ALHR Human Rights Dinner 2017
Please join Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) for a fundraising evening in support of the promotion and protection of human rights in Australia.
We are honoured to host special guest Pat Anderson AO, internationally renowned advocate for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples and recipient of the Australian Human Rights Commission 2016 Human Rights Medal.
Please join us for what is sure to be an enjoyable evening of stimulating conversation and good food, and you might just head home with a raffle prize or win your bid in the charity auction.
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On Friday 10 November 2017 at 7:00pm
Sky Phoenix Restaurant
188 Pitt Street, Sydney , NSW 2000
About Pat Anderson AO
Ms Pat Anderson AO is an Alyawarre woman known nationally and internationally as a powerful advocate for the health and wellbeing of Australia’s First Peoples. She has extensive experience in Aboriginal health, including community development, policy formation and research ethics. She co-chaired the Prime Minister’s Referendum Council with Mr Mark Leibler AC.
Ms Anderson has spoken before the United Nations Working Group on Indigenous People, has been the CEO of Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin, Chair of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, Chair of the Aboriginal Medical Services Alliance Northern Territory, and was the Chair of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health from 2003 to 2009. Since 2010, Ms Anderson has been the Chair of the Lowitja Institute, Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research. She has published many essays, papers and articles, including co-authoring with Rex Wild QC Little Children Are Sacred, a report on the abuse of Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory.
In 2012, Ms Anderson was awarded the Human Rights Community Individual Award (Tony Fitzgerald Memorial Award) and the Human Rights Medal in 2016 by the Australian Human Rights Commission. In 2015, Ms Anderson won the public policy category Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence Awards. Ms Anderson was appointed Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 2014 for distinguished service to the Indigenous community as a social justice advocate, particularly through promoting improved health, and educational and protection outcomes for children.