Our Patron — Michael Kirby

Michael Kir­by, renowned human rights expert, a cham­pi­on of HIV edu­ca­tion and one of the most loved and con­tro­ver­sial legal enti­ties of our time, has accept­ed our invi­ta­tion to become the first Patron of CRANAplus.

We are thrilled to make this announce­ment and we look for­ward to work­ing with Michael Kir­by, for­mer Jus­tice of the High Court, in our endeav­ours to pro­mote the work of our organ­i­sa­tion with­in and beyond the remote health sector. 

Michael was the major keynote speak­er at the 2012 CRANAplus con­fer­ence in Cairns when he expressed his admi­ra­tion for the work done by our organ­i­sa­tion. He has been hap­py to cham­pi­on our cause since that time. 

He has been extreme­ly busy since his retire­ment from the bench and most recent­ly has been appoint­ed Chair of the Human Rights Coun­cil Com­mis­sion of Inquiry to inves­ti­gate Human Rights vio­la­tions in the Demo­c­ra­t­ic People’s Repub­lic of Korea. 

We are thrilled to have such a pres­ti­gious Patron and we are con­fi­dent that we will have a long and pro­duc­tive relationship.