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International Human Rights Lawyer to replace Anne Aly at Human Rights Day Event

by EOC | Dec 04, 2017

Dr Hannah McGlade will replace Federal Member for Cowan Dr Anne Aly who is no longer able to attend the WA Equal Opportunity Commission’s International Human Rights Day panel discussion on the topic, Has political correctness gone mad?

 Dr McGlade graduated from Murdoch University law school in 1995 and was admitted as a Solicitor and Barrister of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in 1996.

 In July 2016 she was appointed as a Senior Indigenous Research Fellow at Curtin University and in 2016, Senior Indigenous Fellow at the United Nations Office of the High Commission for Human Rights in Geneva, attending and assisting The Expert Mechanism on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (EMRIP).

 As well as publishing prolifically, Dr McGlade has served on many tribunals, boards and committees throughout her career, including the board of the Healing Foundation, a national Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander organisation with a focus on building culturally strong, community led healing solutions to Australian Indigenous people by reconnecting them back to their culture, philosophy and spirit.

 She played a leading role in the return of historically significant lands of the former Sister Kate's Children Home, where she was a child resident, as well as the establishment of the Noongar Radio station serving as the Managing Director of Noongar Media Enterprises in 2008.

 Acting WA Equal Opportunity Commissioner, Dr John Byrne said Dr McGlade’s extensive knowledge in human rights law, Aboriginal background and involvement with the Noongar Radio media organisation made her a valuable contributor to the panel.

 “There have been some excellent questions registered and I am looking forward to the responses panellists will give on 11 December,” he said.

To register for the event go to Trybooking.com at the following link https://www.trybooking.com/328593.


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