An historic event: the final speech by Race Discrimination Commissioner Tim Soutphommasane
Tim Soutphommasane will deliver his final speech as Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Whitlam Institute. He will look back at the nation-building significance of the Racial Discrimination Act (1975), the importance of a bipartisan approach to race, and reflect on contemporary debates relating to race and identity.
This speech will be followed by a bipartisan panel discussion featuring the Hon. Mark Dreyfus MP and Dr John Hewson AM. Panellists will provide frank and robust responses to the speech, and engage in an audience Q&A. We look forward to respectful debate and open-minded contributions.
Tim Soutphommasane's 5 year term has featured vigilant defence of the Whitlam Government's landmark Racial Discrimination Act, which is as important today as it has ever been.
All welcome to this free event, though registrations are essential.
- Monday 6 August at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney Unversity, Female Orphan School Rydalmere
- 6:00 - 6:30 pm - refreshments
- 6:30 - 8:30 pm - speech and panel discussion, followed by audience Q&A