Guest Speaker Requests

Speakers from the Edmund Rice Centre are available for local and interstate events, including conference presentations, seminars, forums, training programmes, rallies and school and community group workshops.

For information about the availability of ERC speakers, please contact us by completing the online form here, calling (02) 8762 4200 or emailing [email protected] .


'Alopi Latukefu - Director 

'Alopi Latukefu joined the Edmund Rice Centre as Director in February 2023. Prior to accepting this role, 'Alopi held the position of Director for the Global Education and Scholarships team in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. 'Alopi brings nearly two decades of experience working on Australia’s aid program, economic diplomacy and foreign policy. During this time he also worked as an adviser and chief of staff to the Minister responsible for the Pacific (2008-09). 'Alopi has extensive experience working on Pacific issues including establishing one of the first web-based network and information sites (the South Pacific Information Network - SPIN). Prior to joining the public service, 'Alopi worked in the university sector, as well as with First Nations organisations and communities in northern Australia, including as CEO of Goolarri Media Enterprises in Broome.  'Alopi is of Tongan heritage on his father's side and grew up in PNG.


Corinne Fagueret - Senior Manager Advocacy and Research

Before taking up her current role as Senior Manager Advocacy and Research, Corinne was the Coordinator of the Pacific Calling Partnership (PCP), an initiative founded in 2008 to help promote the voices of Pacific Islanders on climate change.  Corinne brings twenty-five years experience in social justice and environmental policy development/advocacy across government and non-government sectors. She has worked in a diverse range of areas, including Pacific climate advocacy, First Nations language revival, Aboriginal health and youth affairs, and covered major environmental policy issues- land clearing, logging and planning laws amongst others.  Corinne has a strong interest in community capacity-building, grassroots empowerment, multi-stakeholder and multi-disciplinary collaborations and political advocacy. She has worked extensively in the Pacific, particularly in Kiribati and Tuvalu.


Claude Mostowik - Just Comments, Faith and Justice

Claude, a Catholic priest and member of the community of the Missionaries of the Sacred Heart, came to the Edmund Rice Centre in 2004. Claude works tirelessly to liaise with a multitude of groups on behalf of any issue or situation that calls for a social justice response. The scope of this work is both within and beyond Australia. Claude works to protect the human rights of many groups including Indigenous Australians, those who seek asylum, LGBTI people and any disadvantaged people in our community. Claude is a member of the Love Makes a Way movement - a group who are seeking to challenge government policy for people seeking asylum. He has been arrested on a number of occasions during these actions to express opposition to the government's current policies towards refugees and people seeking asylum. Claude produces the Edmund Rice Centre's Just Comment publication, a regular information sheet on current topics. He also serves as National President of Pax Christi Australia. 

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