Uluru Statement and Indigenous Self-determination - 12 Feb 2019

A Melbourne School of Government Doctoral Academy preview event. A panel of experts discuss questions submitted by PhD students involving Indigenous Self-determination.

Doctoral Academy Preview

Uluru Statement and Indigenous Self-determination

12th February 2019, 12:30-2:30pm

Pictured from left: Professor Sarah Maddison, Dr Shireen Morris, Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO and Mr Martin Bortz.

About the Doctoral Academy Previews

The Melbourne School of Government is proud to present its Doctoral Academy previews. These previews will enrich the university experience of PhD students, and showcase the advantages of participating in the Doctoral Academy. The Doctoral Academy is a new initiative by the Melbourne School of Government. It will be formally launched in mid 2019 and will provide high performing PhD students with additional support, professional development, and networking opportunities. These previews are designed specifically for potential participants in the Academy.

About the Event

In this event, the third and final Doctoral Academy preview, a panel of three experts discussed academics discussed Indigenous self-determination. Questions were submitted by PhD students upon registration, and on the day Dr Shireen Morris presented and directed panel discussion of questions. The panel members were:

Commissioner Jill Gallagher AO - Victorian Treaty Advancement, a proud Gunditjmara woman, who has dedicated her life to advocating for self-determination outcomes on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal community. She has spent the past 20 years advancing Aboriginal health and wellbeing on behalf of the Victorian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation, including 14 years as CEO.

Professor Sarah Maddison - School of Social and Political Sciences, University of Melbourne, has published widely in the fields of reconciliation and inter-cultural relations, settler colonialism, Indigenous politics, gender politics, social movements, and democracy. Her book Black Politics: Inside the complexity of Aboriginal political culture (2009) was the joint winner of the Henry Mayer Book Prize in 2009.

Dr Shireen Morris - McKenzie Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Melbourne, whose research areas include Indigenous constitutional recognition and reform, constitutional law more generally, equality before the law and discrimination law, Native Title law, freedom of speech, multiculturalism and national identity. Shireen is a writer and regular public commentator on politics, social issues and law reform.