Issue 20
Monday, 07 November 2016
Charles Darwin University
The Hon Linda Burney MP
The Hon Linda Burney MP

Linda Burney to deliver Menzies Oration

The first Aboriginal woman to be elected to the House of Representatives in the Australian Parliament will give the 2016 Menzies Oration in Darwin this month.

The Hon Linda Burney MP, who won the New South Wales seat of Barton in the July Federal election, is now the Opposition spokesperson for Human Services.

Ms Burney is a Wiradjuri woman with a commitment to Indigenous issues spanning more than 30 years. 

She has been an advocate for the prevention of family violence, and has demonstrated considerable courage in speaking publicly of her personal experience as a victim of this violence.

She will speak on the topic: Truth Telling and Generosity: Healing the Heart of a Nation.

The Menzies Oration, hosted by the Menzies School of Health Research, will be held from 5pm – 6.40pm on Friday 18 November in the Waterfront room 1 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The Menzies Oration is an annual public address designed to stimulate robust and challenging discussion about the future of Indigenous health in the Northern Territory and beyond.

This year’s event also will feature a performance from singer-songwriter Leah Flanagan. 

Seating is limited so RSVP is essential. Register visiting W: