There is less than a week left to take advantage of discounted early bird tickets for the Free and Equal: An Australian Conversation on Human Rights conference. The special 20% discount will end on Monday 12 August.
The Free and Equal conference, featuring UN High Commissioner Dr Michelle Bachelet as the keynote speaker, will be held at the Hyatt Regency in Sydney on Tuesday October 8.
This once-in-a-decade event is the centrepiece of our national conversation on the future of human rights protection in Australia. Attendees will hear from an impressive and diverse range of speakers as we aim to broaden national understandings of human rights and who they apply to.
These speakers will explore issues central to the future of human rights in Australia, including the adequacy of existing protections in ensuring human rights, what’s next for Indigenous rights in the 21st Century, understandings of rights in a diverse Australia and the role of young human rights actors.
We have recently confirmed three exciting new speakers:
- Professor Mick Dodson, Northern Territory Treaty Commissioner
- Craig Foster, Former Socceroo, Broadcaster, Sport and Human Rights Advocate
- Cathy McGowan, former Independent MP, women’s rights advocate and community worker
They will join our other panellists:
- Professor George Williams AO, Dean of UNSW Law
- Brooke Boney, Reporter, TODAY Show
- Nyadol Nyuon, Award winning human rights advocate and lawyer
- The Hon Catherine Branson AC QC, Chair of the Board of the Human Rights Law Centre and Deputy Chancellor of The University of Adelaide
- The Hon Susan Ryan AO, Former Age Discrimination and Disability Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission and freelance advocate for the rights of older people
- Eliza Hull, ABC Producer, Access and Inclusion Coordinator Arena Theatre
- Marlee Silva, Founder of Tiddas 4 Tiddas
- Aisheeya Huq, Media Spokesperson, School Strike 4 Climate Action
- Emily Dash, Artist and advocate
- Frank Hooper, CEO of Keep Talking NT