FREE LECTURE: CMSS Panel Discussion: The Role of Political Leadership in Building Communal Harmony
|CMSS Panel Discussion: The Role of Political Leadership in Building Communal Harmony : A panel of distinguished political leaders will discuss the role of political leadership in fostering and sustaining communal harmony.
The Australian Government’s decision to elevate the threat level of violent extremism
in the country against the backdrop of the developments in Iraq and Syria has reignited
debates on the place of Muslims and Islam in Australia. The feeling of being victimised
among some Muslim minority groups coexists with a sense of un-ease among some
Non-Muslims in the wider community. The CMSS, committed to go beyond these
debates, is organizing a series of panel discussions on how to encourage a sense of
community and collaboration in Australia.
A panel of distinguished political leaders will discuss the role of political leadership in
fostering and sustaining communal harmony:
Hon Liz Behjat MLC, is Member for North Metropolitan, The Parliament of Western
Australia. She was first elected in 2008 and was re-elected in 2013. She has served on
various committees of the Parliament and is currently the Chair, Standing Committee on
Senator Rachel Siewert was first elected as a Senator for Western Australia at the 2004
election and commenced her term in July 2005, and was re-elected in 2010. She is the
Australian Greens Whip and chair of the Senate Community Affairs References Committee.
A passionate advocate for a fair, just and compassionate society, she is the Australian
Greens spokesperson on family and community services, ageing and disability, Aboriginal
and Torres Strait Islander issues, agriculture and rural affairs and the marine environment.
Hon Alannah MacTiernan MP was elected to the Federal Parliament, House of
Representatives for Perth, Western Australia, in 2013. She has previously served as a
Member of the Parliament of Western Australia in the Legislative Council (1993-96) and
the Legislative Assembly (1996-2010). She also served as the WA Minister for Planning
and Infrastructure (Feb 2001-September 2008).
Hon. Mr Benjamin (Ben) Sana Wyatt MLA was elected to the Legislative Assembly, The
Parliament of Western Australia, in a by-election held in March 2006 to fill the vacancy
created when the Hon Dr Geoff Gallop resigned. He was awarded the Australian Defence
Medal in 2008. He is currently the Shadow Treasurer, and also the Shadow Minister for
Indigenous Affairs, Native Title and Cost of Living.
Hon Liz Behjat MLC, Senator Rachel Siewert, Hon Alannah MacTiernan MP and Hon. Mr Benjamin (Ben) Sana Wyatt MLA.
Fox Lecture Theatre, Arts Building (G.59), The University of Western Australia
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 17:00
Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:30
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