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Besmellah Rezaee

A Passion for Change

NSW Young Lawyers’ 2015 Young Lawyer of the Year is Besmellah Rezaee, 29. He arrived in Australia with his family at the age of 18 with limited English, after fleeing Afghanistan when he was 11. In 2012, he was a finalist for Young Australian of the Year in South Australia. In 2014, he received the inaugural John Gibson AM […]

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Melbourne Coastrek

Melbourne Coastrek

This Friday, I will be walking 30km as a team member of Coastrek Cavaliers in the first ever Melbourne Coastrek. I’m taking on this challenge to support The Fred Hollows Foundation to restore sight to the needlessly blind. Please sponsor my trek and support my efforts to walk 30km this Friday to give the gift […]

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Ed Santow

Wanting to Do Justice

More than 500 lawyers in NSW do voluntary work for the Public Interest Advocacy Centre (PIAC) – primarily for their Homeless Persons’ Legal Service – and many firms provide a range of support, including Allens, which makes their Indigenous Justice Program possible. Julie McCrossin talks to Ed Santow, PIAC’s Chief Executive Officer, about the hallmarks […]

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Julie McCrossin

Support Australian Marriage Equality

Fifteen prominent Australian activists, campaigners and politicians tell William Brougham why they support marriage equality in Australia. Speakers include human rights activist Peter Tatchell and Norrie May-Welby, Lord Mayor of Sydney Clover Moore, broadcaster Julie McCrossin, politicians Alex Greenwich, Jenny Leong, Christine Forster, Penny Sharpe, Bruce Notley Smith and Trevor Khan, the Socialist Alliance’s Rachel Evans, […]

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Mariam Issa

2015 Matija Barisic Oration

An annual Australian Red Cross event, the Oration is dedicated to the work and memory of the late Matija Barisic. This year, in recognition of the International Day of Peace (21 September 2015), the event seeks to recognise and honour the contributions made by all members of our diverse community, towards a humanitarian vision. Please […]

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Wolper Jewish Hospital

Q&A Session: Let’s Talk Dementia

Wolper Jewish Hospital invites you to attend a FREE Q and A session: Let’s Talk Dementia 7.30pm • Wednesday 2 September Event Cinemas, Level 6, Westfield Bondi Junction. Moderated by Julie McCrossin Prof Maria Fiatarone Singh: geriatrician, exercise physiology Prof Jillian Kril: research neuropathologist Prof Perminder Sachdev: neuropsychiatrist Assoc Prof Peter Gonski: geriatrician Special audience members include: […]

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Jennifer Robinson

A Woman of Influence

Jennifer Robinson, legal adviser to Julian Assange and the United Liberation Movement for West Papua, is Director of Legal Advocacy for the Bertha Foundation where she established the Bertha Justice Initiative that supports 120 young lawyers in 16 countries to practise “movement lawyering”. Julie McCrossin speaks to her in London about her work with filmmakers, […]

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Coastrek

Melbourne Coastrek

The inaugural Melbourne Coastrek is on Friday 20 November 2015. Julie is a Patron for Coastrek and will be walking in Melbourne with her team, Coastrek Cavaliers. For more information about Coastrek and/or to register your interest for Melbourne Coastrek 2015, visit the Coastrek website.

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Wolper Jewish Hospital

Q&A Session: Suicide & Depression

Wolper Jewish Hospital invites you to attend a FREE Q and A session: Suicide & Depression 7.30pm • Wednesday 20 May Event Cinemas, Westfield, Bondi Junction. Moderator Julie McCrossin: freelance journalist, facilitator, trainer & speaker Jonathon Nicholas: CEO, Inspire Australia Prof Ian Hickie AM: Executive Director, Brain & Mind Research Institute USYD Prof Helen Christensen: Director, Black Dog […]

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