• Ideas and Society Human Rights Charter Debate
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    Ideas and Society Human Rights Charter Debate

    (Professor John Dewar) Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. My name is Professor John Dewar and I’m the Vice-Chancellor of La Trobe University, and it’s wonderful to see so many of you here tonight. I’d like to acknowledge the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we meet this evening, and pay my respects to their Elders, past and present. So welcome to tonight’s Ideas and Society event entitled Does Australia Need a Charter of Human Rights? Robert Manne, La Trobe University’s Emeritus Professor of Politics and Vice-Chancellor’s Fellow, has put together another fantastic series of debates and discussions for this year, the tenth year, indeed, that…