RACS is proud to present a thought provoking discussion with two passionate and determined advocates for people seeking asylum.
Join Kerryn Phelps and RACS Principal Solicitor Sarah Dale as they discuss their drive for equality, a more humane Australian refugee policy, concern for the current state of human rights issues and how we as a community can come together to make a difference.
This critical and very timely conversation will be led by journalist, broadcaster and communications consultant, Stephen Feneley.
Kerryn Phelps is one of Australia’s best known medical doctors, a civil rights advocate and most recently, a politician. She is the first woman and first LGBT+ person to be elected president of the Australian Medical Association and was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2011.
In 2018, Dr Phelps was elected to the House of Representatives as an Independent. During her time in Parliament she worked tirelessly towards getting children and their families off Nauru and led the passage of the Medevac Law.
Sarah Dale is the Principal Solicitor at the Refugee Advice & Casework Service. She heads up the legal practice, ensuring people seeking asylum have access to legal support and are given a fair hearing.
She has worked extensively with children detained on Christmas Island facing transfer to Nauru and represented refugees with their claims before the UN Human Rights Committee. Her appearance at UN consultations in the UK and Belgium have ensured Australia’s human rights record has been discussed in an international setting.