For the first time ever, this year all the Australians of the year for 2015 were women and every one of the mentioned human rights in their acceptance speeches so Gillian Triggs thought this was something to talk about and how right she was.
The tickets sold out really fast and Annabel Crabb, ABC journalist and presenter, was leading the discussion and introducing everyone to the event
Gillian Triggs, Clover Moore, Elizabeth Broderick and Aunty Norma also made appearances. It was an inspirational evening.
I watched all of these women and saw how they spoke, how they have gone about being heard in their communities. They all had one thing in common - in order to be all you can be and effect change, it is vital we do it without reaction and going hard. Be women and don't hold back if something needs to be said.
Rights Talks: 2015 Australians of the Year, inspiring change in human rights
One of the key factors in effecting change as women
UTSpeaks - What choices, changes and attitudes can we adopt to have a long life we love?
UTSpeaks is a free public lecture series presented by UTS experts discussing a wide range of important issues confronting contemporary Australia and this week it was out own health and how we can support ourselves to have longer lasting changes in our health.
The forum was moderated by Sophie Scott, the Medical Reporter from ABC News and she did a fantastic job of presenting the subject in the introduction and then giving space for each of the guests to share from their specific areas of expertise how we can engage in our own health. The experts were:
Professor Aaron Coutts, UTS sport and exercise science education and research
A/Professor Kylie Williams, UTS pharmacy education and research
Dr Toby Newton-John, UTS clinical psychology education and research
Mr Caleb Fergusson, UTS cardiovascular and chronic care nursing education
The talk is available to view on their website - see the link here
We all know what we need to do to be healthier -
Rights Talks - regular talks hosted by the Human Rights Commission
UTSpeaks - a series of lectures with experts from the UTS faculty
Unimed Living - a website which has interesting wellbeing articles. This link takes you to a section on psychological wellbeing where you can find some supportive articles on change
Lucy Dahill is the presenter of Stay in the Loop with Lucy, she has a passion for offering people the platform to share their voice. Young, old or somewhere in between we all have wisdom to share if we trust our hearts over our heads.