Speeches by Senator the Hon Kay Patterson

White Ribbon Day Breakfast

E&OE The Treasurer, Peter Costello My state and federal ministerial and parliamentary colleagues Other distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Thank you Ms Flanagan (Kerry) for your introduction. Welcome everyone to this year’s breakfast to mark the 2005 United Nations’ Day… Continue reading

National Housing Conference 2005

E&OE Mr Bob Thomas, Chair , WA Department of Housing and Works The Hon Francis Logan – (previous speaker) WA Minister for Housing and Works) Ladies and gentlemen Introduction Thank you for your introduction. Thank you also to Wannamarr Noongar… Continue reading

One Facs – Cutting Red Tape

E&OE My federal and state parliamentary colleagues The Reverend Des Cousins—Chair, Wesley Mission Board Other members of the Wesley Mission Board Chris Hall—CEO, Wesley Mission Perth Ladies and gentlemen Thank you Des for your introduction. What a great idea it… Continue reading

Launch of the Fisher-Price Child Care Awards 2005

E&OE Ms Catherine Harvey – Brand Manager, Fisher-Price. Ms Anne Clark – President, Childcare Associations Australia Mr Paul Clancy – Managing Director, Australian Family. Ms Claudia Keech – Chief Executive Officer, MotherInc. Ms Sophie Cross – Public Relations Manager, MotherInc.… Continue reading

Address at the Endeavour Council Annual Meeting

E&OE Kelvin Spiller, CEO, Endeavour Foundation Peter Short, Chair, Endeavour Foundation Board of Directors Other members of the Endeavour Board Distinguished guests Ladies and Gentlemen Introduction Thank you, Tony (Hanmer) for your kind words. I am delighted to be in… Continue reading

Sharing The Findings Seminar

E&OE Ladies and gentlemen Introduction Thank you, Fiona Sharkie for your introduction. I would first like thank Joy for her welcome on behalf of the traditional owners of this land – the Wurrundjeri people. And thank you – to everyone… Continue reading

Address to an International Women’s Day Function

E&OE Distinguished guests Ladies and gentlemen Thank you Jeff (Harmer, Secretary of FaCS) for your introduction. As the Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women’s Issues, I am delighted to host today’s celebrations, to mark this year’s International Women’s Day.… Continue reading

Women’s Human Rights Workshop, Opening Address

E&OE Ms Pru Goward – Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Dr Eileen Pittaway – Director of the Centre for Refugee Research, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. The Howard Government is a strong advocate for the promotion of women’s human rights through international… Continue reading

Families Australia Conference Opening Address

E&OE Ladies and gentlemen Thank you Sandie (de Wolf, Chair, Families Australia) for your introduction. And thanks also to Auntie Ella Gordon, – representing the Brisbane Council of Elders, for welcoming us to this land. I’m honoured to be here… Continue reading

Launch of Growing up in Australia study

E&OE Ladies and gentlemen. Thank you Professor Sanson for your introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here this morning to mark the beginning of the first data collection wave for the Government’s landmark Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. This project… Continue reading