2015 Constitution Day Speakers’ Forum
Magna Carta – is it relevant to 21st century Australian democracy?
A panel discussion with eminent speakers
- Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs – President, Australian Human Rights Commission
- Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM, QC – Board Director, Rule of Law Institute and Chair, Magna Carta Committee
- Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh – Lecturer, TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
- Neville Tiffen – Board Director, Transparency International Australia
- Pia Waugh – GovHack leader
- Dr Nicholas Gruen – Chair, Open Knowledge Foundation Australia and CEO, Lateral Economics (Skype link from the UK)
Moderated by Paul Barclay, presenter and series producer of ABC Radio National’s Big Ideas
Entertainment by Shortis and Simpson
Thursday 9 July, 6 for 6.30pm
The Great Hall
Australia Parliament House
Parliament Drive, Canberra ACT 2600
Bookings essential by Tuesday 7 July
Have your say
This event is part of the National Archives of Australia 2015 Constitution Day program.
Entry and seating
- You will enter the venue via the main public entry at the front of Parliament House. We expect a large audience, please arrive in plenty of time to pass through the security screening. Entry to Parliament House and The Great Hall will be available from 5.30pm.
- As this event is being recorded and webcast, please be ensure that you are seated by 6.15pm.
- Paid parking is in effect in the underground carpark of Parliament House until 9pm.
- Free parking is available within the Parliamentary Triangle after 5pm, a short walk up Federation Mall to Parliament House.
When & Where
National Archives of Australia
The National Archives of Australia can best be described as the memory of our nation – collecting and preserving Australian Government records that reflect our history and identity.
Our collection traces events and decisions that have shaped the nation and the lives of Australians. Visitors are welcome to explore our collection, online or in person, to learn more.
As well as preserving our history, the National Archives plays a key role in helping to ensure the Australian Government and its departments are effective and accountable to the people.
The National Archives of Australia. Your story, our history.