September 2018

The Professor Tony Vinson Memorial Lecture

Delivered by Professor Peter Norden AO

University of New South Wales, September 2018

1) ABC Radio National ‘Big Ideas’ Podcast of the lecture (click here)

2) Script of the lecture presented by Peter Norden on the evening (click here)

March 2018

Five new members appointed to the ABC Advisory Council in 2018

February 2018

Peter Norden appointed an Honorary Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University

"Pentridge: Voices from the Other Side"

Wheeler Centre forum, 30th November 2017.

December 2017

Marriage Act Amendment!

Peter Norden is now available to conduct ‘same sex marriages’ following the recent legislative changes in Australia.

Detailed information can be obtained on his new website:

July 2017

Crime Prevention, not 'law & order'!

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June 2017

"The Brosnan Centre: from Community Service to Social Action"  (January 2017)

(reflections on 40 years since Peter Norden founded The Brosnan Centre and Jesuit Social Services in 1977)

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"Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities" (December 2016)

(a national consultation report completed by Peter Norden for Edmund Rice Education Australia in supporting sexual and gender diversity in its 53 schools across Australia)

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ABC Advisory Council

December 2016

Peter was appointed a "Fellow" of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology in recognition of his contribution to the field of criminology over a period of 40 years.  This award was presented at the Annual Conference of the Society in Hobart in December 2016

December 2016

For the 5th year in a row, Peter was acknowledged as on of RMIT's top media performers.

June 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Australian Journal of Human Rights (22.1) contains an article by Peter Norden, entitled:  Not So Straight.

The article discusses the discrimination that currently operates in many Catholic secondary schools across Australia in relation to same sex attracted students.

The article (click here) addresses important issues of human rights affecting GLBTI students enrolled at Catholic secondary schools across the country, about one in five of all secondary students in Australia.

August 2015

Peter was reappointed as a Board Member of the Victorian Department of Education and Training Disciplinary Appeals Board, for a further period of three years.