10th Annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration
The 10th Annual Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration will be held on Thursday, 17 February 2022 at the Wheeler Centre. Our eminent speaker for this special event will be The Hon Tony Pagone QC, a former judge of the Federal Court of Australia, who has made a significant contribution to Australian public life during his distinguished legal career. Mr Pagone was also a founding councillor of the Italian Australian Institute and served four years as President of CO.AS.IT, a foundational member organisation of ECCV.
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Annual Walter Lippman Memorial Oration
The Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration is held each year to commemorate the outstanding work of one of ECCV’s founders, Walter Lippmann, who was a strong advocate, over a long period of time, for many issues relating to ethnic communities within Victoria and throughout Australia.
The 2020 Oration was cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions. The 2019 Oration was delivered by Professor Marcia Langton AM, to mark the United Nations Year of Indigenous Languages.
Previous presenters of the oration have included eminent barrister and human rights activist Julian Burnside AO QC, former head of the Australian Human Rights Commission, Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs and former Justice of the High Court of Australia, The Hon Michael Kirby AC.
We thank the Lippmann family for their ongoing support.
2019 Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration
The 2019 Walter Lippmann Memorial Oration honoured the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages through the oration by Professor Marcia Langton, an outstanding Australian.
Professor Langton is an anthropologist and geographer, and since 2000 has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. She has produced a large body of knowledge in the areas of political and legal anthropology, Indigenous agreements and engagement with the minerals industry, and Indigenous culture and art.
In 1993, she was made a member of the Order of Australia in recognition of her work in anthropology and the advocacy of Aboriginal rights.
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We are proud to recognise the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation, as the first Australians, cultural leaders and traditional custodians of the land from which we advocate for ethnic community groups. We pay our respects to their elders, past & present.