"Stronger Futures for Australia’s Indigenous People"
Friday 21st September, 2012 at Sydney’s Customs House 8am -10am

The UN theme, "Sustainable Peace for a Sustainable Future", emphasizes that everyone is responsible for achieving environmental sustainability and social justice. On September 21, the Sydney Peace Foundation hosted a unique forum to discuss the ideals of a common good and how to achieve them, with a focus on "Stronger Futures for Australia’s Indigenous People".

Programme:

8:10am Welcome and UN Secretary General’s message: Christopher Woodthorpe, Director of the United Nations Information Centre for Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific.

8:15am Opening Address: Matthew Tukaki, Australian representative UN Global Compact, current CEO of Sustain Group and former Head of Drake Australia, speaking on ‘Business Needs Human Rights, Human Rights Needs Business’.

8:35am Panel Discussion: Chaired by Kuranda Seyit, Councillor, Sydney Peace Foundation, on ‘Stronger Futures for Australia’s Indigenous People’:

(a) Contribution from Arts & the Media:

Elizabeth Ann Macgregor OBE, Director Museum of Contemporary Art
Karla Grant, Founder and Presenter of SBS TV’s ‘Living Black’

(b) Social Justice Priorities for Indigenous People:

Jeff McMullen AM, veteran Australian journalist and long time campaigner for Indigenous rights
Jack Manning Bancroft, CEO Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience (AIME)

9:15 to 9:55am Q & A from the audience and informal discussion
9:55am Thanks and close: Dr. Arthur Chesterfield-Evans, Director, Sydney Peace Foundation

For more information on the Sydney Peace Foundation please visit our website and blog: sydneypeacefoundation.org.au

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