2018 Gough Whitlam Oration

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2018 Gough Whitlam Oration


Venue

Riverside Theatre

Dates

05 June 2018

Event Type

Live Event

BRET WALKER SC: The Information that Democracy Needs


The Whitlam Institute is delighted to announce that this year’s Oration is being delivered by one of Australia’s most eminent lawyers, Bret Walker SC.

Bret is not only highly respected for his fierce intellect, he is also known for pursuing projects of conviction. He is a Past President of the NSW Bar Association and the Law Council of Australia and was appointed as Australia’s first Independent National Security Legislation Monitor.

The Whitlam Oration is the Whitlam Institute’s flagship event. It regularly fills its theatre venue with an audience of leaders in Australian politics, business, civil society, the policy community and members of the public.

Speakers are invited to address a theme that reflects the issues Gough Whitlam championed during his public life. Mr Walker will speak on the information that democracy needs, in line with the Whitlam Institute’s policy work on the Future of Australian Democracy. Previous Orators have included Noel Pearson, Malcolm Fraser, Julia Gillard, Graham Freudenberg and most recently, Australia’s first Ambassador to China, Stephen FitzGerald.

Bret Walker is widely acknowledged as one of the finest legal minds in Australia. He is renowned as a skilful advocate and writer, not only in the law but also in hard and critically important issues of contemporary politics and governance.” – the Hon. John Faulkner, Whitlam Institute Chair

Date & Time: Tuesday June 5 2018 at 7pm
Tickets on sale at 9am, May 3, 2018


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Duration

90 minutes


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