Indigenous Peoples’ Rights in Australia?

A conversation with Tom Calma AO and Ron Merkel QC 

Join us for a broad discussion ranging from the over-imprisonment of Indigenous peoples; the need for recognition of Indigenous peoples in Australia’s Constitution; changes since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody; tackling racial discrimination; the pressing public health challenges facing Indigenous communities; and what it’s like to have advocated on these issues over the past thirty years.

Date: Tuesday 18 November 2014
Time: 5:30 - 6:30pm
Where: Allens, Level 37, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne
Cost: $25 full | $15 Concession
Light refreshments provided.

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Tom Calma is a prominent Indigenous rights leader and the former Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner and Race Discrimination Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Ron Merkel is a leading Australian human rights barrister and former Federal Court Judge who has successfully run a number of important Indigenous rights court cases.

The HRLC’s Senior Lawyer Ruth Barson who leads our Indigenous Rights work will facilitate the conversation.