Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best known medical doctors, a civil rights advocate and most recently, a politician. She is the first woman and first LGBTIQ person to be elected president of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011.
In 2018, Dr Phelps was elected to the House of Representatives as an independent. During her time in Parliament, she worked tirelessly towards getting children and their families off Nauru and led the passage of the Medevac Law.
Sarah Dale is the principal solicitor at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service. She heads up the legal practice, ensuring people seeking asylum have access to legal support and are given a fair hearing.
She has worked extensively with children detained on Christmas Island facing transfer to Nauru, appeared before Senate Committee hearings and represented refugees before the UN Human Rights Committee. Her appearance at UN consultations in the UK and Belgium have ensured Australia’s human rights record has been discussed in an international setting.
Stephen Feneley, journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant, will lead this thought provoking, critical and very timely conversation.
Join us for an insightful discussion into a political career, human rights issues, Australian refugee policy, and how we can come together to make a difference.
Doors open at 5.30pm for a 6pm start.