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Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture series

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Lee Rhiannon 27 Jun 2017

Since 2001, Lee Rhiannon has hosted the annual Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture to commemorate the life and times of Juanita Nielsen and the Green Bans, and to encourage recognition of women in public life who are standing up on issues that matter. The lecture is open to the public and the guest speaker addresses the audience on an issue of current concern.

Senator Rhiannon has hosted this event first as Greens NSW Member of the Legislative Council and spokesperson for women from 2001 to 2010, and then as Australian Greens senator and spokesperson for women from 2011 to 2014. Her annual celebration of Juanita Nielsen's life has continued since then.

Each year a prominent woman delivers a speech about a significant public issue. A speech is also delivered about the life of Juanita Nielsen.

Year

Guest Lecturer

Speaker on Juanita's Life

Chair

2017 Natalie Lang Abigail Boyd Aesha Hussain 

2016

Maha Abdo

Sylvie Ellsmore

Nina Hallas

2015

Kellie Tranter

Rita Mallia

Linda Eisler

2014

Ruby Hamad

Jenny Leong

Therese Doyle

2013

Anne Gardiner

Fee Mozeley

Darelle Duncan

2012

Sarah Maddison

Debbie Gibson

Irene Doutney

2011

Jane Caro

Mehreen Faruqi

Bronislava Lee

2010

Sylvia Hale

Shirley Fitzgerald

Conny Harris

2009

Larissa Behrendt

Eleanor Gibbs

Christine Donayre

2008

Sue Bradford

Cate Faehrmann

Mary Hawkins

2007

Kerry Nettle

Caroline Graham

Jan Davis

2006

Jocelynn Scutt

Rebecca Reilley

Pippa McInnes

2005

Jo Vallentine

Lesa de Leau

Kelly Marks

2004

Anne Summers

Sally McManus

Carol Berry

2003

Maree O'Halloran

Rae Francis

Soraya Kassim

2002

Christine Milne

Sylvia Hale

Trish Mullins

2001

Bev Baker

Wendy Bacon

Kerry Nettle

 
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