2022 Solomon Lecture recording now available

October 20, 2022 - 11:31am

Ian Hamm from The Healing Foundation delivered this year’s Solomon Lecture titled ‘The importance of truth through Aboriginal eyes’ and it is now available on the OIC YouTube Channel.

Ian is the Chair of the Historical Records Taskforce at The Healing Foundation and his thought-provoking lecture focused on the importance of having timely, easy access to information and how it plays a vital role in people’s lives.

The lecture, held on International Access to Information Day (28 September 2022), highlighted the role that access to information plays in decision-making, truth telling and building trust and transparency in government and society.

Ian talked about truth telling and its implications for Australia as a nation and what benefits it brings us all, and also the importance of knowing your own story through the eyes of the Stolen Children in trying to make sense of your life.

The video also includes a panel discussion moderated by journalist Rhianna Patrick and featuring Ian, as well as CEO of Link-Up Queensland Patricia Thompson AM, and Queensland State Archives’ First Nations Advisor Rose Barrowcliffe.

The Solomon Lecture is OIC’s signature event during International Access to Information Day celebrations, which aim to promote human rights, openness and transparency in government and citizen participation.

Find out more information about the 2022 lecture, past lectures and International Access to Information Day.