Politics and law webcasts

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2016 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture with The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC

Join The Honourable Margaret McMurdo AC as she shares her unique insights into governance in Queensland, 30 years after the Fitzgerald Inquiry.

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture is a flagship lecture series that honours the contribution to Queensland made by The Honourable Tony Fitzgerald AC, QC, author of the landmark report on corruption and good governance in the state of Queensland.

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture is a partnership between Griffith Criminology Institute and State Library of Queensland .

When : Mon 6 Nov 2017, 6:00 pm - 08:30 pm
Venue : SLQ Auditorium 1, level 2

2016 Tony Fitzgerald Lecture with Professor Gillian Triggs

Join Professor Gillian Triggs, president of the Australian Human Rights Commission, sharing her unique insights into the decline of human rights in an Australian democracy.

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture is a flagship biennial lecture that honours the contribution to Queensland made by the Honourable Tony Fitzgerald AC, QC, author of the landmark report on corruption and good governance in the state of Queensland.

The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture is a partnership between Griffith Criminology Institute and State Library of Queensland .

Date : 27 September 2016 7.00-8.00pm
Venue : SLQ Auditorium 1

David Bayley: Tony Fitzgerald lecture 2014

The 2014 Griffith University Tony Fitzgerald Lecture commemorates the 25th anniversary of the Fitzgerald Report on corruption and misconduct in the Queensland Government. Distinguished Professor Emeritus David Bayley reviews police accountability internationally since the Fitzgerald report in 1989, locating Queensland's activities within that history.

Professor Bayley also discusses the prospects for the continued growth of police accountability in democratic, English-speaking countries. Professor Bayley is a specialist in international criminal justice, with particular interest in policing. He has done extensive research in India, Japan, Australia, Canada, Britain, Singapore, and the United States. His work has focused on police reform, accountability, foreign assistance to police agencies, and crime-prevention strategies.

He has served as a consultant to the U.S. government and the United Nations on police reform in Bosnia. He was a member of the international Oversight Commission for the reform of the police of Northern Ireland 2000-2007 and is currently a member of the UN's International Police Advisory Committee and its Global Police Policy Community advisory group.

Date : Wednesday 10 September 2014
Venue : Auditorium 1, State Library of Queensland

Arthur Chaskalson: Tony Fitzgerald inaugural lecture

The Fitzgerald Report marks a watershed in Queensland and Australia's political history. Speaking at the Inaugural Tony Fitzgerald Lecture was the Honourable Arthur Chaskalson, former President of the Constitutional Court and Chief Justice of South Africa until 2005. As a member of former President Nelson Mandela's defence team, he was a formidable opponent of the apartheid government.

 Speaker: Arthur Chaskalson
 Duration: 1:37:54 minutes
 Date: 28 July 2009

Protecting an uncensored Internet: the global response to SOPA legislation

In late January 2012, Internet companies such as Google, Wikipedia, Flickr and Mozilla Firefox shut down their sites in protest against the introduction of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). Millions of internet users took to social media to pledge their disapproval for these laws which opponents claim will threaten free speech and innovation. The power of this public response caused the withdrawal of support from key politicians, defeating the legislation and sending it back to the drawing boards.
This expert panel explored at the legislation and explains why it was introduced, analysed the response from the Internet community and the bigger issues surrounding online piracy and Internet censorship.

Featuring Dr Nic Suzor (QUT researcher in law and technology), Dr Sean Rintel (UQ, social communication technology researcher) and Dr Axel Bruns (QUT researcher in  social media mapping, citizen journalism and online publishing). Facilitated by Mark Fallu (Griffith University).

When: Wed 1 Feb 2012, 6:00 pm
Where : slq Auditorium 1, level 2

Liberating digital content Pt 2

The State Library of Queensland, Queensland State Archives and the Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner provided a free breakfast panel discussion as part of the celebrations marking Queensland's annual Right to Information Day.

Chaired by Dr Nicholas Gruen , the panel discussion addressed the topic 'Liberating digital content: the challenges and opportunities of open government'.

Explore what Government 2.0 and the National Broadband Network will mean for the world of public sector information. Will it mean unlocking the latent information wealth of the nation - or a loss of control and privacy?

Panel members

Ann Steward, Australian Government Chief Information Officer of the Australian Government Information Management Office, Dept of Finance and Deregulation
Janet Prowse, Executive Director and State Archivist, Queensland State Archives
Rory McLeod, Director, Client Services and Collection, State Library of Queensland
Dr Paul Campbell, Executive Officer, Queensland ICT Industry Workgroup

Liberating digital content Pt 1

The State Library of Queensland, Queensland State Archives and the Queensland Office of the Information Commissioner provided a free breakfast panel discussion as part of the celebrations marking Queensland's annual Right to Information Day.

Chaired by Dr Nicholas Gruen , the panel discussion addressed the topic 'Liberating digital content: the challenges and opportunities of open government'.

Explore what Government 2.0 and the National Broadband Network will mean for the world of public sector information. Will it mean unlocking the latent information wealth of the nation - or a loss of control and privacy?

Panel members

Ann Steward, Australian Government Chief Information Officer of the Australian Government Information Management Office, Dept of Finance and Deregulation
Janet Prowse, Executive Director and State Archivist, Queensland State Archives
Rory McLeod, Director, Client Services and Collection, State Library of Queensland
Dr Paul Campbell, Executive Officer, Queensland ICT Industry Workgroup

Tony Fitzgerald lecture with Hilary Charlesworth

The Griffith University – Tony Fitzgerald Scholarship Program and Lecture Series contributes to the capacity of practitioners and researchers to maintain the Fitzgerald vision – to keep Parliament in its rightful place at the centre of the democratic system but with the law, community and media entrusted with an active role to keep the system honest and open.

This year, we welcome Professor Hilary Charlesworth to the lecture podium to present Rights, rituals and ritualism: Making international human rights law work.

Hilary is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the College of Law, ANU and has worked with various non-governmental human rights standards.

Presented by State Library and Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

When: Thu 29 Mar 2012, 7:15pm – 9:00pm
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2

Tony Fitzgerald lecture with Hilary Charlesworth

The Griffith University – Tony Fitzgerald Scholarship Program and Lecture Series contributes to the capacity of practitioners and researchers to maintain the Fitzgerald vision – to keep Parliament in its rightful place at the centre of the democratic system but with the law, community and media entrusted with an active role to keep the system honest and open.

This year, we welcome Professor Hilary Charlesworth to the lecture podium to present Rights, rituals and ritualism: Making international human rights law work.

Hilary is an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellow and Director of the Centre for International Governance and Justice in the Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet) at the Australian National University. She also holds an appointment as Professor of International Law and Human Rights in the College of Law, ANU and has worked with various non-governmental human rights standards.

Presented by State Library and Griffith University’s School of Criminology and Criminal Justice.

When: Thu 29 Mar 2012, 7:15pm – 9:00pm
Venue: slq Auditorium 1, level 2