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Seeking Refuge in Australia: Contested Policies and Community Responses

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Former High Court of Australia judge, Michael Kirby, will explore the policy of detaining people seeking asylum who arrive to Australia by boat, and investigate when immigration detention becomes unlawful punishment. Following the lecture, the Centre for Human Rights Education and guests will be launching the Seeking Refuge WA crowdfunding campaign.

Event details

Join Curtin University’s Centre for Human Rights Education for a public lecture exploring the policy of detaining people seeking asylum who arrive to Australia by boat with the Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG.

Date
Friday 17 February 2017
Time
6.15 for registration
Venue
Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre: Building 210.102 Curtin University Kent Street, Bentley
Cost
Free - please register your attendance.
SIEV X memorial in Canberra that remembers the 353 men, women and children who drowned on 20 October 2001 when their boat sank en route to Australia

Light refreshments served from 8.00pm

Register online for the event.

Seeking Refuge WA logoSeeking Refuge crowdfunding campaign launch

Join Dr Caroline Fleay and guests for the launch of Seeking Refuge WA, a crowdfunding campaign for West Australians who want to help people in our communities who are seeking asylum. Every dollar raised by the campaign will support the provision of free legal assistance by The Humanitarian Group for people seeking asylum in WA. This assistance is essential to help people apply for a protection visa.

If you have any special requirements to enable you to participate at this event please advise when you RSVP. We will contact you to provide assistance.

About the Honourable Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG

The Honourable Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG

The Honourable Michael Donald Kirby AC, CMG was Australia’s longest serving judge from 1975 to 2009. In addition to his judicial duties, he served on three university governing bodies and was Chancellor of Macquarie University in Sydney from 1984-1993. He also served on many national and international bodies, including being a current member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights’ Judicial Reference Group.