Human Rights Commissioner to deliver public lecture on Notre Dame’s Broome Campus


15 May 2015

Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner and public policy analyst, Tim Wilson, will deliver a free public lecture as part of the Nulungu Talking Heads Seminar Series at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus on Thursday 21 May 2015.

Mr Wilson will speak on the topic ‘From securing Native Title to exercising property rights’, reflecting a priority of his term as Human Rights Commissioner to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to ensure that the legal, regulatory and business environments give Native Title holders the equal capacity and flexibility to exercise their property rights.

He will speak about this process in an effort to ensure consenting Native Title holders can exercise their property rights and not compromise the protection of the inherent legal rights of Indigenous Australians.

“The topic of Tim Wilson’s lecture is especially significant to us at The University of Notre Dame Australia’s Broome Campus given our ongoing commitment to reconciliation and improving the lives of the country’s Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples through self-fulfillment opportunities and the Nulungu Research Institute,” Bruce Gorring, Research Coordinator in the Nulungu Research Institute, said.

Appointed as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner in 2014, Mr Wilson was also a former policy director at the Institute of Public Affairs, the world’s oldest free market think-tank, and has been recognised as one of Australia’s best young leaders.

Event Details

Date: Thursday 21 May 2015
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: Multi-Purpose Hall, The University of Notre Dame Australia
88 Guy Street, Broome WA

RSVP: Please contact Shulyn Hunter, Nulungu Administrative Officer, on +61 8 9192 0670 or email shulyn.hunter@nd.edu.au

MEDIA CONTACT
Leigh Dawson: Tel (08) 9433 0569; Mob 0405 441 093; leigh.dawson@nd.edu.au