Basic Instinct (Roma Mitchell Oration)

Date: 11:30 am | Saturday 19 October 2013

Venue: Elder Hall


The model for Australia’s non-discrimination and equality opportunity laws has been largely unchanged for almost 40 years. How much has it achieved in changing social attitudes? Are we relying on laws that go too far and too hard at an issue with deep anthropological and cultural roots?

Professor Simon Rice explores the problem of discrimination and possible new ways of tackling it.


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The Mitchell Oration is sponsored by the Equal Opportunity Commission to honour the work and lifelong achievements of Dame Roma Mitchell, a trailblazer in law, government, academic life, public and philanthropic service.

  • Wheelchair accessible

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