Castan Centre Symposium on Indigenous Birth Registration and Birth Certificates

Program

1 December 2009


Aunty Joy Murphy-Wandin
    
     Welcome to Country
Dr Paula Gerber

     Opening remarks - The experience of Indigenous Victorians
     relating to birth registration and birth certificates

     Symposium presentation -
     The experience of Indigenous Victorians relating to birth registration and birth certificates
     Articles -
     Making Indigenous Australians' Disappear
     Making Visible the Problem of Invisibility


Elaine Terrick
    
     'Being Nobody' - A firsthand account of birth registration/certificate problems


Joel Orenstein
Solicitor


     Difficulties faced by Victorian Aborigines in obtaining identification

     Symposium presentation -
     Being Nobody: Difficulties faced by Koori Victorians in obtaining ID
     Article -
     The difficulties faced by Aboriginal Victorians in obtaining identification

PLAN Australia

     The international context - How are these problems being addressed in 
     other countries

     Symposium presentation -
     Count Every Child 


Frank Guivarra
CEO, Victorian Aboriginal
Legal Service


     Potential Legal Solutions

     Symposium paper
     

Melissa Castan

     Concluding remarks and discussion