|Publication status||Published - Jul 2015|
|Event||2015 Advancing Community Cohesion: Towards a National Compact Conference - Western Sydney University, Paramatta, Australia|
Duration: 15 Jul 2015 → 17 Jul 2015
|Conference||2015 Advancing Community Cohesion|
|Period||15/07/15 → 17/07/15|
|Other||The 'Advancing Community Cohesion – Towards a National Compact' Conference was hosted by Western Sydney University from 15-17 July 2015 at the University's Parramatta South campus.|
ACC2015 was a resounding success. The Governor General opened the Conference on 15 July. The following two days of the conference comprised of 19 sessions with 79 speakers, including Prof. Peter Shergold AC, Chancellor of Western Sydney University, Senator The Hon. Concetta Fierravanti-Wells, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Social Services, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG, Retired Justice of the High Court of Australia, H.E. Dr Hassan El-Laithy, Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Dr Tim Soutphommasane, Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Wilson, Human Rights Commissioner, numerous senior government officials, scholars from throughout Australia and community representatives, including those from FECCA and Muslim groups. Indeed, the 350 ACC2015 participants included all key actors who are at the forefront of community cohesion advancement in the country.