ASIO head giving University law lecture

David Irvine, AO, head of ASIO, will present this year's John Bray Oration

David Irvine, AO, head of ASIO, will present this year's John Bray Oration
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Friday, 16 September 2011

Head of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO) David Irvine AO will be at the University of Adelaide's Elder Hall on Monday evening to present a public lecture, the 2011 John Bray Oration.

Mr Irvine, Australia's Director-General of Security, will discuss 'Freedom versus Privacy - getting the balance right'.

The John Bray Oration is held by the University of Adelaide's law alumni network, the John Bray Law Network, in commemoration of the former Chief Justice of South Australia (1967 to 1978), graduate and Chancellor of the University of Adelaide (1968 to 1983), Dr John Jefferson Bray.

Mr Irvine has been Director-General of Security and in charge of ASIO since March 2009. Before that he was Director-General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), Australia's overseas secret intelligence collection agency, from 2003.

He has also held senior positions in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and has had high level overseas postings including High Commissioner to Papua New Guinea and Ambassador to the People's Republic of China.

The 2011 John Bray Oration will be held at Elder Hall, 5.30 for 6pm, Monday 19 September.

WHAT: John Bray Oration presented by David Irvine, Director-General of Security: Freedom vs Privacy - getting the balance right

WHERE: Elder Hall, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

WHEN: 5.30pm for 6pm-7pm, Monday 19 September

COST: $20, $5 students and concessions. Please book online but tickets can also be purchased at the door


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