June 7, 2017 | Speeches

Western Sydney University Open Forum

**Check on delivery** Acknowledgements: Good evening everyone. · Dr Sev Ozdowski AM, Director, Equity and Diversity, Western Sydney University · Distinguished guests · Ladies and Gentlemen Introduction: As Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, it’s a pleasure for me to be here to speak about ‘Multicultural Australia: United, Strong, Successful’. Recent terrorism events: I’m grateful for the opportunity …

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December 1, 2016 | Speeches

Giving Australia 2016 Launch

Location: Australian Parliament House, Canberra *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** E&OE Acknowledgements Good morning everyone and welcome to Parliament House. Thank you for inviting me to join you for the launch of Giving Australia 2016. I would like to acknowledge: The many volunteers and givers Special guest – Stasia Dabrowska OAM – National Finalist Australia’s local hero 2017. Prime Minister’s Community …

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November 29, 2016 | Speeches

FRSA National Conference

Location: National Convention Centre Canberra *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** E&OE… Good morning everyone and welcome to Canberra, which as well as being the national capital, is my hometown. Thank you Michael for your kind words and Virginia for your introduction. And thank you Selina for your warm welcome to country. I would like to acknowledge FRSA and its member …

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November 21, 2016 | Speeches

Settlement Council of Australia AGM

**Check on delivery** Acknowledgements: I would like to acknowledge: Mr Thomas Albrecht Mr Petro Georgiou AO Ms Dewani Bakkum, Chair of SCOA Mr Simon Gordon, CEO of SCOA Other distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. It is a privilege to be here today and I thank the Settlement Council of Australia for inviting me to speak at your Annual General Meeting. …

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November 3, 2016 | Speeches

National Multicultural Women’s Conference – FECCA, Settlement Services International

**Check on delivery** Acknowledgements: Good morning everyone. Thank you for having me. I would like to acknowledge the conference convenors Ms Hina Durrani, Women’s Chair of FECCA Mr Joe Caputo, Chair of FECCA Ms Violet Roumeliotis, CEO of Settlement Services International And my fellow speakers this morning The Hon Tanya Plibersek MP, Deputy Leader of the Opposition Ms Renata Kaldor …

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October 19, 2016 | Speeches

Governments need to work together on housing challenges

Location: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide *** Check against delivery *** E&OE… Acknowledgements: Tony De Domenico, Dr Ian Winter, and the AHURI Board Other Ministers Speaking: the Hon Zoe Bettison, the Minister for Social Housing in South Australia, the Hon Mick de Brenni, Minister for Housing and Public Works in Queensland. Let me begin by saying that it is a great honour …

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September 20, 2016 | Speeches

CALDWays Forum: Identifying Access Barriers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Consumers in Aged Care

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY*** Acknowledgements: Mr Ken Habak, Chair of the Multicultural Communities Council of Illawarra Other distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen   Introduction: As Assistant Minister for Social Services and Multicultural Affairs, I am very pleased to be here at the CALDWays forum: Identifying Access Barriers for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Consumers in Aged Care. Thank you for …

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September 7, 2016 | Speeches

NAPCAN Play Your Part Awards

Location: William Magerey Room, Adelaide Oval, South Australia *** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** E&OE… Thank you Mr Scheepers. I would also like to acknowledge: The Hon. Susan Close MP, Minister for Education and Child Development Amanda Shaw, Guardian for Children and Young People Simon Schrapel, Chief Executive of Uniting Communities and member of the National Coalition on Child Safety and …

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August 17, 2016 | Speeches

National Coalition on Child Safety and Wellbeing annual meeting

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** E&OE… Thank you Dr Babington. I would like to start by acknowledging the traditional owners and custodians of the land on which we meet, the Gadigal people and pay my respects to their Elders – past and present. This is my first address to the National Coalition on Wellbeing annual meeting since being named Assistant …

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