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Evatt's 40th Anniversary

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Strangers Dining Room, Parliament House

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Sydney, NSW 2000

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The Evatt Foundation turns 40 and we are celebrating this milestone with entertainment, canapes and reflections.

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40 years of public activism

The Evatt Foundation was established in 1979 as a memorial to Dr Herbert Vere Evatt with the aim of advancing the highest ideals of the labour movement: equality, democracy, social justice and human rights. For 40 years, the Foundation has been helping to promote these ideals through research, publications, public discussion and debate.

The Evatt Foundation was launched in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney on 27 September 1979. Before a large audience of supporters. inspirational speeches were made by (in order): Sir Richard Kirby, the inaugural President of the Evatt Foundation, Sir Zelman Cohen, Governor-General of Australia, Neville Wran, QC MP, Premier of New South Wales, Bill Hayden, MP, Leader of the Federal Labor Party, Hal Missingham, former Director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Bob Hawke, President of the Australian Council of Trade Unions, and Faith Bandler, leader of the successful campaign to remove discriminatory provisions of the Constitution in the 1967 referendum on Aboriginal Australians. The vote of thanks was moved by Gough Whitlam, AC QC, former Prime Minister of Australia.

Celebrations in 2019

We are honoured to have Sally McManus, Secretary of the Australian Council for Trade Unions as guest speaker and the Honourable Tanya Plibersek MP giving the vote of thanks for the evening.

Sally McManus is an Australian trade unionist and political activist who has served as the Secretary of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACTU) since 2017. She is the first woman to hold the position in the ACTU's 90-year history.

Tanya Plibersek MP was elected as the MP for Sydney in 1998, Tanya has tirelessly worked together with people in her local community to push for positive change. She has degrees from the University of Technology Sydney and Macquarie University, and before entering parliament worked as a staffer for Senator Bruce Childs, a member of the Evatt Foundation Executive Committee and life member of the Evatt Foundation.

The event will also be honouring Bruce Childs, who is retiring from the Evatt Foundation’s executive after more than 20 years’ service.

There will be speeches, a wonderful MC and the chance to remember and honour the history of the Evatt Foundation and look to its future.

Tickets include canapes, drinks throughout the evening and live entertainment.

Please join us for this evening of celebration and reflection.

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Strangers Dining Room, Parliament House

Macquarie Street

Sydney, NSW 2000

Australia

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