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Barnet Long Room, Customs House

31 Alfred Street

Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000

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Mr Chin Tan, Race Discrimination Commissioner, warmly invites you to the 5th Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture

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The Kep Enderby Memorial Lecture is an annual public lecture held by the Australian Human Rights Commission to honour the memory of the Hon. Kep Enderby QC (1926-2015), who as Attorney-General introduced the Racial Discrimination Bill in the House of Representatives on 13 February 1975.

The Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth) was enacted by parliament on 11 June 1975 and came into force in October of that year. Each year, the Lecture is given by a leading figure to advance public understanding and debate about racism, race relations and the Racial Discrimination Act.

This year's lecture by Thomas Keneally AO is entitled:

The Moveable Feast – Australia and race hate as experienced in the lifetime as an observer

Thomas Keneally AO is one of Australia's best known and prolific writers. He was born in 1935 and has written close to sixty novels and non-fiction works. He won the Booker Prize in 1982 for Schindler’s Ark, based on the life of Nazi Party member Oskar Schindler, who saved 1,200 Jews during World War II.

Tom has also won the Miles Franklin Award, the Los Angeles Times Prize, the Mondello International Prize, the Helmrich Award (US), the Trebbia International prize from the Czech and Slovak governments. He also has been made a Literary Lion of the New York Public Library. He is recipient of the University of California gold medal, is an Officer of the Order of Australia, a National Living Treasure, and is now the subject of a 55 cent Australian stamp.

Tom has since become an ambassador for the Asylum Seekers Centre and recently co-authored A Country Too Far, an anthology by 27 of Australia’s finest writers about the asylum seeker experience.

Janice Petersen has spent more than 15 years working as a cross platform journalist and news presenter, and currently presents SBS World News. She regularly interviews leading news makers from world leaders to celebrities and has contributed live reports and updates on major national and international news stories. Janice has also lent her presenting skills to landmark SBS programs including forum series Insight and Go Back To Where You Came From Live.

Light refreshments will be served from 5:30pm with formalities commencing at 6:00pm.

If you have any requirements that will assist you to participate in this event, please contact us on 02 9284 9835 or racediscriminationcommissioner@humanrights.gov.au.

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Circular Quay, Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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