Fundraising Auction 2014

It's that time of year again when we and our friends at Justice Connect gather an eclectic collection of goods, services and experiences for our Fundraising Auctions. The auctions conclude at the Annual Human Rights Dinners that we host with Justice Connect - this year in Melbourne on 13 June and in Sydney on 20 June.

Even people who are not attending the dinners can place bids on most of the items, so if you fancy any, get in quick with an early bid by emailing tom.clarke@hrlc.org.au citing the item and the amount of your bid.

All proceeds from the dinners and auctions are split evenly between HRLC and Justice Connect.

AUCTION ITEMS AT SYDNEY EVENT - This Friday 20 June:

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Misogny_speech

Signed copy of Julia Gillard's 'misogyny speech'

Former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will sign a copy of her famed 'misogyny speech' in which she said "I will not be lectured on sexism and misogyny by this man" of the then Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott. Ms Gillard's signing will be personalised for the winning bidder.

(We have received an early bid of $1,200. Do we hear $1,300...)

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Sievers_Lab

Wolfgang Sievers print - Plessey Research Laboratory, Melbourne, 1969 (Framed. Valued at $5,000)

Wolfgang Sievers is considered as one of the great Australian photographers along side the likes of Max Dupain and Athol Shmith with his iconic images of manufacturing processes, buildings, mines, landscapes and archaeological exhibits.

When Sievers passed away, he entrusted Julian Burnside with his remaining prints to use to raise money for human rights causes in Australia. We are extremely grateful and excited to be offering three limited prints as part of this auction. Watch Julian Burnside here talking about Wolfgang Sievers.

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Sievers_Glass

Wolfgang Sievers print - Cullet on glass, 1981 (Framed. Valued at $5,000) 

Although, not a household name, despite the familiarity of his iconic images of manufacturing processes, buildings, mines, landscapes and archaeological exhibits, Wolfgang Sievers is considered as one of the great Australian photographers along side the likes of Max Dupain and Athol Shmith. When Sievers passed away, he entrusted Julian Burnside with his remaining prints to use to raise money for human rights causes in Australia. We are extremely grateful and excited to be offering three limited prints as part of this auction.

Milne
Milne

Lunch with Christine Milne

The winning bidder and four friends (five spots in total) will join the leader of The Australian Greens, Senator Christine Milne, for a boardroom lunch at a leading Sydney law firm. The HRLC’s Hugh de Kretser and Justice Connect’s Fiona McLeay will also be in attendance along with a host from the firm.

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AdamGoodes

Signed Adams Goodes print

This limited edition print (8/100) by artist, Naomi Le Get from the www.theartofthegame.com.au, will be signed and personally dedicated to you by footy legend and Australian of the Year, Adam Goodes.

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GraemeInnes

Dinner with Graeme Innes

Outgoing Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Graeme Innes, has also served as Australia's Human Rights Commissioner for three and a half years and as Race Discrimination Commissioner for two years. Graeme is a Lawyer, Mediator and Company Director. He has been a Human Rights Practitioner for 30 years in NSW, WA and nationally and has contributed to the success of a number of significant human rights initiatives.

The winning bidder and 7 of their guests will join Graeme for a fully catered dinner at Gilbert and Tobin lawyer. Human Rights Law Centre's Hugh de Kretser or Fiona McLeay of Justice Connect will also attend.

BatesmanBay
BatesmanBay

Weekend in a luxury Beach House right on the beach at beautiful Bateman's Bay

This modern, luxurious 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom house is spectacularly located on Long Beach at beautiful Bateman's Bay on NSW's south coast. Modern fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, BBQ and a media room with a 50" plasma TV and surround sound system. A/C, ceiling fans, lock up garage. Linen and towels included. BYO beach towels. Directly across from the beach. 2 night booking to be arranged with the winning bidder subject to availability.

