2017 Menzies Oration "Democratising Data/Building a platform for Indigenous Development"

We are pleased to announce Professor Ian Anderson AO will deliver the 2017 Menzies Oration on Thursday, 23 November at the Menzies Auditorium, Royal Darwin Hospital campus.

Each year, Menzies holds it Oration as a public lecture to stimulate and challenge the Australian public on a topic which is related to our work in Indigenous, global and tropical health, and as the Deputy Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Professor Anderson promises to again deliver.

Event details:

When | Thursday, 23 November, 4.45 pm for 5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Where | Menzies Auditorium, Building 58, Royal Darwin Hospital campus, Casuarina, NT. View RDH mapView Google Map

Cost | This is a free event and light refreshments will be provided.

Registrations | As seating is limited, please register via Sticky Tickets

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2017 Menzies Oration


Professor Ian Anderson AO

Professor Anderson was previously the Foundation Chair, Indigenous Higher Education; Pro Vice-Chancellor (Engagement) at the University of Melbourne. 

He was previously the Foundation Chair of Indigenous Health at the University of Melbourne and has held a number of academic, policy and practice roles in Indigenous health over a thirty-year period. 

In this work he has been an Aboriginal health worker, general practitioner, Chief Executive Officer for the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service and Medical Adviser for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health for the Commonwealth Department of Aboriginal Health.

Other roles include the Director of Research for the Lowitja Institute and related Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health; Chair of the National Indigenous Health Equality Council, Council Member for the National Health and Medical Research Council and a Co-Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Higher Education Council.

His family are Palawa Trowerna from the Pyemairrenner mob in Tasmania which includes Trawlwoolway and Plairmairrenner and related clans.

He is currently Deputy Secretary for Indigenous Affairs, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.