Hosted by ANU Chancellor Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC, the evening will feature our special guest speaker Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs.
The Gala Dinner provides an opportunity to celebrate the year that was and bring together the ANU Victoria-based alumni to re-connect with former classmates and meet other members of the Melbourne Alumni community. Don't miss out on this opportunity to join your fellow ANU alumni and hear from two eminent speakers in the iconic Queens Hall of the Parliament of Victoria.
About our speaker
Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs is the former President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, and the Chair of Justice Connect, a non-profit dedicated to connecting people locked out of the justice system with free legal help. She is also Vice Chancellor's Fellow at the University of Melbourne and Vice President of the Asian Development Bank Tribunal.
Professor Triggs has combined an academic career with international commercial legal practice and has advised the Australian and other governments and international organisations on international legal and trade disputes.
After her tenure with the Australian Human Rights Commission ended, Gillian joined Justice Connect as Chair to pursue her commitment to ensuring that all people have a fair chance to access justice, including people experiencing homelessness, elder abuse, family violence and financial exploitation.
Post-HRC, Gillian is focused on helping lawyers 'get out of the office' and meet people who need legal help where they live. She is also the author of many books and papers on international law, the most recent Speaking Up, was published by Melbourne University Publishing in October 2018.
If you would like to see pictures from last years event check them out on social media.