CDU to figure at 2020 Summit 


Key staff members from Charles Darwin University (CDU) will have a voice in Prime Minister Kevin Rudd’s upcoming 2020 Summit in Canberra.

The Summit will bring together 1000 of the best and brightest people from across the country to tackle the long-term challenges confronting Australia’s future.

All Schools within CDU’s Institute of Advanced Studies are represented at the summit. Participants include Professor Stephen Garnett, Associate Professor Tess Lea, Professor Jonathan Carapetis, and Dr Ngiare Brown. Mr Joe Morrison and Ms Kate Andrews of the North Australia Indigenous Land and Sea Management Alliance, and Mr Michael Gooda, of the Cooperative Research Centre for Aboriginal Health organisations hosted by CDU Schools, are also participating.

Dr Brown said every person who attended the summit had a responsibility to action the outcomes.

“We need to take responsibility to ensure the progress of any work or recommendations that come from the meeting,” she said.

“I expect to interact with a range of people who are very talented and experienced in their fields. I think there will be a fair amount of discussion around Indigenous issues and current issues in the NT surrounding the intervention.”

In total, 34 Territorians have been selected to attend the historic Summit.

The Australia 2020 Summit at will be held at Parliament House in Canberra on 19 and 20 April 2008.