Talking Justice 2017 tickets are now on sale via the Ulumbarra Theatre.
This year, Talking Justice marks Law Week on 19-20 May.
You can buy tickets to individual sessions (Adult: $12, Concession: $5) or a Weekend Pass to all session (Adult: $40, Concession: $15).
This year’s Program in brief
Friday 19 May 2017
6.30pm – Family Law: What are the current challenges facing Family Law and what are the solutions?
The Hon. Chief Justice Diana Bryant AO will deliver a keynote address that will identify the contemporary challenges facing the family law system and canvass some of the reform proposals put forward over the last 40 years. Followed by a panel discussion.
Saturday 20 May 2017
9.30am – Youth crime: Should we treat children in detention the same as adults?
This panel discussion will explore the Victorian Government’s response to recent riots in youth detention facilities. Should children be transferred to adult prisons? Should they be managed by the Department of Human Services or the Department of Corrections? Are the concerns of human rights advocates justified? Were the Government’s hands tied?
11.00am – Transgender children: Are we doing enough to protect transgender children?
This panel discussion will explore the legal system’s ability to protect and support transgender children. Do current Family Court processes protect transgender children or do they only inflict unnecessary emotional and physical stress? Is the Family Court the most suitable realm for determining transgender children’s access to hormone treatment? How effective is the Safe Schools program in making transgender children feel safer at school and in their community?
1.45pm – Media: How will digital disruption impact on individual rights and social justice?
This panel discussion will explore the impact of digital disruption on traditional journalism. Is everyone now a journalist? How can social media hold authority to account? Will the rise of fake news undermine our trust in the media and its ability to keep those in power accountable? What are the implications for individual rights and social justice?
3.30pm – Indigenous Justice – How does Restorative Justice align with Indigenous culture and where can it make a difference?
This panel discussion will use case studies to explore the potential benefits of restorative justice models for Indigenous communities. How do the principles of restorative justice align with traditional values and practices? How can restorative justice programs forge a link between traditional Indigenous values and our criminal justice system? Can restorative justice in Indigenous communities improve community safety and lower incarceration rates? What does success look like? What can we do to promote success?