The 2012 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture "Her Rights At Work? The Political Persecution of Australiaâs First Female Prime Minister" was presented by Anne Summers AO on Friday 31 August 2012 in the Griffith Duncan Theatre at the Callaghan Campus of the University of Newcastle. An audience of over 600 University staff, students and community members heard a powerful exposition regarding the persecution of Australia's first female Prime Minister by politicians and other elements in Australian society.
The 2011 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture "Politics and Refugees: Power without Principles" was presented by Julian Burnside AO QC on Wednesday 2 November 2011 in the Griffith Duncan Theatre at the Callaghan Campus of the University of Newcastle. An audience of over 550 University staff, students and community members were invited to reflect upon social justice issues relating to refugee and asylum seeker groups in Australia and around the globe.
- "A Personal Journey" - Rick Farley
- "Walking an ethical faultline: Where is Australia headed?" - Professor Lowitja O'Donoghue
- "Poor me: In a world of individuals have we lost the hope for the 'great society' and a healthy planet?" - Rev Nic Frances
- "Closing the space between us...:the rights of Aboriginal children" - Jeff McMullen, AM
- Audio of 2010 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture
- "The Great Australian Brain Robbery: The Hijacking of the Australian Conscience" - The Hon Justice Marcus Einfeld
- "Walking away from Omelas: What price a just society?" - Moira Rayner
- "Intolerance, Terrorism and Fear, the Legacy of 11 September and the Threat to our Values, Rights and Liberties" - Richard Woolcott, AC
- Transcript of 2010 Human Rights and Social Justice Lecture