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  • International Day of the Imprisoned Writer: Stan Grant Lecture

    On November 15th we were honoured to feature Stan Grant as our special guest speaker to acknowledge the day of the Imprisoned Writer.

    Stan earlier in the month made TV history as the first Indigenous anchor of a prime-time current affairs program on the ABC. His speech IQ2 debate series has been widely acknowledged as one of the most powerful ever heard on the IQ2 stage, and indeed, in recent Australian history.

    click on the ‘read more’ link below to hear a podcast of Stan’s discussion about the value of freedom of speech.

     

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  • Guerilla guide to the new data retention laws

    October 11, 2016
    Marque Lawyers Level 4, 343 George Street Sydney, New South Wales 2000

    Mass surveillance and metadata are today’s battleground. The Federal Government continues its rolling thunder campaign of intrusive and poorly drafted national security legislation. and no proper case has been made for this increase in capability for surveillance of private citizens. 

    In this discussion lead by Michael Bradley, Managing Partner of boutique law firm Marque Lawyers, you will find out more about who in the government can get your metadata, what can they do with it, and how can you keep their grubby hands off it…

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The Sydney PEN Centre would like to thank the Newtown Literary Lunch for their incredibly generous donation to PEN. This donation was made possible because the following writers gave so generously of their time to speak free of charge at the Newtown Literary Lunch:
· Bernard Cohen
· Tom Carment
· Jill Margo
· Robyn Williams
· Meredith Burgmann
· Julie Rose
· Sue Williams
· Geraldine Doogue
· Grahame Bond
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What an eloquent brief speech on freedom of expression - the cost of it. From the 2016 Copyright Agency Author Fellow Melissa Lucashenko on receiving the $80,000 award last night in Sydney before she raced to catch a plane and get on her way to China. ... See MoreSee Less

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A huge thank you to Stan Grant for his fantastic speech to acknowledge the #dayoftheimprisonedwriter ... See MoreSee Less

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