Symposium on Australia Achieving Universal Birth Registration

Date:     Tuesday 2nd December 2014

Time:     9.30am - 4.30pm

Venue:  Monash University Law Chambers, 555 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 

Catering will be provided

Contact Sophie.Shugg@plan.org.au to RSVP

Places Limited - RSVP is Essential

The Castan Centre for Human Rights Law, Plan International Australia and UNICEF Australia are delighted to invite you to this important symposium on Achieving Universal Birth Registration in Australia. There will be a range of experts discussing the issue and exploring ways to practically and progressively ensure that the birth of ALL Australians is registered. With a particular focus on barriers to birth registration encountered by Indigenous Australians and Cultural and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) communities, the symposium will enable

  • The sharing of best practices in both Australia and globally; the identification of opportunities to scale up existing local solutions;
  • A discussion of the role that civil society, governments (state and federal) and Indigenous and CALD communities can play in overcoming birth registration barriers.
  • An exploration of whether a consortium should be created to advocate for universal birth registration across Australia.
Click here to download the program

Please find below the link to the Castan Centre Indigenous Birth Registration project website for people who want to find out more about the issue: 

http://indigenousbirthreg.org/IndigenousBirthRegistration/Introduction.html

Find below the speakers presentations:

Click here to download Paula Gerber's presentation

Click here to download Sophie Shugg's presentation

Click here to download Rod Hagen's presentation

Click here to download Merrin Mason's presentation

Click here to download Cate Sumner's presentation

Click here to download Kate Freeman's presentation

Click here to download Will Winter's presentation