The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host a screening of The Scribe, a superb documentary on the ‘Donald Bradman’ of speech writing – Graham Freudenberg. Featuring a post-screening Q&A with director and producer Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney, this compelling film is a must-see for all political enthusiasts.
Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari
The Whitlam Institute is delighted to host the first Parramatta screening of Border Politics and Q&A with director and producer Judy Rymer, Julian Burnside AO QC and former refugee Hayat Akbari. This powerful documentary follows human rights barrister Julian Burnside QC as he travels the globe examining the treatment of refugees in today’s world.
Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner
The Whitlam Institute is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming event Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner.
As part of the memoir-launch, Carr and Faulkner will offer audiences personal insight into the Whitlam legacy and in particular the impact Gough Whitlam had on one of Labor’s most long-serving and formidable leaders.
The Whitlam Institute and Western Sydney University together host an event to explore activist social work in Australia from the 1970s onwards, its origins and its legacy.
A panel discussion will look at social work activism in the Whitlam era and beyond, together with a recent graduate’s perspective on the contemporary context.
Taking ‘a rightful place in our own country’: Indigenous self-determination and the Australian People
What has happened to the project of Indigenous self-determination initiated by the Whitlam Government? Join us for a one-day symposium to reflect on the project of Indigenous self-determination and its various dimensions, presented by the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University and Nura Gili, UNSW Sydney.
In these challenging global times, the SDGs offer us a roadmap for what it might take to achieve a sustainable future for us all. They represent in the truest sense, an opportunity to think globally and act locally for the future of humanity and the planet.
A thought-provoking presentation from Australian lawyer Paul White as he draws on his extensive experience in humanitarian crises around the world and asks, “Can civilians be better protected in conflict?”
From literally opposite sides of the world, join award-winning playwrights Stephen Orlov of Montreal and Samah Sabawi of Melbourne as they discuss the complexities, obstacles and creative process in editing this groundbreaking collection.
Indigenous Australians make up 27% of the national prison population – a statistic that has almost doubled from 14% at the time of the 1991 Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Almost 79% of Indigenous Australians in custody have been in prison before.
Join Australia’s leading contemporary Muslim voices in a discussion about multicultural Australia and how to be a positive voice for social change in 2016.
The Honourable Michael Kirby – jurist, academic and former Justice of the High Court of Australia, has warned that holding a plebiscite on same-sex marriage legislation would set a dangerous precedent in this country.
The Deputy Leader of the Opposition and Shadow Foreign Minister, the Honourable Tanya Plibersek will be delivering her principal 2016 Post-Budget Address at the Whitlam Institute at 11.00 am on Wednesday 18 May 2016.
For better or worse the Budget has evolved into a piece of political theatre that takes centre stage in May each year. Too often the importance of the Budget as the embodiment of a government’s philosophical framework and its policy settings as well as its practical impact on the lives of all Australians is lost amidst the endless speculation, spinning, twirling, machinations and intrigue.
The Whitlam Institute has invited the Hon Tanya Plibersek to offer the Opposition’s perspective on the substantive issues of policy in her response to the Government’s 2016 Budget. In the spirit of the occasion Ms Plibersek will be taking questions from the floor.
Light refreshments will follow the address.