Our Patrons

Sir Francis Gerald Brennan AC, KBE, QC

Sir Brennan is an Australian lawyer and Sir Francis Gerald Brennanjurist who served as the 10th Chief Justice of Australia, appointed by Prime Minister Paul Keating in 1995. Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser appointed Brennan to the Court in 1981. He has been described as the ideal judicial statesman: possessing an acute sense of fairness both within and outside the courtroom, a passion for justice under the rule of law, integrity, strong commitment to duty and public service, and great modesty.

Mrs Sue Roman

Mrs Sue Roman is a Senior Larrakia Mrs Sue Romanwoman and Anthropologist who has been involved as an activist over many decades in the area of land rights and human rights. Familiar with the politics and tensions associated with any such movements, she regrouped through perusing tertiary studies in her 60s where she also was invited to deliver lectures and mentorship at Deakin University. Sue’s degree included a focus on criminology. It was through this expertise that she was invited by Barbara Cummings to join with her in responding to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

Bishop Eugene Hurley

Bishop Hurley was born and raisedBishop Eugene Hurley in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia. He undertook his Seminary Studies for the Priesthood in Adelaide. Returning to regional South Australia, he served as a Catholic Priest in the Diocese of Port Pirie for 43 years. He was appointed as Bishop of the Diocese of Port Pirie in 1999 and in 2007 was appointed as the fourth Bishop of the Diocese of Darwin. Bishop Hurley is a member of the Ministerial Council on Asylum Seekers and Detention advising the Federal Minister for Immigration (MCASD).