News from the Australian Human Rights Commission
President of the Australian Human Rights Commission to leave in July 2012
The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission Catherine Branson QC is expected to leave the position of Commission President at the end of July 2012.
President Branson’s departure is to enable her to spend more time with her family. Ms Branson commenced her five-year term as President on 14 October 2008. She also commenced as Human Rights Commissioner on 12 July 2009.
New year sees anti-racism partnership gear up
The National Anti-Racism Partnership Strategy (NARPS) is set to publicly release a discussion paper in the coming weeks.
Led by Race Discrimination Commissioner Dr Helen Szoke, NARPS has met on several occasions over the last year including the first formal public consultation held in November and an Experts Briefing in December.
Commissioner Szoke has also been undertaking a series of informal stakeholder meetings around Australia while the Secretariat is currently undertaking a range of scoping and consultative exercises in order to prepare the discussion paper for public release
Free double passes to lecture by American playwright Eve Ensler
The Australian Human Rights Centre has two free passes to give to Eve Ensler's lecture, Until the Violence Stops at the Sydney Theatre at Walsh Bay this Sunday, 12 February.
Famous for the Vagina Monologues and author of I am an Emotional Creature: The Secret Life of Girls Around the World, Eve Ensler will be delivering the lecture fresh from visiting the Democratic Republic of the Congo where she has been conducting a major project with women and girls.
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Until the Violence Stops begins at 6pm.
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