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Human Rights + Technology: A Community Consultation with AHRC
Mar
20
6:00 PM18:00

Human Rights + Technology: A Community Consultation with AHRC

The Whitlam Institute will host a community consultation on Human Rights and Technology as part of a major review by the Australian Human Rights Commission. You're invited to share your thoughts at Western Sydney's Human Rights and Technology consultation. 

Featuring Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith, this event is a must for anyone who is interested in this world-changing issue.

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Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Women, Peace and Security: In Conversation with NATO's Special Representative

  • Members Dining Room, Museum of Australian Democracy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Whitlam Institute is delighted to bring together a remarkable group of experts, including NATO's Special Representative Ms. Clare Hutchinson, for an ‘In Conversation’ event about Women, Peace and Security, to consider how the landscape has evolved over the last two decades, how Australia is faring in the global context, and what’s next for WPS.

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The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney
Nov
26
7:00 PM19:00

The Scribe: Screening and Q&A with Ruth Cullen, the Hon. John Faulkner and Michael Cooney

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.

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Border Politics: Screening and Q&A with Julian Burnside AO QC, filmmaker Judy Rymer and former refugee Hayat Akbari
Nov
19
6:30 PM18:30

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.

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Run For Your Life: Former NSW Premier and Foreign Minister Bob Carr in conversation with Whitlam Institute Chair the Hon. John Faulkner
Sep
5
6:00 PM18:00

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.

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Radicals in Australian Social Work:  Stories of Activism public discussion + Book launch
Mar
10
2:00 PM14:00

Radicals in Australian Social Work: Stories of Activism public discussion + Book launch

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. 

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Taking ‘a rightful place in our own country’: Indigenous self-determination and the Australian People
Feb
21
9:00 AM09:00

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. 

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2016 Post Budget Address from the Hon Tanya Plibersek
May
19
1:00 AM01:00

2016 Post Budget Address from the Hon Tanya Plibersek

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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.

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