With a rise in incidents threatening Australia's traditionally strong social fabric, 2016 has faced concerning developments in the area of human rights and civil liberties.
Seeing a parliamentary inquiry into the Racial Discrimination Act, revelations of Indigenous inmate abuse, continued international criticism of Australia’s refugee policy and the emergence of political parties seeking to exploit community divisions, where do we go from here?
Meet corporate, academic and community leaders attending to maximise their impact in a catered event at the office of BDO. We are delighted to welcome Professor Gillian Triggs for a conversation on the state of human rights in Australia.
Guest of Honour – Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs
Gillian Triggs is the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission. She was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12 and Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law. She is a former Barrister and Governor of the College of Law. Professor Triggs has advised numerous governments and international organisations on legal and trade disputes. Her focus at the Commission is to implement in Australian law human rights treaties to which Australia is signatory. She is also the author of many books and papers on international law.
Address - BDO, Level 10, 12 Creek Street, Brisbane 4000
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM - Registration, canapés and networking (Venue access closes 6:00pm)
6:30 PM - 7:20 PM - Presentation and Q&A, Professor Gillian Triggs
7:20 PM - 8:30 PM - Interact with guest of honour and networking
Parking - There is a Wilson Car Park at BDO - Blue Tower 12 Creek St, with a flat rate of $15 after 5pm.
Please note ticket sales close 24 hours prior to event commencement, and that no building access is permitted after 6:00pm, be sure to arrive on time!
Media please be advised Chatham House Rules apply, no access to journalists will be granted on the evening.