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Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration: An Australian Sanctuary?

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Our humanity and refugees
A refugee is defined as a person who is living away from their home country because they have suffered (or feared) persecution on account of race, religion, nationality, or political opinion. They may be fleeing a war zone or fear for their life if returning to their country of origin. Refugee week highlights many current issues associated with the plight of refugees worldwide. An upcoming free public lecture on Friday, June 19th will debate current issues facing our world and refugees. This event is part of 2015 SA Refugee Week.

Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration
Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration


Australia has a proud history of accepting refugees and migrants during the second half of the twentieth century. This oration reflects on recent developments in Australia's approach to immigration and multiculturalism, and the different ways in which the idea of 'sanctuary' shapes our society's response to outsiders.

Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration
Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration


Dr Tim Soutphommasane will give the oration. He is the Race Discrimination Commissioner and commenced his five-year appointment on 20 August 2013. Prior to joining the Australian Human Rights Commission, he was a political philosopher at the University of Sydney. His thinking on multiculturalism and national identity has been influential in reshaping debates in Australia and Britain. During his term, Dr Soutphommasane will be an advocate for a fairer Australia and drive the Commission's efforts to combat racism.

Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration
Australian Refugee Association 40th Anniversary Oration


This event is hosted by Amanda Blair. His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO, 
The Governor of South Australia will also attend. Register for this fee event here Further information available on the UniSA website online.
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Why? This event is part of 2015 SA Refugee Week.
When: Friday, June 19th 7.00pm - 8.15pm
Where: Allan Scott Auditorium, Hawke building, UniSA City West campus, 57 North Terrace, Adelaide SA 5000
Cost: Free event, booking required
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Overall, Australia is not a compassionate country and has derided immigrants since the arrival of the Second Fleet.
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