September 2016

September 2016

The Power of Parks - Launceston

Celebrating the Centenary of Tasmanian Parks, ​join us for a look at the benefits of national parks to conservation, the economy, community health and the Tasmanian identity.


  • Distinguished Professor Jamie Kirkpatrick, Head of Discipline for Geography and Spatial Sciences, University of Tasmania
  • Saul Eslake, internationally acclaimed economist and social commentator

Public Forum  Launceston  Lecture Theatre 5, Sir Raymond Ferrall Centre, Newnham Campus

2016 Menzies Debate - The Stem Cell Revolution: More hype than hope?

A panel of six experts from research and practice put forward arguments for and against the potential of stem cell science.


  • Associate Professor Tracey Dickson, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Kaylen Young, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Associate Professor Alex Hewitt, Menzies Institute for Medical Research
  • Dr Joy Rathjen, University of Tasmania
  • Associate Professor Megan Munsie, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Dominic Row, Macquarie University

Public Forum  Hobart  Medical Science Precinct, Corner of Campbell and Liverpool Streets, Hobart

Building Access to Justice: Overcoming inequities

A community conversation on measures to build access to justice and over inquities for children, people with disability and complex communication needs in Tasmania, Victoria, NSW and South Australia.


  • Ms Robin Bank, Tasmanian Anti-Discrimination Commissioner
  • Ms Jenny Dixon, Speak Out Advocacy
  • Professor Bernadette McSherry, University of Melbourne
  • Ms Terese Henning, Tasmanian Law Reform Institute
  • Dr Ruth McCausland, University of New South Wales
  • Dr David Plater, University of Adelaide
  • Ms Emily Harper, University of Adelaide

Seminar  Hobart  Seminar Room 132, Faculty of Law, Grosvenor Street