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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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Race Discrimination - Whitlam's Law and Australia Today
Aug.
6
6:00 pm18:00

Race Discrimination - Whitlam's Law and Australia Today

  • The Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University (map)
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Tim Soutphommasane will deliver his final speech as Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Whitlam Institute, looking 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. Tim’s 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.

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Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders
Apr.
26
to 27 Jul.

Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders

  • The Whitlam Institute, Margaret Whitlam Galleries (map)
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Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders explores the stories of a selection of NSW women who were leaders and trailblazers in public sector work, alongside the perspectives of women working in key public sphere roles today.

Melding past and present, this unique exhibition asks provocative questions about women, the public sphere and leadership. Blaze: Working Women, Public Leaders is a new exhibition curated and produced by State Archives and Records NSW, presented at the Whitlam Institute within Western Sydney University from 26 April to 27 July 2018.

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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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