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Pre-Conference series

Aerial of Shark Bay / Zuytdorp cliffs, Denham, Western Australia

In the lead up to the InASA December 2016 conference, key thinkers, creative writers, artists and community leaders will address the theme of ‘Re-Imagining Australia”. These events will be open to the public.

Previous events

Public lecture and research network launch with the Honourable Michael Kirby, 26 August 2016

Tim Winton Lecture Theatre, Curtin University

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG visited Curtin University on 26 August 2016 to deliver a public lecture to a packed Tim Winton Lecture Theatre on confronting homophobia in his new role as Patron of the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE). Professor Baden Offord, Director of CHRE, welcomed Mr Kirby as the new Patron, adding he was the ideal figurehead given his extensive background and passion for human rights for all people.

During his visit, Mr Kirby also launched the new Curtin LGBTIQ Collaborative Research Network.

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Inaugural Annual Curtin University Human Rights Lecture Presented By Professor Gillian Triggs, 12 May 2016

Elizabeth Jolly Lecture Theatre, Curtin University

The Inaugural Annual Curtin University Human Rights Lecture is an important new initiative of the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE). In 2016 Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission presented this public lecture.

Professor Triggs examined the current state of play of human rights in Australia. Australia enjoys limited constitutional or legislative protections of fundamental rights and freedoms, instead adopting a multi-faceted approach to human rights protection. In this state of play, education has a key role to play in a reimagining of an Australia where human rights are fully realised and enjoyed by all. It is an indispensable means of realising other human rights.

Professor Triggs discussed the power of education in this reimagining. She explored the approaches to human rights education taken by the Australian Human Rights Commission, including its work linked to the national school curriculum, in its public campaigns and in its work with the business sector.

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Curtin Critical Disability Studies Network Launch and Public Lecture, 29 February 2016

Building 500, Curtin University

Curtin University cordially invites you to the launch of the Curtin Critical Disability Studies Network, an exciting new joint initiative of the Centre for Human Rights Education (CHRE) and the School of Media, Culture and Creative Arts.

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Human Rights Day, 10 December 2015

State Library of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre

In recognition of over 30 years of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984, the Equal Opportunity Commission and Curtin University Centre for Human Rights Education invite you to the 2015 Human Rights Day event Re-imagining Australia: Encounter, Recognition, Responsibility.
Join a Q&A chaired by author and award winning journalist Victoria Laurie and with panellists:

  • Allan Macdonald, Acting WA Equal Opportunity Commissioner
  • Rabia Siddique, International humanitarian and hostage survivor
  • Professor Suvendrini Perera, Cultural Studies, Curtin University
  • Samantha Connor, Writer and disability advocate
  • Professor Baden Offord, Director of the Centre for Human Rights Education, Curtin University
  • Stephen Goodall, Community Education Officer, Equal Opportunity Commission

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