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    2024 Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture

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    Swinburne University of Technology and the National Centre for Reconciliation Practice are pleased to invite you to attend the 2024 Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture on Wednesday 29 May delivered by Mr Fred Chaney AO.

    Fred will be speaking on 'Reconciliation from one non-Aboriginal person's perspective'.

    Fred Chaney’s hard work in support of often marginalised people has never faltered. As founding co-chair of Reconciliation Australia and an early advocate for Aboriginal voting rights, Fred’s contribution includes establishing the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia and between 1978-80 sat as Federal Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

    For many years, Fred was Deputy President of the National Native Title Tribunal and, more recently, was Chair of Desert Knowledge Australia and chaired the Board of Central Desert Native Title services. He was instrumental in establishing the Graham (Polly) Farmer Foundation, which supports Indigenous young people to reach their potential.

    Fred’s long history of public service is rooted in his fierce commitment to social justice and a belief in the inherent equality of people. In all his leadership roles, Fred inspires others to work collaboratively, respectfully and ambitiously to overcome the barriers that inhibit people’s full economic and social participation in Australian society.

    Fred was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1997 and in 2014 was recognised by the Prime Minister as Senior Australian of the Year.

    Please join us in person for the 2024 Swinburne Annual Reconciliation Lecture.

    Event Details

    Date: Wednesday 29th May, 2024

    Location: Hawthorn Hotel, Level 1, 481 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn

    Time: 5.00pm Networking refreshments

    6.00pm Lecture commences

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