|WHAT’S ON TODAY
· Prime Minister Scott Morrison will deliver a national apology to the victims and survivors of child sexual abuse, after the royal commission ended last year, to be followed by a speech from Opposition Leader Bill Shorten. Telethons of the apology will be held by most state and territory governments, including a Sydney Opera House event with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian.
· Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will launch artwork commemorating National Apology Day in the Great Hall at Parliament House, following Morrison and Shorten’s speeches.
· SA Minister for Child Protection Rachel Sanderson will issue a state government apology to victims of institutional child sex abuse.
· NSW Minister for Education Rob Stokes will speak in-conversation with Centre for Independent Studies Executive Director Tom Switzer on freedom of speech in higher education.
· Victoria’s Industry and Employment Minister Ben Carroll will announce a partnership with La Trobe University for Melbourne’s north.
· Victorian Greens will launch their 2018 election platform with major schools and ambulance policies. Victorian Greens leader Samantha Ratnam, Deputy leader Nina Springle, MPs Ellen Sandell, Huong Truong, Lidia Thorpe and more to attend.
· Former President of Kiribati Anote Tong will speak on “Views from the Climate Frontline” at University of Melbourne.
· Day one of the four-day Greenhouse Gas Control Technologies conference, to focus on mitigation technologies especially carbon capture and storage and hear from speakers including Australia’s chief scientist Alan Finkel.
· Energy Security Board Chair Dr Kerry Schott will deliver a keynote CEDA address on changes underway in Australia’s energy market.
· Former footballer Kevin Sheedy will visit Foodbank’s Yarraville food distribution centre in a final push to get EnergyAustralia to increase the number of meals donated to 50,000.
· Cancer surgeon Professor Christobel Saunders and gynaecological health activist Kathleen Mazzella will present keynotes at BreastScreen WA’s Pink Ribbon Breakfast 2018.
· First business day of the Local Government NSW annual conference, launched last night and set to run until tomorrow.
· This is both National Children’s Week and National Bird Week.