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Indigenous Affairs in the Context of the Voice Referendum

26 September 2023
7.30pm – 8.45pm AEST
Warrane College, UNSW Kensington

2023 Warrane Lecture Lecture 

A Discussion on Indigenous Affairs in the Context of the Voice Referendum

Dr Shireen Morris | Dr Anthony Dillon | Alex Perrottet

We are excited to announce that the 2023 Warrane Lecture is set to be held on Tuesday the 26th of September with special guests Dr Shireen Morris and Dr Anthony Dillon.

Beginning at 7:30pm, the Lecture will include an individual speech from each of our distinguished guests, followed by a discussion moderated by the College's Dean, Mr Alex Perrottet.

This will be followed by a general Q&A from the audience, so we encourage all guests to prepare relevant questions to aid the flow of discussion.

Both Shireen and Anthony are widely published in the area of Indigenous Affairs but hold opposing views on the upcoming voice referendum, the nuances of which will be discussed.

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Dr Shireen Morris

Dr Shireen Morris researches, teaches and publishes in constitutional law and constitutional reform, Indigenous constitutional recognition, as well as public law more generally, specialising in the concept of a First Nations constitutional voice at Macquarie University. Her research includes work on free speech and the implied freedom political communication, Australian republicanism, Australian monetary sovereignty and challenges of political polarisation, social media and democratic decline.

Dr Anthony Dillon

Dr Anthony Dillon, who identifies as Aboriginal and Australian, is a researcher at the Institute for Positive Psychology and Education at Australian Catholic University in Sydney. His research interests are positive psychology, conceptualization of mental health, wellbeing, and Aboriginal education. As a researcher, commentator, and practicing psychologist, he regularly provides guest lectures to psychology students at universities and other professional bodies on Aboriginal psychology.