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Gilian Triggs to give keynote address at NEMBC conference

Tuesday 17 October, 2017

The controversial former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, is the keynote speaker for the National Ethnic and Multicultural Broadcasters national conference on the 25th November.

As reported earlier on radioinfo, ethnic broadcasters play a key role in shaping and developing community radio in Australia, contributing to media diversity, and maintaining connections with communities, ancestry, language and culture.

Each week, the sector broadcasts 2118 hours of content, in 100 languages at 130 stations.  

Russell Anderson CEO of the NEMBC said “The NEMBC Conference is pleased to have as its keynote speaker Professor Gillian Triggs. Ethnic community broadcasters always consider human rights issues as paramount to the work they do. The rise in xenophobia in our public discourse and political institutions and how this is reflected in our mainstream media is of grave concern.

"Professor Triggs has a very good grasp on these issues and we look forward to her presentation and opportunity for discussion. The Conference is the perfect event for ethnic community broadcasters to network, discuss and debate key issues that relate to community broadcasting, the media and multicultural policies.”

Following the completion of her five-year term as the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs recently took up the position of Vice Chancellor’s Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Prior to that, she was Dean of the Faculty of Law and Challis Professor of International Law at the University of Sydney from 2007-12, as well as Director of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law from 2005-07. She is a former Barrister and a Governor of the College of Law. Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with an international commercial legal practice and she has advised the Australian governments and international organisations on legal and trade disputes. She is the author of many books and papers on international law, including International Law, Contemporary Principles and Practices.

The Early bird discount registration closes 23 October 2017. Registration forms and details on the NEMBC website. 


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