The First Peoples Forum on ‘Human Rights and Indigenous Education’

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Date(s) - 10/10/2013
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Isaac Brown Room

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Mr Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner; Professor Colin Bourke, Chair of the Monash University Indigenous Advisory Council and Professor Lynette Russell, Director of the Monash Indigenous Centre

12 – 2.30pm, on Thursday 10 October
Isaac Brown Room, Ground floor, and Building 55, Clayton campus. Lunch is provided.
RSVPs are essential. Please RSVP by Monday 7 October to

This forum will explore a human rights focus on Indigenous access to education, creating culturally safe environments for learning, and promoting human rights and Indigenous content and perspectives into curricula.

The guest speaker, Mr Mick Gooda, is a descendent of the Gangulu people of central Queensland. As Social Justice Commissioner, he advocates for the recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia and seeks to promote respect and understanding of these rights among the broader Australian community.

Mick has been actively involved in advocacy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs throughout Australia for over 25 years and has delivered strategic and sustainable results in remote, rural and urban environments.