Issue 7
Monday, 02 September 2019
Charles Darwin University
E-news
Elizabeth Broderick AO will deliver the Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance in Darwin later this month
Elizabeth Broderick AO will deliver the Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance in Darwin later this month

Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner to speak in Darwin

Australia’s longest serving Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick AO, will present the ninth Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance on 19 September 2019 at Parliament House in Darwin.

Ms Broderick’s oration is titled: “The journey of a restless advocate: Creating a more gender equal Australia?”

Ms Broderick said gender inequality has been endemic in Australia, as in many other countries.

“It demonstrates itself in education, the professions, sport, business, religion, politics and industry,” Ms Broderick said.

“It goes to the heart of who we are and how we live.”

As Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Ms Broderick worked tirelessly to break down structural and social barriers faced by women and men and to promote gender equality.

In her oration, Ms Broderick will discuss the state of gender equality in Australia and in the current global context. She will offer some valuable lessons from her work driving change in many different environments.

She will illustrate the damage gender inequality does, how it’s being addressed and further steps that everyone can take to deliver a more gender equal nation.

Ms Broderick is a UN Special Rapporteur and Independent Expert on Discrimination Against Women. In 2016, she was appointed as a member of the Council of the Order of Australia, was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia and was named NSW Australian of the Year.

The oration honours the service of Austin Asche AC QC to the people of the Northern Territory and his contribution to the law, tertiary education and to the community. It is jointly hosted by CDU and the Australian Academy of Law.

The Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance will be held on Thursday, 19 September from 5pm to 7pm at the Nitmiluk Lounge Level 4, Parliament House. The event is free and open to members of the public. RSVP to E: cduevents@cdu.edu.au or P: 8946 6554.