Matt Laffan memorial address in social justice

27 June 2012

Matt Laffan Address in Social Justice

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Andrew Buchanan, Chair of the NSW Disability Council and Consultant

Guest speaker

Peter FitzSimons, Motivational Speaker, Sports Commentator, Columnist and Author


Lee Burns, Professor of Taxation Law

On Sunday 1 March 2009, Sydney Law School alumnus Matt Laffan passed away after he fought and lost the biggest battle of his colourful and active life. In memoriam of the significant impact Matt has had in his short life, Sydney Law School has established an annual social justice address in his honour.

This year's address will be held on Wednesday 27 June, commencing with a recollection of Matt Laffan by Andrew Buchanan, followed by an address on Social Justice and Sport by Peter FitzSimons.

Matt Laffan had severe disabilities, but he will be remembered most for his impressive abilities. With enormous enthusiasm for life, Matt grabbed opportunities and made the most of them.

Peter FitzSimons is one of Australia's most prominent and successful media and publishing identities. His busy professional life involves co-hosting the breakfast program on Sydney's Radio 2UE, writing weekly columns for the Sydney Morning Herald and Sun Herald newspapers, appearing on Foxtel's Back Page television show and, when time permits, authoring best-selling books. A correspondent for London's Daily Telegraph as well, he is also in high demand as a guest speaker and presenter.

Andrew Buchanan is widely acknowledged as one of Australia's most exceptionally gifted and experienced communicators, in front of and behind the microphone, with unique expertise in staff motivation and facilitating corporate change acquired during his 25 year rise to senior management in the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1.5 MCLE/CPD units.

Time: 6-7.30pm (registration from 5.30pm)

Location: Sydney Law School, Building F10, Eastern Avenue, University of Sydney

Cost: Free - registration essential

Contact: Event Coordinator

Phone: 9351 0429

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