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UNdeclaration

Universal Declaration of Human Rights signed and personalised by Hina Jilani

Our keynote speaker at the dinner, Hina Jilani, founded Pakistan’s first all-women law firm, its first legal aid centre and its national Human Rights Commission. She was awarded the Millennium Peace Prize for Women in 2001 and was the UN’s Special Representative on Human Rights Defenders between 2000-2008. Last year Ms Jilani was elected to join the International Commission of Jurists and she is also a member of the group of respected global leaders known as The Elders. (You can hear a recent interview with Hina Jilani here.)

Ms Jilani will sign and personalise this framed copy of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights for the winning bidder.

Lorne
Lorne

One Week in Lorne holiday house on Victoria’s spectacular Great Ocean Road

Experience the best Victoria has to offer with this beautiful three bedroom house at Lorne on Victoria’s Great Ocean Road. Less than two hours drive from Melbourne, this modern home features a cosy living area with wood fire, spacious entertaining deck with BBQ, modern kitchen, separate laundry and two bathrooms (two double beds and a total of four single beds) north-east facing to capture the sun. All only 5 minutes walk from Lorne’s great shopping and restaurants. This item has been generously donated by former HRLC Chair, Ros Grady. Booking to be arranged with the winning bidder but excludes the time between Christmas and 31 January.

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timwilson

Lunch with Tim Wilson

Join Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, with 5 guests of your choice, for a boardroom lunch at a leading law firm in Sydney. The HRLC’s Hugh de Kretser and Justice Connect’s Fiona McLeay will also be in attendance along with a host from the firm.

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julianmorrow

Pub meal with Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel

Join Julian Morrow and Craig Reucassel of ‘The Chaser’ fame for a pub meal. Details to be confirmed.

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photographyvoucher_baby

Baby photo-shoot with Naomi Hamilton Photography

Professional baby photographs taken by Sydney’s favourite family photographer, Naomi Hamilton. Valued at $220

(Kids photo-shoot will also be available on the night.)

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photographyvoucher_family

Family photo-shoot with Naomi Hamilton Photography

Professional family photographs taken by Sydney’s favourite family photographer, Naomi Hamilton. Valued at $320.

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meditation

Meditation course at Rigpa Sydney

Rigpa Australia, a Tibetan Buddhist organisation, conducts courses in meditation and Buddhist studies throughout the year in most capital cities, Newcastle and online. You can choose between the upcoming 2014 Sydney courses: Introduction to Meditation: Peace, Mindfulness and Awareness valued at $120, or the Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Understanding of Death and Dying valued at $150, both of which include essential guidance on meditation. Alternatively you can choose one of the courses at our Newcastle centre or a course in 2015, such as What meditation really is, or Meditation for Busy People. Go to www.rigpa.org.au and click on the Sydney or Newcastle centres for information about other available courses. Courses generally range in value from $100 to $150, more for longer courses.

MELBOURNE AUCTION ITEMS - Auction now closed.

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Misogny_speech

Signed copy of Julia Gillard's 'misogyny speech'

Former Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, will sign a copy of her famed 'misogyny speech' in which she said "I will not be lectured on sexism and misogyny by this man" of the then Leader of the Opposition, Tony Abbott. Ms Gillard's signing will be personalised for the winning bidder.

TedBailliue
TedBailliue

Boardroom dinner with Ted Baillieu

Join former Premier of Victoria (2010-2013) and sitting MP for the State seat of Hawthorn,The Hon Ted Baillieu, with seven of your friends for a boardroom dinner at leading law firm Allens in Melbourne. The HRLC's Hugh de Kretser and Justice Connect's Fiona McLeay will also be in attendance along with a host from Allens.

SteveBracks
SteveBracks

Boardroom dinner with Steve Bracks

Join former Premier of Victoria (1999-2007), The Hon Steve Bracks, with seven of your friends for a boardroom dinner at leading law firm Allens in Melbourne. The HRLC's Hugh de Kretser and Justice Connect's Fiona McLeay will also be in attendance along with a host from Allens.

Dinner with Michael Kirby

Serving as a judge at the High Court of Australia from 1996 to 2009, the iconic Michael Kirby AC played a pivotal role in the development of Australian law and is an eloquent and powerful orator. Join Michael Kirby in Melbourne for an intimate dinner and insightful and inspiring conversation.

