The Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism in partnership with Religions for Peace Australia and the Canberra Interfaith Forum present the 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture at the Theo Notaras Centre, Canberra on Monday 10 May, 2021. Speaker will be Sen. Patrick Dodson, and the topic will be Reconciliation and Multifaith: Aboriginal Worldviews and the Christian Heritage.
Senator Patrick Dodson
Shadow Assistant Minister for Reconciliation
Shadow Assistant Minister for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians
Patrick Dodson is a Yawuru man from Broome in Western Australia. He has dedicated his life work to being an advocate for constructive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples based on mutual respect, understanding and dialogue. He is a recipient of the Sydney International Peace prize.
Patrick has extensive experience in Aboriginal Affairs, previously as Director of the Central and Kimberley Land Councils and as a Commissioner in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. He also served as inaugural Chair of the Council for Aboriginal Reconciliation and as Co-Chair of the Expert Panel for Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians.
Prior to his endorsement by the Australian Labor Party as a Western Australian Senator in March 2016, Patrick was a member of the ANU Council, Adjunct Professor at the University of Notre Dame (Broome) and Co-Chair of the National Referendum Council.
Since entering the Parliament in 2016 as Senator for Western Australia and Shadow Assistant Minister for Indigenous Affairs and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders, Patrick has fought for justice for First Nations People and a fair go for remote and regional WA.
Senator Patrick Dodson currently the Co-Chair of the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition Relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples 2018. You may read Patrick’s First Speech:
Program: 2021 World Interfaith Harmony Week Lecture
Guest Speaker Senator Patrick Dodson
Date: Monday 10 May 2021
Bookings: online at Trybooking
Zoom A zoom link to the lecture will be sent to all who register prior to this event.
CO-CONVENORS OF PARLIAMENTARY FRIENDS OF MULTICULTURALISM
Russell Broadbent MP
Federal Member for McMillan
Maria Vamvakinou MP
Federal Member for Calwell