UTAS Forum with Commissioner Santow
‘What is the role of religion in a diverse, multicultural community? How does freedom of religion interact with the right to be free from discrimination on the basis of a person’s race or sexual orientation?
Guests speakers inc - Rodney Croome, AM is an Australian LGBT rights activist and academic. The Very Reverend Richard Humphrey, the Dean of St David's Cathedral, Plus former Tasmanian anti-discrimination. commissioner Robin Banks
Lecture Theatre 9
University of Tasmania Newnham Campus, Newnham Driver, Newnham
Human Rights Commissioner, Mr Edward Santow
Edward Santow commenced his five-year term as Human Rights Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission in August 2016.
Prior to joining the Commission, Ed was chief executive of the Public Interest Advocacy Centre, a leading non-profit organisation that promotes human rights through strategic litigation, policy development and education.
Ed was previously a Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law School and a research director at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. His areas of expertise include human rights, administrative and constitutional law, discrimination and freedom of information.
As Human Rights Commissioner, Ed leads the Commission’s work on marriage equality and other human rights issues affecting LGBTI Australians. Ed also leads the Commission’s work on the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) and he has primary responsibility for the Commission’s work on freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Ed is a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of New South Wales (UNSW), and serves on a number of boards and committees, including the Australia Pro Bono Centre. In 2009,Ed was presented with an Australian Leadership Award.