Speeches by The Hon Jenny Macklin MP

Address to CEOS, National Disability Services

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I would first like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. I am delighted to be here, particularly after COAG’s breakthrough announcement on disability at the weekend. It’s a great opportunity to talk to… Continue reading

Red Cross National Conference

****Check Against Delivery**** The changing nature of vulnerability First I want to acknowledge the Turrbal people on whose land we’re meeting. Thanks very much for the invitation to speak here today. We are meeting at time when our thoughts and… Continue reading

Young Carers’ Forum

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I would like to thank Aunty Agnes (Shea) for her welcome to country, and acknowledge the traditional owners of this land. It is wonderful to have all of you here today. I’m sure you had… Continue reading

Tanami Regional Partnership Agreement

*** CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY *** I’m happy to be here today for this important occasion, the signing of the Tanami Regional Partnership Agreement. Today marks the outcome of three long years of negotiation. Many people have worked long and hard… Continue reading

Official opening of the Yuendumu Pool

****Check Against Delivery**** Thank you for inviting me here today to open this fabulous new swimming pool in Yuendumu. I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land where we are gathered today. I know that on Saturday… Continue reading

Launch of SBS documentary, First Australians

Check Against Delivery Six years in the making, this remarkable series looks at the history of contemporary Australia from the perspective of its first people – the First Australians. First Australians explores what happens when the oldest living culture in… Continue reading

Indigenous Healing Forum Dinner

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are gathered. I understand that you had a passionate and challenging discussion today. We all know that healing has many and varied dimensions… Continue reading

Speech to the Indigenous Healing Forum

First I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we are gathered. When the Australian Parliament apologised to Indigenous Australians in February, the Prime Minister described it as dealing with unfinished business; removing a great… Continue reading

Overdose Awareness Day

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY Acknowledgements Sally Finn (founder of Overdose Awareness Day) Janet Cribbes (Mayor City of Port Phillip) Judith Jackson (Aboriginal elder and mother of a son who overdosed) Michael Danby (Member for Melbourne Ports) I would like to acknowledge… Continue reading

Young People in Nursing Homes Conference

CHECK AGAINST DELIVERY First of all I would like to acknowledge the traditional owners of this land, the Wurundgeri people, and thank them for welcoming us onto their land today. And second, I would like to thank the Young People… Continue reading