More details to come.

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Sievers_Paper

Wolfgang Sievers print - Associated Pulp and Paper Mills, Burnie, Tasmania, 1956 (Framed. Valued at $5,000)

Although, not a household name, despite the familiarity of his iconic images of manufacturing processes, buildings, mines, landscapes and archaeological exhibits, Wolfgang Sievers is considered as one of the great Australian photographers along side the likes of Max Dupain and Athol Shmith. When Sievers passed away, he entrusted Julian Burnside with his remaining prints to use to raise money for human rights causes in Australia. We are extremely grateful and excited to be offering three limited prints as part of this auction.

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RehganDeMather

Rehgan De Mather - painting titled "C"

2013 RAW Melbourne Visual Artist of the Year, Rehgan De Mather, has quickly established himself as a young artist to watch. His paintings 'replicate the traces of industry, and the cryptograms of graffiti, on walls of contemporary spaces, they flash with comic book exclamations, bleed with paint scrawled behind alleyways, and are seared by an essence of New York grit' and have sold for over $10,000. This piece, titled "C" is valued at $2,200 and is a study for a portrait of his mentor, and Australian sculptor, Clive Murray White.

timwilson
timwilson

Lunch with Tim Wilson

Join Human Rights Commissioner, Tim Wilson, with 5 guests of your choice, for a boardroom lunch at a leading law firm. There are two lunches up for grabs - one in Melbourne and one in Sydney. (The Melbourne lunch will be auctioned at our Melbourne event and the Sydney lunch auctioned at our Sydney event.)

LyntonTapp
LyntonTapp

'Lynton Tapp Experience personalised dinner party'

For 6 people with the dinner party hosted in the winner's home. Invite your favourite people to a dinner party cooked entirely by MasterChef Runner Up 2013 Lynton Tapp just for you and your guests. Lynton works with the party host on building a menu with matching wines. Carefully selected food, wine and beverages provided. Lynton comes to your home and runs the entire dinner party. All your favourite people together in the comfort of your home, no clean up, just fun and an experience to remember for a lifetime. All you have to do is eat, drink and be merry!

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oakridge

Oakridge Food & Wine Masterclass for 6

Lunch for 6 with wine and a wine tasting masterclass at award winning Oakridge wines, Yarra Valley. Valued over $1100. Date to be arranged with the winning bidder.

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HenryV

Bell Shakespeare's Henry V

2 tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s opening night of Henry V including 2 tickets to the opening night performance after party. 7.30pm 2 July 2014, Fairfax Studio, Arts Centre Melbourne

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thedream

Bell Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream

2 tickets to Bell Shakespeare’s opening night of Midsummer Night’s Dream including 2 tickets to the opening night performance after party. 7.30pm 19 September 2014, Playhouse, Arts Centre Melbourne

Ride on Porsche

The Baby Porsche Carrera made in Germany. For the toddler that really has it all!

MFB ‘Night on Shift’ Fire-fighter Experience

This Fire-fighter experience involves an evening at the MFB headquarters in East Melbourne where you will participate in a variety of station activities including: Muster with the crew at Melbourne’s largest fire station at the start of their night shift at 6pm; Checking the equipment before any fire calls; Getting measured for personal protection clothing; Enjoying a meal with your new shift buddies; Touring the city in an operational fire truck; Participating in any training drills or lectures; Respond to Fire Calls with the crew in the truck. (Prize valid for six months. For Adults.)

MFB ‘Junior Fire Chief for a Day’ (For kids)

As part of this experience, one of the MFB firefighters will personally escort one lucky kid at the ‘Junior Fire Chief for a Day’ experience held on Fridays at Eastern Hill fire station, East Melbourne. This involves being fitted out in a mini firefighter uniform, a chance to take part in the fire safety displays, learning how to use the fire hose and getting some hands-on firefighting experience. After the fire safety display, there will be a tour of firefighters’ living areas and our Fire Services Museum, followed by lunch with the crew and the presentation of an honorary Junior Fire Chief certificate. (Prize valid for six months.)

