Melbourne ABC Defenders Rally - Sunday 15 July (SOLD OUT)
Overwhelming public demand
The meeting will be chaired by Peter Greste – the courageous journalist who recently was jailed as a political prisoner in Egypt for 400 days until international pressure caused his release, University of Queensland Professor, and has founded the Alliance for Journalist Freedom.
Also speaking is Magda Szubanski – much loved television and film actor, comedienne, author and crusader for democratic freedoms and other causes, including marriage equality.
Other speakers include
- Margaret Reynolds (ABC Friends National President, former Federal Senator and Cabinet Minister)
- Professor Fiona Stanley AC (former ABC Board Member, World leader in medical science and public health and 2003 Australian of the Year),
- Jon Faine (outstanding ABC Melbourne Radio presenter on 774, author, lawyer and journalist),
- Tim Solly (musician and actor who will also sing our anthem Where Would We Be Without Our ABC?)
- other ABC Defenders and representatives of ABC staff
- plus a roaming mic for attendees to share their voice
PLEASE NOTE: NEW LOCATION DUE TO OVERWHELMING PUBLIC DEMAND
Melbourne Town Hall
90-130 Swanston St, Corner Swanston St & Collins St, Melbourne Vic 3000