The inaugural Plunkett Lecture was delivered in 1992, initiating a series of annual lectures which address the ethical issues which arise in the allocation and provision of healthcare in Australia. The lectures are one way in which the Plunkett Centre expresses its commitment to intellectual and professional excellence, to fairness and justice, and to the great values of compassion and fellowship in healthcare.
This year’s Plunkett Lecture will be delivered by the eminent author, Mark Tedeschi AM QC, NSW Senior Crown Prosecutor. Mark’s most recent book is entitled, Murder at Myall Creek.
The lecture topic will be John Hubert Plunkett – the first Catholic Solicitor General and Attorney General of NSW – after whom the Plunkett Centre is named. Plunkett presided over the infamous Myall Creek massacre trials – a landmark case in the Australian legal system, and was a leader in establishing civil rights in Australia. His legacy remains relevant today. Tedeschi calls him the “Martin Luther King” of Colonial Australia.
About the ACU Luminaries Series
Throughout the year, the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy hosts public events with internationally acclaimed scholars and experts. Our public lectures, seminars, short courses, workshops and research colloquia explore how social, cultural, political and religious issues impact how we understand our world.