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Free + Equal Human Rights Conference 2024

Join leaders, experts and advocates from across Australia for a historic national forum that will pave the way for a much-needed overhaul of Australia’s human rights framework, including the introduction of an Australian Human Rights Act.


The conference includes 12 engaging sessions and events over two days featuring a diverse line-up of more than 50 eminent experts, thought leaders, social justice advocates and community heroes.   


Thu 6 June, 5pm – 8:30pm | Fri 7 June, 8:30am – 5:30pm, 2024

Hyatt Regency, Sydney

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Conference program

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Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this landmark event to improve how people in Australia experience justice, equity, compassion and respect. 

You'll help activate the introduction of an Australian Human Rights Act + learn about how we can address a range of human rights issues which are currently impacting people and communities across Australia.

 

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Rights On Time

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Can more rights make less wrongs? Can a Human Rights Act future-proof justice?

Join 'seek geek' Adam Spencer and 7 of Australia’s favourite legal eagles, rights advocates, media personalities and comedy stars as they panel through time to save the future from rights gone wrong.

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Speakers

The Free + Equal Conference will feature a diverse line-up of more than 60 eminent experts, thought leaders, social justice advocates and community heroes.

We’re only displaying a selection of speakers and panelists on this page to give you a sense of the calibre and range you can expect at the event.

For the full line-up of speakers, please visit the conference website,

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Jennifer Robinson
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Waleed Aly
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Sisonke Msimang
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Tanya Hosch
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Em. Prof. Rosalind Croucher
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Nazeem Hussain
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The Hon Michael Kirby
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Jennifer Robinson
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Professor Philip Alston
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Dr Pichamon Yeophantong
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Professor John Tobin
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Anna Brown
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Professor Ben Saul
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Professor Kim Rubenstein
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Professor George Williams AO
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Professor Toby Walsh
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Juliana Nkrumah AM
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Samantha Connor
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Alan Wu
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Zahra Al Hilaly
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Val Fell OAM
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Tasneem Chopra OAM
Tasneem Chopra OAM
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The Free + Equal Conference is part of Vivid Sydney

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An Australian conversation on human rights 

The Free + Equal Conference is the culmination of a 5-year project which proposes overhauling Australia’s human rights framework, including the introduction of a Human Rights Act.

 

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