The Hon Bob Debus to give Sir Frank Kitto lecture

Published 08 November 2012

The Honourable Bob Debus, lawyer, journalist and former Attorney General, Minister for Corrections, Minister for Environment and Minister for Emergency Services in NSW and Federal Minister for Home Affairs, will give the upcoming Sir Frank Kitto Annual Public Lecture, Hosted by the Research Committee of the School of Law, University of New England.

The title of his lecture is: “The Devils Triangle: civil liberty and the relationship between the law, the media and the parliament.”

“An independent legal system, a free press and an elected parliament are the basic institutions of democracy,” writes Mr Debus. “Nevertheless at historical times of threat and fear both editorial opinion and public attitudes can easily turn against the fundamental values of justice that have been supported by lawyers and the law or centuries.”

Friday 23rd November
3pm for afternoon refreshments
4pm Public Lecture

LT4 John Dillon Lecture Theatre (next to the Law Library)
Wing 42, EBL Building,
Parking is available on the Short Run which is off Trevenna Road (behind St Mark’s Church)
Faculty of the Professions, University of New England

For further information and RSVP: Belinda Eastgate 02 6773 2091