Blackfriars Lecture Series: Hear former Disability Discrimination Commissioner Graeme Innes AM speak about new possibilities for how we think about and imagine disability in Australia on 26 July at the Canberra Campus.
Public lecture by Graeme Innes AM
People with disabilities are disadvantaged through all areas of our Australian society, even though they constitute 20 percent of our population.
At a Blackfriars Lecture Series talk on 26 July, Graeme Innes will detail this disadvantage by sharing three stories of people with various disabilities. He will then look into his crystal ball and talk about how the lives of people with disability should be in the future if we are to have a truly equal society.
Graeme Innes AM is an Australian company director, lawyer and public speaker. He has been a human rights practitioner for 30 years in NSW and Western Australia and has participated in the development of national and international human rights instruments.
Graeme was Australia’s Disability Discrimination Commissioner from December 2005 until July 2014. During that time he also served as Australia’s Human Rights Commissioner for three and a half years and as Race Discrimination Commissioner for two years.
In 1995, Graeme was entered into of the Order of Australia as a Member (AM). In 2003, he was a finalist for Australian of the Year. In 2015, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the University of Canberra and appointed as an adjunct professor at the University of Sydney.
When: Wednesday 26 July, 5.30pm (registration & refreshments), 6pm -7pm (lecture) Cost: Free. Please pass on this invitation to your family, friends and colleagues Where: Room 300.G.23, Blackfriars Building, Australian Catholic University Canberra RSVP: By Friday 21 July to OCD.Canberra@acu.edu.au Contact: For more information please contact OCD.Canberra@acu.edu.au or (02) 6209 1129