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Talking about racism. Equality and Social Cohesion in Australia



This event is nearly full.
For availability and bookings please contact:
Ms Georgi Cahill

Free Public Forums Series 2012, hosted by the Centre for Public Policy

Presented by Dr Helen Szoke
Race Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission

Dr Helen Szoke was appointed as Australia’s full time Race Discrimination Commissioner on 5th September 2011 for a five year term.

Prior to this Helen was the Commissioner for the Victorian Equal Opportunity and Human Rights Commission between 2004-11. During her period in office Helen oversaw the introduction of the charter of human right and the Equal Opportunity Act 2010 (Vic). Helen was also co –chair of Play by the Rules, a unique partnership between the Australian Human Rights Commission, Australian Sports Commission and other agencies, that offered online advice, information and learning about combating discrimination, harassment and child abuse in the sport and recreation industry.

Dr Szoke has held positions in a range of public service and not for profit organisations. She is currently a board member of Multicultural Arts Victoria, a member of the advisory committee for the Centre for International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne, and patron of New Beginnings, a collaboration between Sudanese and non-Sudanese Australians to break cycles of conflict, and patron of the Australian Arabic Women’s Foundation.

Monday, 2 April 2012 | 5.30 - 7.30pm

Room G08, Ground Floor
Melbourne Law School (Building 106)
185 Pelham Street
The University of Melbourne

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Registration opens on Tuesday, 21 March 2012.

Contact Georgi Cahill in the Centre for Public Policy at or 8344 8550.

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