Equality, Discrimination & Faith – a panel discussion

Tickets are now on sale for our panel event on 1 August at Sydney Grammar School, in support of PIAC’s human rights work. Join MC Julie McCrossin, Alex Greenwich MP, Father Frank Brennan SJ AO, Kate Eastman SC, and Edward Santow for a discussion on LGBTI rights and marriage equality, religious freedom and our democracy. 

Start the conversation on Twitter @PIACnews or pose a question for our panel using #AskJulieMC.


Julie McCrossin (MC) is renowned for her warmth, humour, intelligence and commitment to social justice. After 20 years as a broadcaster with ABC Radio National, ABC TV and Network Ten, she is now a freelance journalist and facilitator.

Alex Greenwich MP was elected Independent Member for Sydney in 2012 and re-elected in 2015. He has a small business background and led the Australian marriage equality campaign from impossible to inevitable reform. He’s committed to social justice and equality including for LGBTI communities with law reform on discrimination and trans recognition and needed attitudinal and behavioural change.

Father Frank Brennan SJ AO is a Jesuit priest, a professor of law at the Australian Catholic University, an adjunct professor at the ANU College of Law and National Centre for Indigenous Studies. He is a passionate advocate in areas of law, social justice and reconciliation.

Kate Eastman SC was appointed Senior Counsel in 2012 and is a formidable advocate in public interest litigation and lectures at several universities. She was the co-founder and former President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights.

Edward Santow has recently been appointed Australian Human Rights Commissioner. He was previously CEO of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC). PIAC fights to protect the basic rights of people experiencing homelessness, young people accused of crimes, people with a disability and victims of war crimes.

Venue: Sydney Grammar School – The New Hall, entrance on Yurong Street, Darlinghurst

Parking at Riley Street, the Domain car park or Cook and Phillip Park. Parking will not be available in the School.

When: 6:30pm Monday 1 August 2016

Tickets: $30 adult; $15 student/concession. Please click here to book. Seating by general admission. Please advise of any special requirements (e.g. wheelchair, hearing loop).

All proceeds will support PIAC’s human rights work.

Queries to Zoey Irvin E-mail: [email protected]

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