The Tony Fitzgerald Lecture and Scholarship Program is an initiative launched by Griffith University to mark the 20th Anniversary of the release of the Fitzgerald Report.
The Fitzgerald Report marks a watershed in Queensland and Australia's political history. In addition to the justice and governance reforms, the report and inquiry served as a catalyst and inspiration to many researchers and practitioners working in these fields.
Read more about the Fitzgerald Inquiry and its impact at The Fitzgerald Legacy: Reforming Public Life in Australia and Beyond.
The 2016 Griffith University - Tony Fitzgerald Lecture will be held on 27 September, featuring Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission
The Griffith University - Tony Fitzgerald Scholarship Fund supports a Doctor of Philosophy student to conduct a three year research project that reflects the ethos of the Fitzgerald Inquiry, drawn from areas including criminology, journalism, law, political science, and public administration. The prestigious scholarship contributes to the capacity of our future practitioners and researchers to maintain the Fitzgerald vision - to keep Parliament in its rightful place at the centre of the democratic system but with the law, community and media entrusted with an active role to keep the system honest and open.