Rockwiz Gift Pack

This pack contains the ‘With a little help from our friends - Rockwiz Duets CD Volume IV', the ‘Christmas Album’ on vinyl and Rockwiz key-rings and stubby holders. Also contains a bonus copy of the ABC documentary 'Utopia Girls - How woman got the vote' on DVD.

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hawks

Signed Hawthorn AFL guernsey

Hawthorn Football Club AFL Home Guernsey (size M, Number #) signed by all members of the current players list reigning Premiers! (Donated by lawyer and former AFL Hawthorn Premiership footballer, Herbert Smith Freehills Partner, Richard Loveridge.)

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holidayhouse_copperbeach

2 nights in 5 bedroom beach resort

Spend 2 nights in the luxurious Copper Beach Lodge, St Andrews (near Rye Ocean Beach), Victoria. This architect designed 5 bedroom resort style beach house on the Peninsula sleeps 10. Accommodation may be redeemed for use, subject to availability between 30 June 2014 - 31 May 2015 – excluding the period between 1 December 2014 and 31 January 2015.

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surfing

Signed copy of Richard Loveridge's Surfing Victoria book

“Surfing Victoria The Ultimate Guide” by Richard Loveridge - The definitive guide to some of Victoria's best surf beaches. For 25 years Richard has pursued quality waves and the power, consistency and variety of Victoria's best enthrals him most. Signed by the author, a Melbourne lawyer, the author is also well-known as a former AFL football star with Hawthorn. 2 copies available - so top two bidders will get one each.

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art_frank

Original artwork by Melbourne-based Doc Wright

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art_frank2

Original artwork by Melbourne-based Doc Wright.

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haigs

Haigh's Chocolate Hamper

Get into this delicious collection of fine chocolates and sweets from Haigh's valued at $150.

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ned_kelly2

Limited edition Marian Rennie print

Marian Rennie’s interpretations of Australian life have a deep sensuality and the controlled vibrancy of her colours give her paintings incredible power. Take this opportunity to own a framed limited edition print of her piece 'The Trial'.

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Ned_Kelly1

Limited edition Marian Rennie print

Marian Rennie’s interpretations of Australian life have a deep sensuality and the controlled vibrancy of her colours give her paintings incredible power. Take this opportunity to own a framed limited edition print of her piece 'Moving on'.

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Anglesea_house

Anglesea beach house

Family beach house, north facing, bush garden, set on the high side of the Anglesea hill (Craigdarroch Avenue), carpeted, fenced yard, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, BBQ, dishwasher, washing machine, overhead fan, gas and electric heating big screen TV and DVD player, CD player, sleeps 6. Walk to Anglesea Surf Beach and Lifesaving Club. Available by arrangement with the owner prior to 31 May 2015 - Sunday to Saturday (6 night/7 day stay) - excludes January 2015. (This private holiday house is not usually available for rent - it's been kindly donated by a staff member.) Only guests at the Melbourne event can bid on this item.

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Miff2014

Melbourne International Film Festival

MIFF is a fantastic experience for all film lovers, but it’s the members who get the real red carpet treatment, enjoying generous ticket discounts and priority queuing and access to Festival screenings. MIFF membership includes a range of befits including discounted festival tickets and eMini passes, priority queueing at festival venues, festival ticket pre-sale two days prior to general public, access to Member preview screenings year round and much more.

olives
olives

6 bottles of award winning Mornington Peninsula Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Leontyna olive oil is recognised by the Australian Olive Oil association as one of Australia’s finest boutique olive oils, winning numerous gold, silver and bronze awards. Lovingly grown at Paringa Ridge in Red Hill, this premium, extra virgin olive oil is both fresh and flavoursome. Pick up this gift pack containing 3 x 1 litre bottles of the Black Label; and 3 x 1 litre bottles of the Cream Label. Click here for more information.

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yoga

Yoga at Pilates on Bourke (Melbourne)

One month unlimited Yoga classes. Small class sizes, individual attention with all levels catered for. Valued at $99. Click here for more info about Pilates on Bourke.

