Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) National Forum: Howard's NT Plan and it's implications

Event date: 
20 Jul 2007 (All day)
Enquiries: 
visit ILC website or please call Denise Lester on 02 9385 9623 or email her at denise.lester@unsw.edu.au.

Indigenous Law Centre (ILC) National Forum: Howard's NT Plan and it's implications

This important National Forum originally planned to consider the legacy of 1967 will hear speakers also discuss the implications of Howard's NT Plan for indigenous rights and constitutional reform. The Australian Constitution, forty years on from the “watershed in Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations”, has been put to use in arguably the most wide-reaching and controversial manner to date in relation to Indigenous peoples.

 

Panel discussions and individual presentations will draw on the expertise of prominent non-Indigenous legal practitioners, researchers and political figures. Speakers include:

 

·         Mr Tom Calma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission

 

·         Ms Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia

 

·         The Hon Ian Viner QC, former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs

 

·         Professor Larissa Behrendt, Director Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney

 

·         Professor George Williams, Anthony Mason Professor and Director, Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law, University of NSW

 

·         Ms Megan Davis, Director, Indigenous Law Centre and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of NSW

 

·         Fr Frank Brennan, Professor of Law, Institute of Legal Studies, Australian Catholic University

 

HURRY, seats are filling fast!! To open this important forum to a wider audience, registrations are now $99.00 ($49.50 discount registrations for students and unwaged) For further information on registration, visit ILCwebsite or please call Denise Lester on 02 9385 9623 or email her at denise.lester@unsw.edu.au.