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Jessie at home, reading the morning paper before breakfast, September 1943

Jessie Street’s passport

Jessie speaking to a women’s conference in Russia, 1938

The Jessie Street Trust promotes and celebrates the groundbreaking life of Jessie Street.

Each year, the trust brings together an inspiring group of professionals and academics from all sectors for the Annual Lunch. It serves as a fundraiser to support campaigns and projects around Australia that promote Jessie’s values– the rights of women and indigenous people, peace and disarmament, and the elimination of discrimination.

Annual Lunch Fundraiser

Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs was the speaker at the 2016 Jessie Street Luncheon. The President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, named Daily Life's 2015 "Woman of the Year". It was a thought-provoking speech challenging Australian governments. You can find a transcript here.


We are delighted to announce that the Jessie Street Trust has awarded the 2016 grant to the Refugee Council of Australia to develop a communications campaign, highlighting the alternatives that exist to the current policies of offshore detention of people seeking asylum and to build community support for a more compassionate policy.