Lateral Events Presents Geoffrey Robertson QC - It's No Longer Hypothetical



POST TRUTH • BREXIT • TRUMP • ROYAL FAMILY • STOLEN HISTORY

 

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED

In response to the continued COVID-19 pandemic this event has been postponed from Wednesday 4 November 2020, 7.30pm to Saturday 22 May 2021, 7.30pm.

All tickets purchased for the original dates will be valid for the rescheduled date; you don’t need to do anything. If you are unable to attend the new date, you can request a refund by contacting Ticketmaster, however, we, and all of those behind the scenes who produce the show, would very much appreciate it if you would retain your tickets for the new date if you are able to.

 

One of the world’s great minds brings it back home, to challenge fellow Australians and to explain what is happening in and to the world.
 
Experience a provocative, insightful and witty evening with international human rights judge and barrister Geoffrey Robertson QC, as he analyses Brexit and Trump in a post-truth era and calls for Australia’s constitutional regeneration after the bushfires. He will explain what is really happening to the royal family and to Julian Assange, how fake news distorts democracy and why the rich will inherit the earth.
 
This is a show that will give you an insight into Geoffrey Robertson’s life and famous cases, and his current crusade to restore cultural property to the people – including indigenous Australians – from whom it has been stolen.
 
 
About Geoffrey Robertson:
 
Geoffrey Robertson AO QC is a barrister, author and one-time host of “Geoffrey Robertson’s Hypotheticals” on the ABC. He is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers; now the largest human rights practice in Europe; where he has been mentor to Amal Clooney, Jen Robinson, Keir Starmer and others.
 
Robertson was born and bred in Sydney. A Rhodes scholarship took him to England where he is now based, and he holds dual citizenship. He is a Master of the Middle Temple and a visiting professor at the New College of Humanities. His autobiography, “Rather His Own Man – In Courts with Tyrants, Tarts and Troublemakers” was published by Penguin/Random House in 2018.
 
From his outspoken leadership of students in the 60s to his work fighting for the lives of death row inmates, GR’s career has been marked by courage, determination and fierce independence. He was involved in the prosecution of General Pinochet and Hastings Banda and in the defence of Salman Rushdie, Mike Tyson, Julian Assange and Lula (former president of Brazil). Among much else, he secured Yulia Tymoshenko’s release from prison in Ukraine, exposed the Medellin Cartel’s gun-running in the Caribbean and helped restore democracy in Fiji. He is credited with changing the way we think about human rights, notably through his book “Crimes Against Humanity”.

 

 

  • Saturday 22 May 2021 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Premium $157.95
  • A Reserve $106.97
  • B Res – FT Student $70.27
  • B Reserve $86.58
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Getting here

BY TRAM: Tram routes 96, 109 and 12 (Stop 124A Casino/MCEC) will all take you to our Clarendon Street entrance. Otherwise, tram routes 70, 75 and the City Circle (Stop D5) take you to Flinders Street. From there, it’s just a short walk up Clarendon Street until you reach us. For tram timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TRAIN: Our closest station is Southern Cross. Once you exit the station, you can catch the 96, 109 or 12 tram routes and arrive at MCEC in just a few stops. For train timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY CAR: If you’re being dropped off at the Exhibition Centre, our Clarendon Street entrance is the closest entrance. If you’re getting a lift to the Convention Centre, the entrance near DFO is the closest drop off point. If you’re driving in, our Exhibition Centre car park can be accessed via Normanby Road. You can view more parking options below.

BY BUS: From Monday to Friday, bus route 237 goes via Southern Cross Station to Lorimer Street, which is roughly a five-minute walk to MCEC. For bus timetables or further trip planning, use Public Transport Victoria’s Journey Planner.

BY TAXI OR UBER: If you’re heading to the Exhibition Centre, ask your taxi or Uber driver to drop you off at MCEC’s Clarendon Street entrance. If you’re going to the Convention Centre, ask your driver to drop you off at Convention Centre Place, next to Pan Pacific Melbourne and DFO South Warf. We have two nearby taxi ranks – Crown, Clarendon Street and DFO, Convention Centre Place.

When you arrive from Melbourne Airport (also known as Tullamarine Airport), you have three options. You can catch a taxi from outside your terminal or request an Uber by following the signs outside your terminal to the pick up zones. You can also get the Skybus, which has a service called the Southbank Docklands Express that stops at the Clarendon Street entrance of MCEC. Receive 5% discount on purchasing tickets online by entering the promotional code ‘MCEC5’.

Parking

Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road Clearance Height: 2.2 metres Please note that our car park can reach capacity early in the day during busy events.

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Corner of Siddeley Street and Flinders Street, Docklands Clearance Height: 1.9 metres

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Normanby Road and Munro Street. Collect a validation ticket when making a purchase from DFO and receive a 50 per cent discount on your parking rate.

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Company: Wilson Parking Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Convention Centre Place or Munro Street Clearance Height: 2.1 metres

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Company: Care Park Opening hours: 24/7 hours Enter/Exit: Munro Street

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Eating there

Shed Café - Exhibition Centre Doors 1-10

The ideal spot for coffee on the go. Treat yourself to delicious house-made cakes and pastries while overlooking the Yarra River and South Wharf boardwalk. For lunch, choose from a selection of fresh, seasonal salads and sandwiches made using Victoria’s finest produce.

Plenary Café - Convention Centre

The perfect place to relax. If you’re waiting for an event or simply a bit peckish between meetings, stop by Plenary Café for home-made jaffles, toasties, salads and wraps. Plenary Café has all your cravings covered.

Goldfields Café + Bar - Exhibition Centre Doors 11-21

Goldfields Cafe + Bar will be closed from Monday 16th of March until further notice. The newest Café and Bar on the block. With its vibrant dining atmosphere, it's the ideal place for breakfast made to order, share plates and best of Victorian wines to keep discussing the day's event or just relax. A must visit!

Accessibility

Wheelchair access

There are accessible toilets, ramps and lifts throughout our venue, including lift access from the car parks. If you’d like to hire a wheelchair from us, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email us at customerservice@mcec.com.au.

Vision impairment

Braille is provided on all room door signage and fixed directional signage throughout the venue. MCEC is guide dog friendly and welcomes any registered assistance dogs into all areas of the building.

Assisted hearing

Most meeting rooms within the Convention Centre are equipped with TTA Hearing Assisted telephones, and we have other hearing assisted devices available to hire. To book, call our Customer Service team on +61 3 9235 8000 or email customerservice@mcec.com.au.

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Parent Rooms

Our Parent Rooms offer a comfortable and private space for parents and children. Located in both the Convention and Exhibition Centres, these feature everything you need to change or feed in privacy and comfort.

Cloak room

Looking for somewhere to store your coat, pram or luggage? Visit our Customer Service desk at either the Convention Centre Place or Clarendon Street entrances and our friendly staff will happily lighten your load.

Charging Stations

Power on with work or finish off that assignment at one of our many conveniently located charging stations throughout the building.

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