Debbie Gibson, Assistant Secretary of the Greens NSW, gave the speech about the life of Juanita Nielsen at the 2012 Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture.
Juanita Neilsen disappeared on July 4th, 1975. It is widely believed that she was murdered but her body has never been found and those responsible have never been brought to justice.
Who was she and why do we have this memorial lecture series in her name? In what way is her story relevant to today?