2-for-1 tickets arrive right on time for all-star Vivid Sydney human rights show

Vivid Sydney festivalgoers looking for some fabulous intellectual entertainment can now have double the fun at the Rights On Time panel show on Thursday 6 June with a 2-for-1 ticket offer now available!

Get set for the time of your rights as ‘sleek geek’ Adam Spencer corrals some of Australia’s favourite TV personalities, comedians, legal eagles and social justice advocates as they travel through time to save the future from rights gone wrong.

Australia is the only liberal democracy in the world without a charter or bill of rights, and the show explores how an Australian Human Rights Act would help improve how people in Australia experience justice, equity, compassion and respect.

The panel includes:

  • Writer, academic and TV presenter Waleed Aly
  • International human rights lawyer Jennifer Robinson (represents Julian Assange)
  • International jurist, educator and former High Court judge Michael Kirby
  • Writer, commentator and social justice advocate Sisonke Msimang
  • First Nations advocate and AFL Diversity & Inclusion Gen. Mngr Tanya Hosch
  • Australian Human Rights Commission President Em. Prof. Rosalind Croucher
  • Writer, presenter and comedian Nazeem Hussain (beaming in from the future via video)

The show puts a fresh spin on the panel format by locating Nazeem Hussain in a hypothetical 2034, where a populist government has a created a bleak future with compulsory brain implants, backyard nuclear waste dumps, AI judges, outback water wars, Pacific climate refugee crackdowns and Centrelink debt recovery gulags.

Nazeem uses his hilarious satire to set the scene for each issue which the panel then explores from a range of perspectives, including the ways in which a Human Rights Act would provide people and communities with increased protection from breaches of their rights.

The show is the curtain raiser for the Free + Equal Human Rights Conference on Friday 6 June, a landmark national gathering of hundreds of human rights advocates and supporters aimed at paving the way for the introduction of an Australian Human Rights Act: www.freeandequal.com.au

The conference is being presented by the Australian Human Rights Commission. Commission President Em. Prof. Rosalind Croucher said: “A week before the conference, the Federal Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights is set to release its highly-anticipated report about whether an Australian Human Rights Act should be enacted.

“Our Rights On Time panel show provides a wonderfully entertaining way for people to engage with this very significant potential reform to Australia’s legal and administrative frameworks that would change the face of human rights in our country.

“Our new offer means tickets for the show are now available from as low as $35. We’re eager to inform as many people as possible about the benefits of a Human Rights Act, so I encourage anyone with an interest in how human rights are practised in Australia to take advantage of this generous offer to attend this very timely and entertaining discussion about advancing human rights in Australia.”

Rights On Time

  • Thu 6 June, 7pm – 8.30pm
  • Hyatt Regency Grand Ballroom, Sydney
  • Tickets from $35 – $150
  • BOOK NOW: www.freeandequal.com.au

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