central commitment to close the life expectancy gap for First Nations people by 2031 was not on track to be met.

LexisNexis webinar

Welcome everyone. Before we begin, I would like to acknowledge the country upon which each of us stands today. I myself stand upon my Bunuba land here in the Kimberley region of Western Australia. I acknowledge and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging across all the lands and waters of this nation.

Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People

Commissioner June Oscar AO will is leading a side event for the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous People.

Australia, Canada and New Zealand share similar experiences of colonialism, and are all actively striving for truth and reconciliation with Indigenous peoples. Please join the National Human Rights Institutions from each of these three countries for a 1.5-hour event on the margins of the 14th Session of the Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, to take place on Wednesday, July 14, 2021.

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LISTEN. THINK. TRUST. ACT. DIFFERENTLY. Intersectional Movements and a Gender Equal and Just Futures

Panel:

Think: Associate Professor Chelsea Watego

Trust: Aunty Jackie Huggins, Co-chair Treaty Advancement Committee

Act: June Oscar, Social Justice Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

I want to acknowledge the lands we all stand on—all our elders past, present and emerging, wherever we are beaming in from today.

ANZSOG Proud Partnerships in Place, First Peoples Conference

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Bunuba yani U.

 

I acknowledge all the traditional countries that we gather on today, and pay my respects to our elders everywhere, past, present and emerging. In particular in this session on Gender Equality, and what we can do to achieve it, I acknowledge all the women of the world, and our Indigenous women—the First Mothers of the earth.

 

Kimberley Remote Community Leaders Forum

Yaningi warangira ngindaji yuwa muwayi ingirranggu, Bunuba yani U. Balangarri wadjirragali jarra ningi – gamali ngindaji yau muwayi nyirrami ngarri thangani. Yaningi miya ngindaji Muwayi ingga winyira ngirranggu thangani.  Yathawarra, wilalawarra jalangurru ngarri guda.

I acknowledge the Yawuru people of the land we gather on today and I pay my deep respects to elder’s past, present and emerging.

AIATSIS Summit Keynote Address: Truth for change—Reckoning with our past and transforming our nation

Introduction and acknowledgements

Opening in Bunuba.

Good morning everyone. I acknowledge the Kaurna peoples whose lands we gather on for this conference—I pay my respects to your elders, past, present and emerging. I also acknowledge all our peoples who have come from countries—First Nations—from across this vast continent, carrying many diverse and interconnected languages, cultural practices and laws.  

Truth for change - Reckoning with our past and transforming our nation

This was the keynote address at the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies conference, 2021.

Speech for Reconciliation Week

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner June Oscar AO made this speech at the WA Reconciliation Breakfast on May 29, 2021