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RDA@40 Conference 2015

RDA@40 Conference 40 years of the Racial Discrimination Act

The year 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Racial Discrimination Act 1975 (Cth), Australia’s first federal human rights and anti-discrimination legislation.

  • What is the historical background to the Racial Discrimination Act, and how has it evolved?
  • What has been achieved since its introduction?
  • What is the ongoing role of the Racial Discrimination Act in addressing racism?
  • What outcomes have been achieved under the Racial Discrimination Act through conciliation and litgation?

The Australian Human Rights Commission invites you to attend a conference in Sydney 19th-20th February 2015 that will explore these issues over two days.

Confirmed speakers include:

Professor Jon Altman
Dr Peter Balint
Dr Shelley Bielefeld
Professor Hilary Charlesworth
Dr Megan Davis
Professor Kevin Dunn
Kate Eastman SC
Associate Professor Beth Gaze
Professor Kath Gelber
Mike Harte
Jonathon Hunyor
Professor Duncan Ivison
Professor Andrew Jakubowicz
Professor Sarah Joseph
Professor Marcia Langton
Associate Professor
Geoffrey Levey
Professor Gail Mason
Professor Luke McNamara
Sarah Pritchard SC
Tracey Raymond
Professor Simon Rice OAM
Associate Professor
David Rolph
Professor Adrienne Stone
Dr Gwenda Tavan
Mariam Veiszadeh
Peter Wertheim AM
Professor George Williams AO

2015 RDA@40 Conference Registration Details


Two day conference $200
Two day conference concession $100
Two day conference student $50


Australian Human Rights Commission
Level 3, 175 Pitt St, Sydney NSW

Ms Stephanie Fowler
Telephone:  (02) 9284 9835

CPD: Note for Lawyers

For lawyers, if this conference is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice, you can claim one ‘unit’ for each hour of attendance (refreshment breaks not included) under the Law
Society of NSW MCLE/CPD Rules and Guidelines.

Register your interest

Please register your interest in the conference in the form below, online payment details will be available in a few weeks.

We will email you when tickets are available.