Mark Tedeschi AM QC to deliver 2016 Plunkett Lecture
Published: Tuesday 18th October 2016
The Plunkett Centre for Ethics is delighted to present the 2016 Plunkett Lecture:
John Hubert Plunkett: The Martin Luther King of colonial Australia and prosecutor of the Myall Creek massacre trials
To be delivered by Mark Tedeschi AM QC, NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor, and author of Murder at Myall Creek.
All ACU staff are invited to join us at this event.
Date: Wednesday 16 November Time: 5.30pm to 7.30pm (refreshments to follow lecture) Venue: Function Room, St Vincent’s Clinic, Level 4, 438 Victoria Street, Darlinghurst NSW Registration: By Friday 11 November via phone 02 8382 2869 or the website.
The inaugural Plunkett Lecture was delivered in 1992, initiating a series of annual lectures which address the ethical issues which arise in the allocation and provision of healthcare in Australia. The lectures are one way in which the Plunkett Centre expresses its commitment to intellectual and professional excellence, to fairness and justice and to the great values of compassion and fellowship in healthcare.
This year’s Plunkett Lecture will be delivered by the eminent author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC, NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor. Mark’s most recent book is entitled, Murder at Myall Creek.
The lecture topic will be John Hubert Plunkett – the first Catholic Solicitor General and Attorney General of NSW – after whom the Plunkett Centre is named. Plunkett presided over the infamous Myall Creek massacre trials – a landmark case in the Australian legal system, and was a leader in establishing civil rights in Australia. His legacy remains relevant today. Tedeschi calls him the “Martin Luther King” of Colonial Australia.
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