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Michael Kirby to speak at VHA conference

Posted 31 August 2017

Former High Court judge and human rights activist Michael Kirby AC CMG will headline day two of the VHA 2017 Annual Conference.

VHA CEO Tom Symondson announced today that Australia’s longest-serving judge will be a keynote at the conference, Humanity in health from 5-6 October at the MCG.

“Justice Kirby is acknowledged as having one of Australia’s most compassionate and incisive legal minds,” Mr Symondson said today. “We are delighted to have him on the bill, his involvement is a coup.

“His work with a wide range of social, political, scientific, economic, religious, education and humanitarian issues – including with the LGBTI community – has earned him widespread respect.

“He is an ideal person to fit in with this year’s conference theme of Humanity in health,”  Mr Symondson said.

Justice Kirby has undertaken many international activities for the United Nations and the OECD, is Honorary Professor at 12 universities and was awarded the Australian Human Rights Medal.

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