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Leanne Smith


Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women

This video accompanies the Whitlam Legacy Paper "Revisiting the revolution: Whitlam and women", written by the late Susan Ryan AO.

Reimagining our foreign policy: in conversation with Senator Penny Wong

Penny Wong, Labor’s spokesperson on Foreign Affairs and Leader of the Opposition in the Senate, joined Whitlam Institute Director and former senior UN official, Leanne Smith, to talk about the future of Australia’s place in the world.
Policy report

No one left behind: implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in Australia

This research project aims to identify the emergent national best practice examples of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) implementation – including governance structures, policy and planning – to assist Australia to improve its SDG performance for the benefit of all Australians.

Human rights + technology: a community consultation with the Australian Human Rights Commission

In this video, Human Rights Commissioner Edward Santow and Whitlam Institute Director Leanne Smith discuss the implications of emerging technologies and Artificial Intelligence (AI) on Human Rights.

Cast adrift: Australia risks its international standing over asylum-seeker policies

The ‘Nauru files,’ which detail reports of abuse in Australia’s asylum-seeker detention centre on Nauru, have received global attention since their release. They should provide a flashpoint for the Turnbull government to reassess the longstanding policy of offshore detention of asylum seekers before more serious...