Lecture Series

HVRF's free lecture series has been showcasing prominent Australians and stimulating debate around the theme of Democracy and a Civil Society since 1996. Two or three lectures are held annually in Newcastle - each attracting between 350 and 750 attendees.

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2013 series featured:

  • Jon Dee, Co-founder of Do Something! and Planet Ark
    Can Individuals really change the world? (Transcript unavailable)

2012 series featured:

2011 series featured:

  • Tim Costello, CEO World Vision Australia
    Lecture Title: Rediscovering Democracy in 21st Century Australia - Download lecture transcript
  • The Hon. Catherine Branson QC, President and Human Rights Commissioner
    Australian Human Rights Commission
    Lecture Title: The empowered citizen: the importance of education and equality for a modern democracy - Download lecture transcript including Q&A session
A complete list of past speakers is available from our lecture series transcripts page.