Tuesday, 10 October 2006

World Day events in Australia

Amnesty International Australia has organised events and individual activities for the World Day Against the Death Penalty, including:
  • Sydney - 5:30pm - "Australia and the death penalty" forum, speakers: Lex Lasry QC, Dr Michael Fullilove (The Lowy Institute for International Policy), Michael Walton (NSW Council of Civil Liberties)
  • Brisbane - 5:30pm - lantern procession through the city streets, ending at the Old Windmill on Wickham Terrace, where people were hanged in 1841
  • Melbourne - 6:00pm - 8:00pm - candle-lit vigil against the death penalty in Federation Square; participants are urged to dress in black and white and bring a candle
  • Cairns - 6:00pm - Cairns residents are screening the film ‘Too Flawed to Fix’ at James Cook University, Cairns Campus.
For further information, please see AI Australia's World Day pages.

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