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The 2021 Foenander Lecture will be delivered by Rachel Doyle SC.
During 2020, in response to the revelation that former justice of the High Court, Justice Dyson Heydon, had been the subject of an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment committed against associates at the Court, Rachel Doyle SC wrote and spoke widely on the topics of sexual harassment, new ways of teaching consent and the culture of silence in the legal profession. In early 2021, she published the book Power & Consent (part of the In the National Interest series published by Monash University Press).
In this year’s Foenander lecture, Rachel Doyle SC will talk about the themes in relation to sexual harassment and power which underpin her book, and address them in the wider context of developments in industrial and employment law over the last 20 years - including the shift from collective action to individual complaints.
How we’re using science to fix the mess we’ve made.
From introduced invasive species to pollution and climate change, we’re now facing a lot of issues that society has created itself. This Dean’s Lecture will explore scientific solutions to anthropogenic problems, with speeches including:
- Saving urban platypus with smart rainwater tanks (& their owners!)
- Are toad-smart quolls the key to saving a species?
- Can we save our coral reefs? Building a toolbox for when greenhouse gas mitigation isn’t enough.
- Identifying unknown problem chemicals in the environment
These will be followed by a Q&A panel with all speakers.
This lecture will be hosted online and in-person. Please select your preferred option when booking tickets.