3 June 2016
The dinners bring together friends, colleagues and supporters from across the human rights, justice and philanthropic sectors to celebrate recent human rights progress and energise the movement to tackle upcoming challenges. They are important fundraisers for the Human Rights Law Centre and offer a great night out.
A limited number of tickets are still available for the Melbourne Dinner, but tickets for Sydney are no longer available.
Even if you can’t join us at either of the dinners, make sure you check out the fantastic fundraising auctions we are running to coincide with the events. You can join in the fun via our online bidding systems: for the Melbourne auction click here and for the Sydney auction click here.
Update 24 May: Due to unexpected circumstances, Maina Kiai has had to cancel his trip to Australia and will no longer be the keynote speaker at the dinners. We are very excited to announce that Peter Greste will deliver the keynote speech at the Sydney Dinner and Stan Grant will deliver the keynote speech at the Melbourne Dinner.
Peter Greste is an Australian-born journalist with 25 years experience as a foreign correspondent.
He covered the civil war in Yugoslavia and elections in South Africa as a freelance reporter, before joining the BBC as its Afghanistan correspondent in 1995. He went on to cover Latin America, the Middle East and Africa for the BBC where he has been since 2006. In 2011 he won a Peabody Award for a BBC documentary on Somalia before joining Al Jazeera as its East Africa correspondent. In December 2013 he was covering Egypt on a short three-week assignment when he was arrested on terrorism charges. After a trial widely dismissed as a sham, he was convicted and sentenced to seven years in prison. In February the following year, after intense international pressure, he was deported under a presidential decree.
As a result of the letters he wrote from prison in the defense of freedom of the press, he won a Walkley Award in Australia in 2014, and Royal Television Society and Tribeca Disruptive Inovator’s Awards in 2015. He has also been awarded the International Association of Press Clubs’ Freedom of Speech Award; and the Australian Human Rights Commission Medal.
Stan Grant is a multi-award winning current affairs host, author and adventurer.
Stan Grant’s Aboriginal heritage shaped his dynamic, resilient personality. Born in Griffith in south-west New South Wales, in 1963, Stan Grant’s mother is from the Kamilaroi people and his father is of the Wiradjuri. Stan spent most of his childhood on the road living in small towns and Aboriginal communities across outback NSW. His father was an itinerant saw-miller who worked when and where he could. Stan moved so often he attended 12 different schools before he was in his teens.
Stan has won many major awards including an Australian T.V Logie, a Columbia University Du-Pont Award (the broadcast equivalent of the Pullitzer Prize), the prestigious U.S Peabody Award and he is a four time winner of the highly prized Asia TV Awards including reporter of the year.
Stan is passionate about justice and humanity. His years of international reporting has given him a deep understanding of how the world works. He is deeply immersed in the politics and history of Asia and the Middle East. He can link the importance of leadership and the impact of history and above all believes in the power and resilience of people.
Friday 3 June from 6.30pm
The Plaza Ballroom under the Regent Theatre at 191 Collins Street.
Last chance for tickets: Book now >>
Friday 27 May from 6.30pm
The Hilton Sydney, 488 George Street.
Bookings have now closed.
Ticket price: $220
We also keep a limited number of tickets at cost-price of $170 for not-for-profit organisations and students.
If you have any questions please contact our Fundraising Coordinator Rachael Hambleton at email@example.com
Dress code: Cocktail/Lounge suit
We hope you can join us!
Stifling democracy: global and local attacks on press freedom and protest rights | Peter Greste in conversation with Emily Howie
31 May 2016
The Human Rights Law Centre and Community Legal Centres Queensland are excited to announce that tickets are now on sale for a fantastic human rights event to be held in Brisbane – Maina Kiai in conversation with Peter Greste moderated by HRLC’s Director of Advocacy and Research Emily Howie.
21 April 2016
In April, the Wheeler Centre hosted a great event with HRW’s Ken Roth in conversation with the Human Rights Law Centre’s Director of Advocacy and Research, Emily Howie.
23 January 2016
In January one of our passionate supporters swam an open-water marathon to raise money for our work protecting and promoting human rights!
27 October 2015
Join us for a panel discussion in Melbourne about Australia’s foreign policy ambitions and failures with Tim Costello, Andrew Hudson and Emily Howie.