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Meeting Agenda

  1. Minutes of the Spring Ordinary Meeting held on Friday 20 September 2019
  2. Amendments and motion of acceptance of minutes
  3. Business arising from the minutes 
  4. Correspondence
  5. Results of Convocation Elections for Warden, Deputy Warden, Members of the Council of Convocation and one Member to Senate
  6. Vice-Chancellor's Report
  7. Guild President's Report
  8. Warden's Report 
  9. Convocation Officer's Report
  10. Other Business
  11. Q & A session


Convocation invites all graduates and other members to its Autumn Ordinary Meeting for 2020.

Date: Friday 20 March 2020
Time: 6.00pm for 6.30pm start
Location: Banquet Hall, University Club

Please confirm your attendance (for catering purposes) or send your apologies by Friday, 6 March

Come along to the 2020 Autumn Ordinary Meeting of Convocation

Keynote address - "The Civic University in Australia, Indigenous and Community Reconciliation"

Guest Speaker:Professor Tom Calma AO

Guest Speaker

Professor Tom Calma AO, Chancellor of the University of Canberra and Co-Chair of the Senior Advisory Group of the Voice to Government review

Prof Calma is an Aboriginal Elder from the Kungarakan (Koong ara kun) tribal group and a member of the Iwaidja (Ee wad ja) tribal group whose traditional lands are south west of Darwin and on the Cobourg Peninsula in the Northern Territory of Australia, respectively.  He has been involved in Indigenous affairs at a local, community, state, national and international level and worked in the public sector for over 45 years and is currently on a number of boards and committees focusing on rural and remote Australia, health, education, justice reinvestment, research, leadership, reconciliation and economic development.

Prof Calma was the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner at the Australian Human Rights Commission from 2004 to 2010.  He also served as Race Discrimination Commissioner from 2004 until 2009 and was a senior diplomat in India and Vietnam from 1995 to 2002.


He will tease out why Voice.Treaty.Trust are important to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and Australian society in general, how far we have come in the reconciliation movement and finish on some of the major events to take place in 2020 to celebrate the 20 year anniversary since the bridge walks and the 250th Anniversary of James Cook's first voyage to Australia and the Pacific in 1770.

Autumn Ordinary Meeting Papers