Constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples - a panel discussion

In the year 2000, over half a million Australians marched in support of Indigenous Australians and reconciliation. In 2008, Federal Parliament issued a National Apology to Australia’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples people. Since then ‘Closing the Gap’ has been a continued focus of Australians across the country in a bid to reduce discrimination and disadvantage, but much remains to be done.

Now with bipartisan government support for constitutional recognition of Australia’s first peoples, DLA Piper and the Human Rights Law Centre invite you to attend a free lunchtime panel discussion which explores the options for Constitutional recognition, the history of the movement, what it means and why it's important.

The panel will comprise:

  • Bill Armstrong AO – Co-chair of Indigenous Community Volunteers
  • Dr Kerry Arabena – Chair for Indigenous Health and Professor and Director, Onemda VicHealth Koori Health Unit
  • Ben Schokman – Director of International Advocacy at the HRLC, and Chair of the LIV Human Rights Committee.

We look forward to seeing you there.

1:00 – 2:00 pm, Wednesday 16 October 2013      
DLA Piper, Level 21, 140 William Street, Melbourne
A light lunch will be provided.

Please RSVP to events@hrlc.org.au by COB Monday 14th October