May 28 – 2013 Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration by Ms Olga Havnen

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The Don Dunstan Foundation presents

Ms Olga Havnen

to deliver the annual Lowitja O’Donoghue Oration

Healing the Fault Lines: uniting politicians, bureaucrats and NGOs for improved outcomes in Aboriginal Health

Tuesday 28th May, 2013 at 7:00pm

Bonython Hall, North Terrace, University of Adelaide

General Admission – $20.00
DDF Subscriber & Concession – $10.00


Ms Olga Havnen is the former head of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Strategy at the Australian Red Cross. She has held a range of senior public and non-government sector roles in her long career in Indigenous Affairs, including Deputy Director of the Northern Land Council, Principal Policy Adviser with the Office of Indigenous Policy in the Northern Territory Department of the Chief Minister and Manager of Indigenous and International Programs at Fred Hollows Foundation.

Ms Havnen has held a position on the Australian Council of Social Services’ Board of Directors and represented the Australian Government at various international forums. She grew up in Tennant Creek and is the daughter of Aboriginal educator Peg Havnen.

Ms Havnen currently holds the position of Chief Executive Officer of Danila Dilba Health Service in Darwin.

Dr Lowitja O’Donoghue AC CBE DSG is an Aboriginal Australian who has given her lifetime to improve the welfare of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

In recognition of her enormous efforts, Dr O’Donoghue was named Australian of the Year in 1984 and 1990, and was inaugural chairperson of the now dissolved Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission (ATSIC). She was the first Aboriginal woman to be inducted into the Order of Australia; and is a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.

She was made a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 1999, and is a Dame of the Order of Saint Gregory the Great.

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