Talking Justice returns for Law Week 2016

Since 2014 Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre has brought some of Australia’s finest writers and thinkers to Bendigo to talk about what ‘justice’ means in our contemporary world. In 2016 we are building on past Talking Justice events with its return to Bendigo for Law Week 2016.

This year’s line-up of speakers and performers builds on this annual event’s strong foundation of passion, expertise, diversity and respect. And our 2016 program continues to reflect our desire to present alternative visions and to canvas issues from the local to the international. The 2016 Talking Justice program encompasses Justice in an age of global dislocation; Accountability, Engagement and Activism: Getting smarter on crime and punishment?; Gender and Diversity – shifting frontiers; Celebrating and safeguarding cultural identity; Justice, change and the creative journey; and Equality in an Unequal World.

Our moderator for Talking Justice 2016 is Martin Krygier. Martin is the Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory, and Co-Director of the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law at the University of NSW.

This year’s program will be spread across two venues: Bendigo’s classic Capital Theatre and its newest venue Ulumbarra Theatre.

Speakers/Performers include:

  • Paris Aristotle – CEO Foundation House
  • Julian Burnside AO QC – Barrister and human rights and refugee advocate
  • Felicity Gerry QC – Barrister and sexual offences expert
  • Deborah Glass OBE – Victorian Ombudsman
  • Judy Small – Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia
  • Julian McMahon – Barrister, death penalty abolitionist and defence lawyer for Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan and Luke Nguyen
  • Rowena Allan – Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality
  • Clementine Ford – Feminist and activist
  • Howard Nathan – Retired Supreme Court Justice
  • Andrew Jackomos – Aboriginal Commissioner for Children and Young People
  • Antoinette Braybrook – CEO, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service
  • Shane Howard AM – Writer, founding member of Goanna
  • Martin Flanagan – Journalist and author
  • Tim Costello AO – CEO World Vision Australia
  • Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa – Spoken word poet and activist


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