Commemoration of the Abolition of the Death Penalty in Queensland Event – Get your tickets now!

Join us in commemorating 100 years since Queensland’s historic abolition of the death penalty with a series of events on 1 August 2022 at the Premier’s Hall, Parliament House, Brisbane.

This all-day event will run from 11am and will include a keynote address from Hon. Michael Kirby AC CMG, as well a series of panel discussions throughout the day.

At the conclusion of the discussions, The Penalty is Death will be launched by author Kerry O’Brien, and edited by Barry Jones AC. This collection of writings in opposition of the death penalty includes works by Dickens, Camus, and Orwell, as well as modern contributions by Michael Kirby, Barry Jones and Julian McMahon AC SC.

In a special auction, a portrait of Barry Jones by photographer Bill Henson will also be auctioned, with proceeds going to the Capital Punishment Justice Project (CPJP).

You can obtain tickets to attend all of the events, or any of them.

To join in person or via zoom, register here:

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