Symposium Special Edition

Issue 10 - Special Edition
15 May 2007


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What did you think of the symposium

Kerri, Kay, Christina and Vanessa

Kerri, Kay, Christina and Vanessa: 'Speakers and topics were very informative and enlightening'

Nick Berry

Nick Berry: 'It was an eye opening thought that the Territory could suffer another stolen generation without a Bill of Rights'


WELCOME

Human rights in an age of terrorism

Human rights in an age of terrorism

Securing Territorians’ rights, via statehood and a Bill of Rights was the topic of CDU's first symposium for 2007. Read more >>

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BILL OF RIGHTS

Professor George Williams

Can the Territory do without a Bill of Rights?

Attendees at the recent Charles Darwin Symposium were told, in the absence of adequate human rights protection it was feasible that the human rights violations experienced by those in the Stolen Generation could happen again. Read more >>

Professor James Allan

Power to the people, not the judges

Who are un-elected judges to determine moral issues on behalf of the community, was the question posed by Canadian-born Professor James Allan at the recent Charles Darwin Symposium. Read more >>

Commissioner Tom Calma

Implications of a Bill of Rights for Indigenous Australians

Australians need to build a culture of respect for human rights, was the message of Tom Calma, Commissioner Federal Human Rights and Equal Opportunity, at the May Charles Darwin Symposium. Read more >>

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STATEHOOD

Professor David Carment AM

Statehood: a political synopsis

As well as hotly debating the issues surrounding the adoption of a Bill of Rights by the NT, the May Charles Darwin Symposium also focused on a possible move towards statehood by the Territory. Read more >>

Sue Bradley

Equality for Territorians

Do Territorians feel like second-class citizens when it comes to federal issues? Sue Bradley, Convenor of the Statehood Steering Committee argued the case for the Territory’s transition to statehood at the recent Charles Darwin Symposium. Read more >>

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POLL RESULTS

Community divided

The community is split over support for the Northern Territory becoming a state or adopting a Bill of Rights, according to a web poll conducted by Charles Darwin University, in the lead up to the first Charles Darwin Symposium for 2007.

Over 900 people responded to the CDU web poll and results indicated that 52 per cent of respondents were in favour of the Territory gaining statehood and 57 per cent of respondents were in favour of the Northern Territory adopting a Bill of Rights.

View the web poll results (.pdf).

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PRESENTATIONS ON AUDIO

Presentations from the Symposium are now available on audio from the Symposium website.

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PHOTO ALBUM

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Visit the Symposium photo gallery for more great images from the event.

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CDSS SEPTEMBER

A skilled workforce for regional and remote Australia: Keeping, attracting, training

The September Charles Darwin Symposium, A skilled workforce for regional and remote Australia: Keeping, attracting, training, will be held in Alice Springs on 28 September 2007.

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SYMPOSIUM EVALUATION

Symposium Feedback

Did you enjoy the Symposium?

Were the sessions informative/controversial?

Did speakers demonstrate knowledge of the subject?

We want to hear about your symposium experience at Securing Territorians’ rights: Statehood and a Bill of Rights?

By visiting the Symposium website, selecting the Symposium Survey and answering the questions you can provide us with your opinions of the Symposium.

Charles Darwin University appreciates your feedback and aims to use it to make future symposia bigger and better.

Please submit your responses by 1 June. Thank you for your participation.

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