Speeches by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Handover of Deeds

I want to first acknowledge the Eastern Arrente, Central Arrente and Southern Arrente people – on whose land we are meeting. It is a great honour to be here today to hand back six parcels of land to Aboriginal land… Continue reading

Native Title Conference

*** Check on Delivery *** Thank you Mick for your introduction. I acknowledge the traditional owners of the land, the Wurundjeri people where we are meeting. And who are hosting the conference. I also want to acknowledge the hard work… Continue reading

John Curtin Institute of Public Policy

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to first acknowledge the Nyoongah people, the custodians of the land where we are meeting today. Yesterday I was at Billard – a small remote settlement on the Dampier Peninsula. The people… Continue reading

Building a Fair Australia in Tough Economic Times

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to acknowledge the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, on whose land we meet. Sixteen months ago Australians changed their government and the nation changed course. Sixteen months ago values like community… Continue reading

2009 National Conference on Caring

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to acknowledge the Kombumerri people, the traditional owners of the land on which we are gathered today. And my appreciation to Carers Queensland for organising the 2009 National Conference on Caring. Of… Continue reading

Centenary of Wangaratta High School

*** Check Against Delivery *** I want to acknowledge the traditional owners of the land on which we meet, the Yorta Yorta people. I also acknowledge the tribal peoples of the Pangerang and pay my respects to all elders past… Continue reading

Address to the NSW Aboriginal Land Council

*** Check Against Delivery *** I would like to acknowledge the Wanaurah people who are the traditional custodians of the land, past and present. I would also like to acknowledge the elders of the land and thank you for this… Continue reading

Straight Talk Summit

*** Check Against Delivery *** Thank you Matilda for your welcome to country. I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land where we meet – the Ngambri people who as Indigenous Australians have one of the oldest… Continue reading

Welcome home to the Young Endeavour

*** Check Against Delivery *** I want to acknowledge the Kulin people, the traditional custodians of the land and waters where we meet today. I should also mention the UK Government which gave this magnificent training ship to the people… Continue reading

Australia Day Citizenship Ceremony

*** Check Against Delivery *** First I would like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people on whose land we meet, remembering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians have the oldest continuing cultures in human history. And I want to welcome those… Continue reading