Marking 50 Years of Indigenous Affairs

A joint event with IPAA and the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet to mark the 1967 referendum.

IPAA and the Prime Minister and Cabinet (PM&C) are marking the 50th anniversary of the 1967 referendum by inviting reflections on the past and future shape of Commonwealth administration in Indigenous affairs. What are the enduring themes and what do we need to make better progress? 

The event will be chaired by Dr Gordon de Brouwer PSM, the President of IPAA ACT and the Secretary of the Department of the Environment and Energy. We will be joined by four speakers:

  • Dr Martin Parkinson AC PSM
    Secretary of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;
  • Professor Ian Anderson AO
    Deputy Secretary Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet;
  • Patricia Turner AM
    CEO of the National Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation; and
  • Professor Tom Calma AO
    Chancellor, University of Canberra.

The event will be held at the Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House and will run from 9:00am to 10:30am, to be followed by a morning tea.

Please note this event is open to IPAA members only and ticketing for large and medium corporate members is being managed centrally within organisations. 

Based on current RSVPs, this event is now at full capacity, although some reserved seats may become available. 

Event Details

Event Date Friday 16 June 2017
Formalities 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM AEST
Members Only $0
Venue Old Parliament House


IPAA ACT acknowledges the Traditional Owners and Custodians of country throughout Australia, and their continuing connection to land, sea and community. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging.

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