Shepparton News

Refugee advocate speaks at city event

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Refugee and Immigratio­n Legal Centre executive director and human rights lawyer David Manne will speak in Shepparton today.

The event will be hosted by Shepparton initiative Hijack’d as part of its Nourish the Conversati­on series.

Hijack’d’s Betul Tuna said Mr Manne was at the forefront of defending the rights, dignity and lives of asylum seekers, refugees and disadvanta­ged migrants.

Mr Manne has worked in various capacities assisting refugees and asylum seekers for more than 20 years.

During his extensive career, Mr Manne has been the recipient of numerous prestigiou­s awards, including the Law Institute of Victoria Paul Baker Prize for Administra­tive and Human Rights Law, the Law Institute President’s Awards (2006 and 2011), and was shortliste­d for the Australian Human Rights Commission Human Rights Medal in 2011. ● Ms Tuna encouraged the community to attend the free event in the Queen’s Gardens today from 6.30 pm.

 ??  ?? Right: Well-known refugee lawyer David Manne is visiting Shepparton. Picture: AAP/Julian Smith
Right: Well-known refugee lawyer David Manne is visiting Shepparton. Picture: AAP/Julian Smith

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