Since 2001, Lee Rhiannon has hosted the annual Juanita Nielsen Memorial Lecture to commemorate the life and times of Juanita Nielsen and the Green Bans, and to encourage recognition of women in public life who are standing up on issues that matter. The lecture is open to the public and the guest speaker addresses the audience on an issue of current concern.
Senator Rhiannon has hosted this event first as Greens NSW Member of the Legislative Council and spokesperson for women from 2001 to 2010, and then as Australian Greens senator and spokesperson for women from 2011 to 2014. Her annual celebration of Juanita Nielsen’s life has continued since then.
Each year a prominent woman delivers a speech about a significant public issue. A speech is also delivered about the life of Juanita Nielsen.
|Year||Guest Lecturer||Juanita’s Life||Chair|
|2018||Celeste Liddle||Denise Abou Hamad||Dorothy Symons|
|2017||Natalie Lang||Abigail Boyd||Aesha Hussain|
|2016||Maha Abdo||Sylvie Ellsmore||Nina Hallas|
|2015||Kellie Tranter||Rita Mallia||Linda Eisler|
|2014||Ruby Hamad||Jenny Leong||Therese Doyle|
|2013||Anne Gardiner||Fee Mozeley||Darelle Duncan|
|2012||Sarah Maddison||Debbie Gibson||Irene Doutney|
|2011||Jane Caro||Mehreen Faruqi||Bronislava Lee|
|2010||Sylvia Hale||Shirley Fitzgerald||Conny Harris|
|2009||Larissa Behrendt||Eleanor Gibbs||Christine Donayre|
|2008||Sue Bradford||Cate Faehrmann||Mary Hawkins|
|2007||Kerry Nettle||Caroline Graham||Jan Davis|
|2006||Jocelynn Scutt||Rebecca Reilley||Pippa McInnes|
|2005||Jo Vallentine||Lesa de Leau||Kelly Marks|
|2004||Anne Summers||Sally McManus||Carol Berry|
|2003||Maree O’Halloran||Rae Francis||Soraya Kassim|
|2002||Christine Milne||Sylvia Hale||Trish Mullins|
|2001||Bev Baker||Wendy Bacon||Kerry Nettle|