spoke at the SPC forum of Thursday 19 February in Box Hill. A report is being prepared for our SPC newsletter, and Youtube clips of his talk are being posted.
Phil is President of the Refugee Council of Australia
Director of the Edmund Rice Centre for Justice & Community Education Sydney
Phil was one of the co-founders of Australians for Native Title and Reconciliation (ANTaR) and for ten years was National President. He has served on the Boards of the Australian Council for Social Service (ACOSS), several committees of the Australian Council for Overseas Aid, and the Centre for an Ethical Society.
In recent years, Phil led the Edmund Rice Centre’s research team for the Deported To Danger series which monitored the safety of rejected asylum seekers in 22 countries, and resulted in an internationally screened documentary, A Well Founded Fear. With a background in education and political science, today he is primarily involved in human rights education, peace and reconciliation work, and advocacy on climate change in Australia and internationally.