Sister Pat Fox spoke about her time in the Philippines and questioned the Australian government’s 2019- 20 policy which supports the Duterte government. Photos: HANNAH KENNY

Sister Pat Fox visits Torquay

May 15, 2019 BY

SISTER Patricia “Pat” Fox visited Torquay’s Kurrambee Myaring Community Centre on Friday May 10 to host an occasional lecture organised by U3A Surf Coast.

About 70 people piled in to hear Sister Pat speak,nwith many non U3A members taking the opportunity to learn of the Australian icon’s story.

Sister Pat spoke of her time in the Philippines and how she was deported back to Australia last year on charges of “disorderly conduct” after finding herself in a dangerous situation with Philippine President Duterte.

U3A president John Bartlett said Sister Pat’s lecture attracted one of the largest audiences the program has seen since its inception.

“She (Sister Pat) spent most of her nearly 30 years in the Philippines working for the rights of workers, farmers and students and a number of her own friends and co-workers have been the victims of extra-judicial killings,” Mr Bartlett said.

“She says she could never have continued her work without the courage and enthusiasm of incredible Filipino people.”