Human Rights Podcast

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EPISODE ONE - Free and equal in dignity and rights: The Jurists


The episode concerns refugees and human rights. The podcast will be broadcast on 27 July, 3 August and 10 August.

Michael Kirby interview will be in episode 1 broadcast on 27 July 2021.

Michael Kirby Interview - IDAHOBIT 2021


Before the Court: A podcast by the Deakin Law Students’ Society

A recording of an interview with Olivia Gatsios of Deakin Law Students’ Society recorded on 10 May 2021 to mark IDAHOBIT Day 2021.  The International Day Against Homophobia

On Judges and Judging

A recorded interview with Mr Kirby about his work as a High Court Justice.  The recording was made on 19 October 2020 in Sydney. 

Broadcasting the 2010 Wilks Oration on Radio Adelaide

The lecture given in Adelaide in 2010, “The Wilks Oration, was delivered on the topic of a Bill of Rights for Australia”. 

It is a radio broadcast and the views expressed concern the arguments for and against a Bill of Rights for Australia.

Listen back to the broadcast here.

Annual Frank Walker Lecture 2020 with the Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG

A webinar comprising the Frank Walker Memorial Lecture.  The lecture is on prisoners rights and was given from Sydney

Growing up Protestant & Catholic: Two Views – The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG & Gerard Henderson

The podcast is sketched against the background of earlier sectarian attitudes in Australia; the shifting power of the Australian Anglican and Roman Catholic adherents; the labor split in political allegiance; and state aid for Church schools.


Michael Kirby has been elected Patron of QTOPIA alongside Ita Buttrose AC OBE.

QTOPIA will launch Sydney’s gay museum.