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.
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.
- Friday 17 February 2017
- 6.15 for registration
- Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre: Building 210.102 Curtin University Kent Street, Bentley
- Free - please register your attendance.
- Date: 17 February 2017 (register attendence by 15 February 2017)
- Time: 6.15 pm (for registration), 6.30 pm Lecture with Michael Kirby, 7.30 pm Crowdfunding launch, 8 pm Light refreshments served
- Venue: Norman Dufty Lecture Theatre: Building 210.102, Curtin University, Kent Street, Bentley
Light refreshments served from 8.00pm
Seeking 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 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.