The 2014 Fraser Lecture - Professor Gillian Triggs: An Unprecedented Expansion of Executive Power

The Fraser Lecture is an annual public lecture hosted by the federal member for Fraser, Andrew Leigh MP, to facilitate public discussion and debate on matters of national significance.

The Fraser Lecture invites high-profile Australians to deliver a 30 minute lecture, followed by questions and answers. Former presenters have included Tim Costello, Kevin Rudd, Julia Gillard, Sharan Burrow and Anne Summers.  

Gillian_photo.jpg

In 2014, President of the Human Rights Commission Professor Gillian Triggs will be delivering the annual lecture.

Professor Triggs will discuss the recent, unprecedented expansion of executive power, touching on legal responses to terrorism, asylum seekers and section 18c of Race Discrimination Act.

Professor Triggs has had a broad and fascinating career in international law and human rights, issues that are very much at the forefront of public debate.    

Professor Gillian Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and worked with governments and international organisations on disputed continental shelf and other territorial claims, World Trade Organisation law and human rights. Her focus at the Commission is on the implementation in Australian law of the human rights treaties to which Australia is a party, and to work with nations in the Asia Pacific region on practical approaches to human rights.

Professor Triggs’ long-standing commitment to legal education builds upon the Commission’s efforts to inform Australians, especially children, about their fundamental human rights. Professor Triggs will speak for thirty minutes and take questions from the audience for the rest of the event.

More information about Professor Triggs can be found here.

WHEN
November 17, 2014 at 6:30pm - 8pm
WHERE
Copland Theatre (Kingsley Street)
Canberra, ACT
Australia
Google map and directions
CONTACT
Jacob White · · (02) 6247 4396

Will you come?


Showing 299 reactions

Please check your e-mail for a link to activate your account.
  • Sophia Doremi
    rsvped 2014-11-02 05:30:11 +1100
  • Alice Rose
    rsvped 2014-11-02 05:30:11 +1100
  • william browne
    rsvped 2014-11-02 01:00:51 +1100
  • Catherine Mpofu
    rsvped +2 2014-11-01 23:12:25 +1100
  • Hayden Shaw
    rsvped +1 2014-11-01 18:05:07 +1100
  • Shelley He
    rsvped 2014-11-01 17:07:10 +1100
  • Louisa Hermitage
    rsvped 2014-11-01 15:17:24 +1100
  • Connor Drum
    rsvped 2014-11-01 11:08:48 +1100
  • Stephen Reeves
    rsvped 2014-11-01 11:07:07 +1100
  • Tess Klu
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:28 +1100
  • Andaleeb Akhand
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Stephanie Kim
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Thomas McMahon
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Erika Alacs
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Rocco Weglarz
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Esther Khoo
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:27 +1100
  • Aman Dhingra
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:26 +1100
  • Bede Foundling
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:26 +1100
  • Monica Dalton
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:26 +1100
  • Nellie Paynter
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:26 +1100
  • Soph Yates
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:26 +1100
  • Sharon Giardina
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:25 +1100
  • Joshua Gani
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:25 +1100
  • Syed Faisal Aljunied
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:25 +1100
  • Khawaja Ali John Almas
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:25 +1100
  • Maddi Easterbrook
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:25 +1100
  • Caitlin Rodgers
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:24 +1100
  • Lyn Dong
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:24 +1100
  • Joseph Walker
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:23 +1100
  • Karina Curry-Hyde
    rsvped 2014-11-01 05:32:23 +1100

Stay in touch

Subscribe to our monthly newsletter

Search



8/1 Torrens Street, Braddon ACT 2612 | 02 6247 4396 | Andrew.Leigh.MP@aph.gov.au