Chalmers Oration discusses accountability

Hosted by the College of Medicine and Public Health in honour of inaugural Professor of Medicine John Chalmers AC, Flinders graduate and Director of the NT Aboriginal Justice Unit Leanne Liddle will deliver this year’s inspiring Chalmers Oration on “Why a dose of accountability is needed to close the gap”.

Leanne, an Arrernte woman from Alice Springs, is a passionate advocate for justice. As Director of the NT Aboriginal Justice Unit, she’s spearheading transformative initiatives, including the Aboriginal Justice Agreement. This groundbreaking partnership strives to reduce imprisonment rates, elevate Aboriginal leadership, and enhance justice outcomes for Aboriginal Territorians.

Leanne’s remarkable journey, from South Australia’s first Aboriginal policewoman to her role in high-profile government positions and the United Nations, exemplifies her unwavering commitment to justice. Her efforts were acknowledged with a Distinguished Alumni Award from Flinders University in 2021 and the honour of being named the 2022 Northern Territory Australian of the Year.

The annual Chalmers Oration commemorates the work of John Chalmers AC who was the first Professor of Medicine (1975-1996) at the Flinders Medical Centre and the College of Medicine and Public Health.

Event details

  • Thursday 21 September
  • 12pm-1pm
  • Health Sciences Lecture Theatre 1.01

For more information and to register, click here.

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