On Tuesday 30 April Julian Burnside will be joined by independent speaker Gillian Triggs and former Greens Senator Scott Ludlam for an evening of conversation about the current state of human rights in Australia and around the globe.
Julian, Gillian and Scott will be speaking about the different approaches each has taken to try and improve human rights in this country, what's been most effective in creating change, and what still needs to be done.
With the election now less than one month away the discussion will also focus on the detrimental impact of climate change on people seeking asylum, and why climate change is the number one issue to be addressed this election. Right now, as our current political leaders continually fail in their meagre attempts to address the global climate crisis, record numbers of people continue to be forcefully displaced from their homes. It is our responsibility to be part of the discussion on how to better protect and support people who are forced to leave their homes due to rising sea-levels, extreme weather events and drought, and what legal frameworks, policies and political processes need to be put into place to do this.
Join us to hear from four unique perspectives on the issues of climate change, human and its implications for human rights.
Tickets to this event are likely to sell quickly, so register today to avoid missing out.
A note on accessibility: Emulation Hall is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions on accessibility get in touch for more information beforehand and we can ensure we take the necessary steps for you to be able to attend.
We acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the Traditional Owners of the land this event takes place on, that sovereignty was never ceded and pay our respects to Elders past, present and emerging.