2024 Social Justice Dinner

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Each year PIAC brings together a community of people passionate about justice and equity. Join us to connect with colleagues and collaborators, be inspired by social justice trailblazers and learn how PIAC and partners will tackle injustice in 2024 and beyond.

We are delighted to have renowned philosopher and writer Raimond Gaita in conversation with human rights leader Andrea Durbach on the subject of justice and hope. Multi-award winning journalist Dan Bourchier will be our host.

All funds raised go towards PIAC’s work.

Date: Thursday 7 March 2024
Time: 6:00pm
Venue: Doltone House, Hyde Park
Dress code: Cocktail / Lounge Suit


For enquiries about your invitation or booking, please contact:
Briana Ewing [email protected] 0406 123 432

Special guest speakers:

Raimond Gaita

SJD Raimond Gaita square 1 Raimond is honorary professorial fellow in the Melbourne Law School and emeritus professor of Moral Philosophy at King’s College London. He is a fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities. The University of Antwerp awarded him the degree of Doctor Honoris Causa ‘for his exceptional contribution to contemporary moral philosophy and for his singular contribution to the role of the intellectual in today’s academic world’.

His books include: Justice and Hope; Good and Evil: An Absolute Conception; Romulus, My Father (which was made into a feature film); A Common Humanity: Thinking About Love & Truth & JusticeThe Philosopher’s DogAfter Romulus and Who’s Afraid of International Law.

Andrea Durbach AM

SJD speakers square 1Andrea Durbach is Emeritus Professor of Law at UNSW where she was Director of the Australian Human Rights Centre (now Institute). She practised in South Africa as a political trial lawyer representing victims and opponents of apartheid laws before moving to Sydney in 1989, working initially in private practice and joining PIAC in 1991, becoming Executive Director in 1997. Andrea has held senior positions in the human rights field, including as Deputy Australian Sex Discrimination Commissioner. A Foundation Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law, in 2013 she was awarded the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Law Award for her promotion and advancement of human rights in Australia. Andrea has been a PIAC board member since November 2021

Host: Dan Bourchier

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Dan is a multi-award winning journalist and broadcaster with the ABC. He is a host of current affairs program The Drum and was a special correspondent for The Voice referendum. He has reported across the country and around the world for more than 20 years.

Dan grew up in the remote Northern Territory town of Tennant Creek, where he was mentored by Elders from around the region, while coming to understand his own Indigenous heritage from his mum’s family in Victoria.

Dan is driven by giving voice to the voiceless, holding to account those in positions of power, and telling really great stories. 

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