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The Inaugural David Penington Oration 2023: A Courageous Legacy

On 15 November 2023, Penington Institute held the inaugural David Penington Oration in honour of our namesake and patron. Professor David Penington AC, who passed away earlier this year, was a stalwart of public health who championed rational, compassionate drug policies.   The Oration was held to commemorate Professor Penington’s life and work, including his efforts […]

Announcement of the Passing of Emeritus Professor David Penington AC

David Penington AC

Penington Institute’s namesake and patron, Emeritus Professor David Penington AC, passed away on 6 January 2023. Professor Penington was one of Australia’s leading public intellectuals and health experts. He courageously advocated for sensible policy in his roles as former chair of the National AIDS Task Force, the Victorian Premier’s Drug Advisory Council, and the Victorian […]