Invite to the launch of the Social Justice and Native Title Reports 2007 plus …

HREOC Mailing List Service, Indigenous Issues, 20 March 2007

“Hi, I’m Tom Calma, the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Human Rights and Equal Opportunity Commission.

Every year, I publish two reports on issues affecting Indigenous Australians- the Social Justice Report and the Native Title Report.

This year, my Social Justice Report deals with the Northern Territory Intervention and looks at successful, community run family violence prevention strategies.

My Native Title Report discusses recent amendments to Native Title law and policy in Australia and how these changes affect the land rights of Indigenous Australians.

I am launching these reports on Monday 31 March at 10am at Ultimo in Sydney.

The Launch is a public event, and I would encourage you to come along and meet some of the best advocates and academics in Indigenous Affairs. Two panels of experts will talk about different aspects of each report, including the intervention in the Northern Territory- and there will be an opportunity for the audience to ask the panel questions.

Human Rights are for everyone, every where every day. All Australians need to be informed and involved in promoting their rights and those of their fellow citizens.

I look forward to seeing you there. ”

When: Monday 31 March 2008, 9.30 for 10.00am

Where: Turner Hall, Building B – Ultimo College
MaryAnne Street, Ultimo, NSW 2007

RSVP: By Wednesday 26 March to:sjreport@humanrights.gov.au

Phone: (02) 9284 9603

A ‘video invite’ has been created for the event and is viewable at this page -//http://www.humanrights.gov.au/social_justice/launch/

We’re also trialling the promotion of this event via the Facebook social networking website – have a look at
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=11828347428&ref=mf .

(Please note the Songlines website advises caution in use of Facebook)