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2017 Amnesty International Human Rights Lecture

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James Cook University

Douglas, QLD 4814

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The Amnesty Townsville Action group and the Amnesty JCU Action group are excited that Linda Burney has accepted our invitation to present the 2017 Amnesty International Human Rights lecture on the topic "Indigenous Youth Justice".

As a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation, Linda was the first Aboriginal person to be elected to the NSW Parliament and the first Aboriginal woman to serve in the Australian House of Representatives. Linda’s commitment to Indigenous issues spans more than 30 years.

Linda was elected federal member for Barton in 2016, following a 14 year career in the NSW Parliament as Member for Canterbury. During her state political career she served as minister in a number of senior portfolios including as minister for Community Services and later as Deputy Leader of the Opposition.

Following her election to the Federal House of Representatives she was immediately appointed as Shadow Minister for Human Services.



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