About the oration

Swinburne University of Technology and the Moondani Toombadool Centre invite you to attend the Swinburne Annual Barak-Wonga Oration 2022.

The Swinburne Annual Barak-Wonga Oration aims to advance understandings in the wider community on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander issues – a key element of Swinburne's Reconciliation Action Plan.

Refreshments will be served during networking time from 5pm. The oration will commence at 6pm.

This event is open to Swinburne staff, students and the general public.

About our speaker

Mr Tony McAvoy SC is a Wirdi man from the Central Queensland area around Clermont. He is also a native title holder in his grandmother’s country around Thargomindah in South West Queensland.

Mr McAvoy SC is a barrister and was appointed senior counsel in 2015. He has developed a strong native title practice and successfully appeared for claimants in several land claims.

He has also acquired significant experience in the areas of environmental law, administrative law, human rights and discrimination law, coronial inquests and criminal law.

Unable to attend in person?

The Swinburne Annual Barak-Wonga Oration 2022 will also be livestreamed. Please register to join online – a link will be sent out in a reminder prior to the event.

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