Compassion in an age of terrorism

Wednesday, 29 September 2004

One of Australia's leading social justice commentators, Tim Costello, will speak at the University of Adelaide tonight (Wednesday) on the issue of civil liberties in a post-September 11 world.

Mr Costello will give the 2004 John Bray Oration on behalf of the University of Adelaide's Alumni Association. His oration is entitled "Civil Liberties and Compassion in an Age of Terrorism".

The Chief Executive of World Vision Australia, Mr Costello is recognised for articulating the social conscience of many Australians on tough domestic issues such urban poverty, homelessness, problem gambling, reconciliation and substance abuse.

His oration will be introduced by Mr John von Doussa QC, who was recently appointed Chancellor of the University of Adelaide and is also President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

The John Bray Oration is held each year in honour of Adelaide graduate Dr John Jefferson Bray, who served as South Australian Chief Justice between 1967 and 1978, and as Chancellor of the University of Adelaide from 1968 to 1983. The oration features a prominent person speaking on topical issues of either a legal nature, often incorporating Dr Bray's passion for poetry, or of significance to the betterment of humanity.

The Law Chapter of the University of Adelaide's Alumni Association is named after Dr Bray, who graduated from Adelaide with a Law degree in 1933 and a PhD in 1937.

WHAT: 2004 John Bray Oration: "Civil Liberties and Compassion in an Age of Terrorism"
WHO: Mr Tim Costello, CEO of World Vision Australia
WHEN: TODAY (Wednesday, September 29) - 5.30pm for a 5.45pm start
WHERE: Union Hall, University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus
TICKETS: Bookings are essential, with tickets $10 per person. For bookings, contact the Alumni, Community Relations and Development office on (08) 8303 6356.

Media are welcome to attend the event

 

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