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RightsTalk: Future challenges for human rights in Australia
Mon. 14 November 2016, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT
To mark the 30th anniversary of the Australian Human Rights Commission the Commission is hosting two inspiring RightsTalk events.
Join Commissioner President Professor Gillian Triggs and Deputy Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner Robynne Quiggin at the second 30 Year Anniversary RightsTalk on Monday 14 November.
Featuring keynote address from Professor Mick Dodson and guest panellists Dr Jackie Huggins and Associate Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker, our speakers will look ahead to future human rights challenges for Australia over the next 30 years with a particular focus on Indigenous social justice.
Professor Mick Dodson is Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies and Professor of Law at the at the Australian National University. Mick served as Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 1993 to 1998. He has been a prominent advocate for land rights and issues affecting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, and a vigorous advocate for the rights and interests of indigenous peoples around the world. He has held positions on national and international commissions and organisations, including the Northern Land Council, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and the United Nations Advisory Group for the Voluntary Fund for the Decade of Indigenous Peoples.
Dr Jackie Huggins is a Bidjara and Birri-Gubba Juru woman from Queensland who has worked in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs for over thirty years. Jackie is a celebrated historian and author who has documented the lives of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people throughout the decades.
Professor Cheryl Kickett-Tucker is a traditional owner of Wadjuk Noongar boodja and has family connections to the Ballardong and Yued peoples in Western Australia. Cheryl is the Founding Director of Pindi Pindi Ltd Centre of Research Excellence in Aboriginal Wellbeing and is currently a Professor of Indigenous Research Leadership at the Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University, Perth.
Please join us at 5pm for some light refreshments. Formalities start at 5.30pm.
The event is free but numbers are limited. Please register to reserve your place.
Accessibility: The venue is wheelchair accessible. If you have any requirements that will assist in your full participation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org