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Please join us at our 2023 Annual Dinner to celebrate and support the work of Jesuit Social Services!

We are thrilled to reconnect with you after not being able to hold this event since 2019.

  • Date: 25th March 2023, 7.00pm–11.00pm
  • Venue: Q Events, 123 Queen Street, Melbourne
  • Ticket Price: $230 – tables of 10 are available

The evening will include dinner, drinks, raffles, a silent auction, entertainment, and, of course, the Frank Costigan QC keynote address.

This year, the address will be delivered by Senator Malarndirri McCarthy. Senator McCarthy is a Yanyuwa Garrawa woman, the Assistant Minister for Indigenous Australians and Indigenous Health, and a Labor senator for the Northern Territory.

About our Guest Speaker, Senator Malarndirri McCarthy

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy has been a senator for the Northern Territory since 2016 and was a member of the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly between 2005 and 2012. A descendant of the Yanyuwa and Garrawa people of Borroloola in the Gulf of Carpentaria, her political career has been characterised by her advocacy for First Nations land rights and cultural and linguistic justice. Formerly a journalist, Senator McCarthy spent 20 years working for the ABC, SBS and NITV, receiving Walkley Award nominations in 2013 and 2014 and the inaugural Journalism Award at the 2013 Deadly Awards. She is passionate about raising First Nations voices and ensuring justice and equity for all Australians.

Senator Malarndirri McCarthy with deliver the 2023 the Frank Costigan QC keynote address

About Jesuit Social Services

Jesuit Social Services is a social change organisation working to build a just society where all people can live to their full potential.

We do and we influence.  We accompany people and communities to foster and regenerate the web of relationships that sustain us all – across people, place and planet – and we work to change policies, practices, ideas and values that perpetuate inequality, prejudice and exclusion.