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30 years on, do all South Australians really have a fair go? A Great Debate

Equal Opportunity Commission in assoc with The Hawke Centre
Date and time: 
10 December, 2014 - 17:30 - 20:00

2014 marks the 30 year anniversary of the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA). The Act has played an important role in promoting equality of opportunity for all South Australians. The Act makes discrimination unlawful in public life if based on a person’s age, race, disability, sex, sexuality and a range of other personal characteristics.

To mark the occasion, the Equal Opportunity Commission in association with The Bob Hawke Prime Ministerial Centre, will be holding a Great Debate on Human Rights Day, 10 December.

The topic “30 years on, do all South Australians really have a fair go?” will be debated by:

  • Senator the Hon. Penny Wong
  • Hon Kelly Vincent MLC
  • Commissioner for Victims’ Rights Michael O'Connell
  • Judge Rauf Soulio
  • Professor Irene Watson
  • Tory Shepherd, Political Editor

The Great Debate will be chaired by Alex Ward.

Following the debate, an interactive online timeline of Equal Opportunity in South Australia will be launched by Minister Gail Gago.

South Australia has a history as a leader in equal opportunity and human rights. The timeline shows significant dates in South Australia’s history related to equal opportunity from votes for women and the right to stand for Parliament in the 1800s, through prohibition of race discrimination in the 1960s and decriminalisation of homosexual acts between consenting adults in the 1970s, to the present day.

Date: Wednesday 10 December 2014
(Human Rights Day)
Time: 5:15pm for 5:30 start - 7pm
Followed by refreshments in the
Kerry Packer Civic Gallery
Cost: Free
Venue: University of South Australia
Barbara Hanrahan Building (BH2-09)
UniSA City West campus
North Terrace, Adelaide

We are pleased to advise that a video and podcast of this event is available via the Hawke Centre. Visit: www.unisa.edu.au/Business-community/Hawke-Centre/Relive-our-events/Events-2014/30-years-on-do-all-South-Australians-really-have-a-fair-go.

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