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pilates

Pilates at Pilates on Bourke (Melbourne)

Pilates Starter Pack. Includes Initial Consultation and 2 semiprivate sessions. Also receive 2 complimentary Yoga classes. Valued at $140. Click here for more info about Pilates on Bourke.

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sheep

Family Farm Day

Meet the animals at Rosebank, a 160 year old sheep farm near Ballarat, Central Victoria. 1.5 hours from Melbourne CBD by train or car, we’ll serve you homemade scones on arrival, then tour the paddocks and get close to animals. Depending on the time of year you might see or have a hand in shearing a sheep, feeding the lambs or cattle. After a barbecue lunch you can either do a local bike ride, visit the township of Learmonth and Café 321 for locally made cider, visit Sovereign Hill (we’ll shout you entry) or the Art Gallery of Ballarat (with a guided tour of the collection). Day visit ends 5 pm. Day visit for a family or group of up to five people - by arrangement with the owners any time before 31 May 2015.

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schooloflife

The School of Life classes

10 passes to classes at The School of Life Melbourne valued at $650. The School is devoted to developing emotional intelligence through the help of culture. It addresses such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one's past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand and, where necessary change, the world.

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bootcamp

Boot Camp (Melbourne)

$200 voucher with personal trainer Jack Mclean for boot camps sessions featuring boxing, pilates, cardio and strength work outs. Winner also receives a sampler pack of Jack's Activeats health snacks.

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GordonWeissBook

Signed copy of Gordon Weiss's The Cage

The Cage is journalist and former United Nations official, Gordon Weiss's account of the final and horrific stages of the Sri Lankan Civil War. (Gordon spoke at a HRLC event about Sri Lankan war crimes last year.)

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julieSzego_book

Signed copy of Julie Szego's The Tainted Trial of Farah Jama

Gitmo t-shirt signed by Dan Mori

The shirt is a never-worn, official US Marine Corps T-shirt of the Marine Corps Security Forces that man the fence line separating Naval Base Guantanamo Bay from Communist Cuba. The shirt is signed by Dan Mori. Mori was the military lawyer for Australian Guantanamo Bay detainee David Hicks. These shirts aren’t generally available to the public.

We also have the following items:

  • Tour for six with Cocktails and Canapes of leading law firm Allens' exclusive art collection
  • Cutler & Co @ Home package
  • Selection of One Block wine (by Cumulus Inc.)
  • Signed Ricky Ponting cricket bat with letter of authenticity
  • Charcoal Lane voucher - Three course dinner for two people with a bottle of wine
  • Sydney Heritage Fleet - 2 tickets sailing on the James Craig
  • Espressohead hamper - six Kilos of coffee and the great leveller coffee tamper x 2
  • Ten minutes by tractor restaurant voucher valued at $250
  • 2 Reserve tickets to 'The King and I' at the Regent Theatre
  • Eco Down Under four piece Sheet Set
  • Human Rights Dinner Hamper - Skydive 'the Beach and Beyond' voucher, Coco Bird earrings, Messina gelato voucher, Barre Body voucher and more 1 of 5
  • Campari House event tickets
  • Madman Entertainment DVD pack
  • Cumulus Inc. signed cook book
  • Movida signed cookbook
  • Signed Jennifer Saunders book ‘Bonkers’
  • Signed Elliot Perlman book
  • Signed Richard Beasley book
  • Shibui hair voucher x 2
  • The Fruit Box voucher x 2
  • Movida restaurant Voucher
  • Wilkins and Kent goodie bag
  • Framed original watercolour cartoon by Melbourne illustrator Oslo Davis (Valued at $350)
  • Mounted and framed handkerchief designed and printed by Melbourne illustrator Oslo Davis (Valued at $300)

The Human Rights Law Centre and Justice Connect acknowledge the generous support of all of the individuals and businesses that kindly donated the above items. We are also very grateful to have Will Fowles from Food & Wine Co as our auctioneer.

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