FREE EVENT: Thinking outside Australia: reflections on the rights of people with disabilities on the international stage and at home.
ALHR and the Australian Human Rights Commission invite you to join us for a special FREE event to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities. We are delighted to host Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO who will reflect on the rights of people with disabilities on the international stage and in Australia and discuss his work on the Committee for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
We are also honoured to host the Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan AO who will open the event with introductory remarks in recognition of International Day of Persons with Disabilities.
We hope you can join us for what promises to be a memorable event on an important day in the human rights calendar.
Wheelchair access, hearing loop and AUSLAN interpreter available.
We thank David Shoebridge MLC, our parliamentary host for the event.
Thursday 3rd December 2015 12 noon – 2.00 pm
NSW Parliament House Theatrette, Macquarie Street, Sydney
PLEASE RSVP TO: NSW@ALHR.ORG.AU
More About Our Speakers
Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum AO
Professor McCallum has an esteemed career in the law, his contribution spanning over 25 years. Among many great achievements, he was Dean of the Faculty of Law of the University of Sydney. Professor McCallum was unanimously elected as 2010 Chair of the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. On 1 September 2010, Professor McCallum was re-elected in New York to the Committee of experts for a four year term which will conclude on 31 December 2014. Currently, Professor Emeritus is a judicial member of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
Age and Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Susan Ryan AO
Susan Ryan became the Disability Discrimination Commissioner on 12 July 2014. Ms Ryan also holds the portfolio of Age Commissioner. Ms Ryan has held a number of esteemed positions at the University of New South Wales and was the Independent Chair of the IAG and NRMA Superannuation Plan. From 1975 to 1988, Ms Ryan was Senator for the ACT, becoming the first woman to hold a Cabinet post in a federal Labor Government.