The Centre was established in 2010 and is named for Michael Kirby, former Justice of the High Court of Australia, renowned human rights expert, advocate and defender, who has maintained an active involvement in the Centre's work and direction. The Kirby Centre was created to consolidate and strengthen the existing capacities within the School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, developed over 20 years in the study of public health and human rights. On Sunday 29 August 2010, the Michael Kirby Centre was officially launched by Michel Sidibé, the Executive Director of UNAIDS and later became a Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Collaborating Centre. Read more
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- Cheryl Overs delivers Plenary speech 'The Tide Cannot Be Turned Without Us: HIV Epidemics Amongst Key Affected Populations'
- Michael Williams writes a paper for HIV Australia on the migration problems facing sex workers
- Kirby Centre co-authored a paper in the Medical Journal of Australia widely reported in the media