MARK DREYFUS MP

Member for Isaacs

Speeches

State of the Nation Address - 19th National Family Law Conference

15 August 2022

The Albanese Government is committed to restoring the family law system so that it is accessible, safe, properly resourced, simpler to use, and delivers justice and fairness for all Australian families.

Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment Bill

27 July 2022

The Australian Human Rights Commission Legislation Amendment (Selection and Appointment) Bill 2022 will ensure appointments to the Australian Human Rights Commission are made through a merit-based and transparent process.

Restoring a human rights-based approach - Castan Centre Speech

22 July 2022

The Albanese Government believes all people are entitled to respect, equality, dignity and the opportunity to participate in the social, cultural and economic life of our nation.

But principled statements about the importance of human rights are not enough – the onus is now on us, the new Albanese Labor Government, to make the necessary changes to enshrine these values in the laws of our nation.

[email protected] Council Forum Opening Remarks

07 July 2022

The [email protected] Report, and a range of more recent reports and inquiries, continue to highlight the unacceptable levels of workplace sexual harassment in Australia.

Remembering Moses (Moss) Henry Cass

06 June 2022

Moses Henry Cass, who was ‘Moss’ to almost everyone who knew him, and now to history as well, was a man of conviction, of courage, and of vision.  

Australian Bar Association Conference 2022

30 April 2022

As the First Law Officer of the Commonwealth, the Attorney-General should fulfill a vital role in defending and uphold the rule of law.  I do not believe that any of the Liberal Attorneys-General over the last nine years have fulfilled that vital function.  To the contrary, a number of their actions have harmed the rule of law.  

Matter Of Public Importance - The Government's Broken Promise To Deliver A National Anti-Corruption Commission

16 February 2022

The ever-growing list of scandals involving the Morrison Government shows why Australia urgently needs a powerful and independent national anti-corruption commission.  

7th National Elder Abuse Conference

14 February 2022

To be abused in any way at that time of life—whether it be physical or psychological or sexual or financial abuse, or even just plain neglect—is a shocking violation of what is owed to a generation of Australians who have lived and worked and contributed, and who continue to play a role in the life of the nation and the lives of those who love and care for them.

Religious Discrimination Bill 2021

02 December 2021

Freedom of thought, conscience and religion or belief is a fundamental human right and Labor supports the extension of the federal anti-discrimination framework to ensure that Australians are not discriminated against because of their religious beliefs or activities, just as Commonwealth law currently prohibits discrimination on the basis of age, disability, race, sex, gender identity, sex characteristics, and sexual orientation.

90 Second Statement - Labor’s Powerful National Anti-Corruption Commission

19 October 2021

The Prime Minster and his deputy are right to be terrified of what an independent national anti-corruption commission would reveal about what they have been up to over the last 8 years.