Before you speak your mind…

Media release: Monday, 7 July 2014

Members of the media are invited to hear eminent speakers debate the right to free speech in Australia. In partnership with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law at the University of New South Wales, the National Archives Constitution Day speakers forum is set to create lively discussion.

Debating the facts and fiction on freedom of speech in Australia are:

  • Tim Wilson, Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission
  • Professor George Williams AO, Anthony Mason Professor, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales
  • Kirstie Parker, Co-Chair of the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples
  • Alec Coles, CEO,  Western Australian Museum
  • Louise Allen, Government Relations Manager, Amnesty International

Paul Barclay, presenter and series producer of ABC Radio National's Big Ideas, will moderate the forum.

Forum: Say what you like: a constitutional right?
Where: Law Theatre G04, Ground Floor, Law Building, University of New South Wales (Kensington campus)
When: Monday 7 July, 6pm for 6.15pm*

Presented by the National Archives of Australia, in partnership with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales and ABC Radio National's Big Ideas.

*Due to filming, latecomers cannot be admitted.

Contact information

  • Shaun Rohrlach (Director, Access Programs)
    t (02) 6212 3990 m 0434 664 621 e shaun.rohrlach@naa.gov.au
  • Vivienne Zelig (Government Communications Manager)
    t 02 6212 6269 m 0415 489 487 e vivienne.zelig@naa.gov.au
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