The Evatt Foundation, a non-profit community organisation dedicated to furthering the ideals of equality, social justice and human rights is hosting a seminar to discuss human rights, and in particular the need for an Australian Human Rights Charter directly in relation to the current National Consultation process. Speakers include:
The Hon. Penny Sharpe, a Vice President of the Evatt Foundation and a NSW MLC, who is also the Parliamentary Secretary for Transport and the Attorney-General's representative on the NSW Privacy Advisory Committee (chairperson).
Professor George Williams, Anthony Mason Professor of Law and Foundation Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, UNSW. His 22 books include A Charter of Rights for Australia and The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia.
The Hon. Ron Dyer, a Vice President of the Evatt Foundation and a former NSW MLC, Minister for Community Services and Juvenile Justice, and chair of the NSW Standing Committee on Law and Justice, which included chairing the inquiry into the New South Wales Bill of Rights that recommended a scrutiny of bills function in the parliament.
Time: 6:00 - 7pm
Date: Thursday 7th May, 2009
Venue: Jubilee Room, NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street Sydney
Cost: by donation
RSVP: 8090 1170 or email firstname.lastname@example.org