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“Gay people exist and you can’t change us”: Michael Kirby delivers stirring speech on LGBTQIA rights

On Thursday, 16 August, Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special Lunchtime Lecture with two highly distinguished Australian law figures: former Justice of the High Court, Hon Michael Kirby AC and the University of Sydney’s Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum. In a conversation titled Interpersonal Relationships and Human Rights, the pair discussed the issues that are faced […]

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Reframing Conversations and Centring the Reader: A Day in the Life of a Modern Newspaper Editor

  On Wednesday, 15 August, Affinity Intercultural Foundation continued its successful Morning Conversation series with a talk from Lisa Davies, editor of The Sydney Morning Herald (SMH). The conversation was facilitated by Natalie Ahmat, senior journalist from SBS National Indigenous Television (NITV).In a talk titled ‘A Day in the Life of a Modern Newspaper Editor’, […]

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Visiting academic offers optimistic view of modern Indian identity politics

On Wednesday, 25 July Affinity Intercultural Foundation hosted a special lunchtime conversation with Professor Anwar Alam, a visiting Senior Fellow from Policy Perspectives Foundation in New Delhi, India. In a conversation facilitated by Professor Devleena Ghosh from the University of Technology Sydney, Professor Alam shared his optimistic outlook on the way identity politics has evolved […]

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Twenty five years of the Disability Discrimination Act

On Tuesday 28 November, Affinity held its final Lunchtime Lecture of the year with Disability Discrimination Commissioner, Alastair McEwin from the Australian Human Rights Commission. The Commissioner, who is deaf, was accompanied by two AUSLAN interpreters who provided translation assistance. Facilitating the talk was Professor Shane Clifton, Dean of Theology from Alphacrucis College, who suffered […]