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The theme of this event is The shackles of justice: the impact of the British/Australian legal system on Aboriginal West Australians from colonisation to the present.
About the speaker:
Adjunct Professor Dennis Eggington is a Nyoongar man from the south-west region of Western Australia who has dedicated his life to working with and for his people to advance the rights of Indigenous peoples in this country. A committed advocate for social justice he has held the role of Chief Executive Officer with the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia since 1996. One of six National Directors on the National Congress of Australia's First Peoples, Dennis Eggington was awarded the Indigenous Leadership Award' at the 2011 WA Citizen of the Year Awards, was named the 2010 National NAIDOC Person of the Year and is a former recipient of NAIDOC Perth Awards and the John Curtin Medal. A member of the National Judicial College of Australia's Aboriginal Cross Cultural Committee, Dennis also represents the Aboriginal Legal Service of WA nationally through his involvement with the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Legal Services and holds a Ministerial position on the National Legal Assistance Advisory Body. Dennis Eggington has worked tirelessly and made invaluable contributions over many years, to ensure that Aboriginal people in this state have access to justice.
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