Working towards a more compassionate society
‘When it comes to our future, misplaced optimism is as dangerous as blind faith. What is needed is the courage to face the way things are, and the wisdom and imagination to work out how to make things better.’
– Hugh Mackay, Australia Reimagined
What would it take to create a more cohesive, resilient and compassionate Australia? How can we come together to face the nation’s biggest challenges?
Join best-selling author and social researcher Hugh Mackay, in conversation with Cassandra Goldie (CEO, Australian Council of Social Service) and Jonathon Hunyor (CEO, Public Interest Advocacy Centre), with moderator Avani Dias (ABC triple J) for this special public forum.
When: Wednesday 16 October 2019, 6.30-7.30pm
Where: Alastair Mackerras Theatre, Sydney Grammar School, Darlinghurst – entry via Stanley Street
Tickets: General admission $30/$15 for students, via TryBooking
Enquiries: If you have any requirements that will assist you to participate in this event, please contact PIAC directly via email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (02) 8989 6500
Parking: There is limited parking on school grounds. Metered street parking may be available nearby or at Wilson Parking on Riley St or Enacon Parking via Cathedral Street.
All funds raised will support the Public Interest Advocacy Centre’s social justice work.
Hugh Mackay AO
Hugh Mackay is a social researcher and bestselling author of 19 books, including his latest: Australia Reimagined. Hugh has been deputy chairman of the Australia Council for the Arts, chairman of trustees of Sydney Grammar School and the inaugural chairman of the ACT’s Community Inclusion Board.
Dr Cassandra Goldie
Cassandra Goldie is the CEO of ACOSS. With public policy expertise in economic and social issues, social justice and human rights, Cassandra has represented the interests of people in civil society, especially people facing disadvantage.
Jonathon Hunyor is the CEO of PIAC. He has practised for over 20 years as a lawyer in NSW and the NT, specialising in criminal law, discrimination and human rights, migration and refugee law and Aboriginal land rights.
Avani Dias (moderator)
Avani Dias is a cross-media reporter for triple j’s youth current affairs program, Hack. Avani has worked across the ABC as a reporter on TV, radio, and online in Sydney and western NSW, and has anchored the 7PM TV News bulletin in Darwin.