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7 Appendix B – public events and strategic meetings

The Human Rights Commissioner thanks the following people and organisations who met with him as part of this consultation.


Kununurra, Halls Creek, Derby, Broome and One Arm Point: 17–24 August

Ardyaloon Hatchery

Broome Regional Aboriginal Medical Service

Ian Trust, Executive Director Wunan

Josie Farrer MLA

Kimberley Aboriginal Law and Culture Centre

Marninwarntikwa Women’s Resource Centre

Mowanjum Community

Nyamba Buru Yawuru

One Arm Point Community

West Kimberley Regional Prison


Adelaide: 1–3 September 2014

Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce

Business South Australia

Community Centres South Australia

Hutt Street Centre

Law Council of Australia – public event

Mark Parnell MLC

South Australian Council of Social Service Inc.

South Australian Equal Opportunity Commission


Darwin and Alice Springs: 22–25 September 2014

Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid Service

Centre for Appropriate Technology – public event

Charles Darwin University

Damien Ryan, Mayor of Alice Springs

Desert Knowledge Australia

Hon Bess Nungarrayi Price MLA

Law Society Northern Territory – public event

Multicultural Community Services of Central Australia

Ninti One

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Northern Territory Anti-Discrimination Commission

Papunya Tula Artists Pty Ltd

People’s Alcohol Action Coalition

Property Council Northern Territory


Canberra: 1 October 2014*

ACT Human Rights Commission – public event


Perth and Kalgoorlie: 13–15 October 2014

Centrecare WA Kalgoorlie

Equal Opportunity Commission Western Australia

Goldfields Community Legal Centre

Kalgoorlie Accommodation Support (Anglicare WA)

Kalgoorlie and Boulder Chamber of Commerce and Industry

King and Wood Mallesons – public event

Mark McGowan MLA

Liberal Party WA

Pastoral Growers Association

Shenton College

Unions Western Australia


Cairns, Townsville and Charters Towers: 27–29 October 2014

Cairns Regional Council – public event

Charters Towers Regional Council – public event

Charters Towers School of Distance Education

Cape York Institute

Djarragun College

Rotary Club of Townsville

Townsville Correctional Centre


Brisbane and Roma: 10–13 November 2014

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Service (Qld) Ltd (ATSILS)

Allens Linklaters Brisbane – public event

Brisbane Women’s Correctional Centre

Dr Valerie Cooms, Member National Native Title Tribunal

Maranoa Regional Council

Origin Energy

Santos Ltd

Young Liberals State Council


Sydney* and Singleton: 19–21 November 2014

Professor Parkinson, Freedom 4 Faith

The Centre for Independent Studies – public event

Singleton Council – public event


Hobart: 23–24 November 2014

Amnesty International Tasmania

Friends School

National Disability Services – public event


Melbourne*, Lorne and Shepparton: 25–27 November 2014

Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Greater Shepparton Council

Institute of Public Affairs

Lorne Historical Society – public event

Ross House

St Brendan’s Parish

Victorian Employers’ Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission – public event


* Since commencing on 18 February 2014, the Human Rights Commissioner has met extensively with organisations and individuals in Sydney, Canberra and Melbourne. Their views have also been considered in the drafting of this Report.