The implications of the Federal government's intervention in Northern Territory Indigenous communities will be examined at a national forum this week organised by UNSW's Indigenous Law Centre.
The speakers will discuss the Prime Minister's response to the Little Children are Sacred report in the context of changes to Indigenous rights following the 1967 Referendum.
To be held on Friday 20 July, the conference will include panel discussions and individual presentations drawing on the expertise of prominent legal practitioners, researchers and political figures. Speakers include:
â€¢ Ms Olga Havnen, Board member, Australian Council of Social Services
â€¢ Mr Tom Calma, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission
â€¢ Ms Jackie Huggins, Co-Chair, Reconciliation Australia
â€¢ The Hon Ian Viner QC, former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs
â€¢ Professor Larissa Behrendt, Director Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology, Sydney
â€¢ Professor George Williams, Anthony Mason Professor and Director, Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law, University of NSW
â€¢ Professor Chris Cunneen, NewSouth Global Professor, Faculty of Law, University of NSW
â€¢ Ms Megan Davis, Director, Indigenous Law Centre and Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, University of NSW
â€¢ Fr Frank Brennan, Professor of Law, Institute of Legal Studies, Australian Catholic University