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Legal presentation at Marbury Chambers

The Northern Territory Intervention

Cathy Eatock presented a CPD/CLE seminar on "The Northern Territory Intervention and Stronger Futures legislation and its impact on Aboriginal self determination and land rights".

Cathy is a Kairi/Gubbi Gubbi woman, whose people come from central Queensland, Australia. She is a founding member of the Aboriginal Rights Coalition, and has played a central role in campaigning against the punitive aspects of the Australian Government’s Northern Territory Intervention. Cathy’s community work extends over twenty years and includes a number of key positions within Aboriginal community organisations, including: The Aboriginal Rights Coalition, Indigenous Screen Australia and was a key member of the National Committee to Defend Black Rights (NCDBR), which campaigned for a Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody. Cathy has also attended the United Nations' Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in 2011, 2012 and 2013 where she successfully advocated for an Expert Study and Workshop on Indigenous Women and Violence. Cathy was also one of five international guest speakers at the Commission on the Status of Women’s preparatory Meeting ‘Survivors Panel’ in December 2012. Cathy has a varied work background, as a documentary film maker for 10 years before working within government as a Senior Policy Officer in the NSW Aboriginal Affairs. Cathy is currently completing her Masters of Human Rights at Sydney University.

This seminar will be followed on by our annual end of term drinks. Aubrey & Purton will entertain us with music from their infinite repertoire of songs, and food and beverages will be served during the course of the evening.