Join us online for a special members-only information session on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament. This educational event aims to inform Fulbright Alumni ahead of the referendum. Hear from constitutional lawyer Prof. Kim Rubenstein, Guburn woman and "Yes23" advocate Kyra Galante, and AFAA President Dr Rod Kennett. This information session will be followed by an open Q&A, moderated by Peerce McManus.
A zoom link will be provided upon registration.
Kyra Galante (Bonney) is a Guburn (Kupurn) woman from the Goldfields region of Western Australia, having connections to Noongar Country. Kyra has over 20 years' experience delivering Indigenous community engagement, recruitment and mentoring strategies in civil construction and mining. In over two decades, Kyra has increased Indigenous employment across those sectors through policy advice, program management, community engagement and candidate selection. She has overseen Indigenous Traineeship programs and supported businesses and their senior staff to develop a better understanding and approach to Indigenous peoples and history. She is also a WA Ambassador for the Yes Campaign that supports the Voice to Parliament.
Professor Kim Rubenstein is an Australian legal scholar, legal practitioner and Professor in the Faculty of Business Government and Law at the University of Canberra. A graduate of Melbourne University and Harvard Law School, she is Australia's leading expert on citizenship and has been a public policy contributor through running cases in the High Court of Australia, advising on legislation, a member of the Independent Committee that reviewed the Australian Citizenship Test, and through writing books and articles about citizenship law and policy. She is a Fellow of the Australian Academy and the Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
Dr Rod Kennett
Dr Rod Kennett is the President of the Australian Fulbright Alumni Association and was a 2013 Fulbright Scholar in Alaska studying Indigenous Conservation-based Livelihoods. He is an invited member of the Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies, and also served as Director of the AIATSIS Native Title Research unit. He has served on regional and national advisory bodies including the Expert Working Group on Indigenous Engagement in Science and has worked for several Indigenous led research and management agencies including leading one of Australia’s largest Indigenous natural resource management programs at the North Australian Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance. He has written numerous research papers with First Nations Scholars and Indigenous rangers.
Our Moderator: Peerce McManus
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