Draft Program April 2015-Final program mid

Draft Program April 2015-Final program mid-June
Friday July 3rd Day One Morning
8.00 to 8.45am Registration
9.00am Welcome to Conference-NRLJA Chair
9.00-9.20am Welcome to Country from Wiradjuri Elder
9.20-9.30am Welcome to Orange and CSU - Dr Heather Robinson, Head of Orange Campus, CSU
9.30 to 10.30am OPENING ADDRESS - The Hon. Chris Kourakis, Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court of South Australia and Patron of the National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
Questions/Comments from the floor
Overview of the Conference Program
Professor Steve Redhead, CSU & Annie Nash, EO, NRLJA
10.30 to 11am Morning Tea
11.00 to 12.30pm Parallel Session 1
Access to Justice and E-Law
Inclusionary Justice
Access to Services
Pro Bono Legal Services via
Video Conferencing:
Opportunities and Challenges.
Not Guilty and yet not
Innocent. Exploring Attitudes
towards Bail compliance and
the consequences for young
Minimizing the risk of
exploitation: Strengthening
the Cultural Sensitivity of
Australian Seed Banks for use
of Indigenous Knowledge.
Ms. Courtney Young, UNSW
Sessional Lecturer, UNSW Law
Dr. Mark Shepheard,
Australian Centre for
Agricultural Law
Presented by Ms. Leanne Ho,
National Pro Bono Resource
Residential Care and
Criminalisation – examining
the links through qualitative
research across regional and
metropolitan NSW
Dr Andrew McGrath, Senior
Lecturer, School of Psychology
CSU, Bathurst
Charles Sturt University
12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch
Friday July 3rd Day One Afternoon
1.30-2.15 pm – Keynote address - Professor Leslie Ferraz
Brazilian Itinerant Justice: An effective model to improve access to Justice in remote areas?
2.15-2.45 pm – Facilitated Q&A Panel - NRLJA Board members & Ms. Ferraz together with
audience participation thrash out the big ideas and vision for rural law and justice
2.45 to 3.15pm Afternoon Tea
3.15– 4.30pm Parallel Session 2
Access to Justice and E-Law
Inclusionary Justice
Access to Services
Government use of
Information Technology and
the impact on Rural, Regional
and Remote Legal
What is justice reinvestment
and what are the lessons for
Australia from the US
Learning about law in (and
from) the Outback
Dr. Caroline Hart, School of
law and justice, University of
Southern Queensland
Melanie Schwartz
Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law
Chief Investigator, Australian
Justice Reinvestment Project
Kim Economides, Dean,
Faculty Flinders University
Aaron Timoshanko, Flinders
Poison cousins and the girls
out the front: identifying and
responding to conflicting
interests in remote legal
Helen McGowan PhD
researcher and country
The Australian National
University College of Law
6.30 pm pre dinner drinks Hotel Canobolas, Chesterfield Whisky and Wine Bar
7pm Dinner –Hotel Canobolas Function Room www.hotelcanobolas.com.au
Guest Speaker: Dr. Cassandra Goldie, CEO, Australian Council of Social Services (ACOSS) Topic:
The Nexus Between Adequate Community and Social Services and Law and Justice
After Dinner – Presentation National Rural Law and Justice Alliance
Innovation in Rural Justice Awards
Saturday July 4th Day Two Morning
9.00 to 9.30am
Keynote Address: Seeking justice for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women who are
victims/survivors of family violence in rural and remote areas.
Ms. Antoinette Braybrook is the National Convenor for the National Family Violence Prevention
Legal Services Forum which comprises 13 organisations responsible for delivery of the FVPLS
Program servicing high-need regional and remote areas in Australia. Antoinette is also the CEO
of the Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention and Legal Service in Victoria.
9.30 to 10.45am
Panel: Smart Lawyering: Building individual and community capacity to respond to family
violence. Women’s legal services across Australia have developed innovative ways to assist
women in RRR areas who have experienced family violence. This panel will showcase three
projects: RE-FOCUS, Ask Lois, and Link Virtual Outreach are three innovative technology based
women’s legal services based in Queensland, NSW and Victoria.
10.45-11.15am - Morning Tea
11.15-12.30pm Parallel Session 3
Access to Justice
Inclusionary Justice
Access to Services
Rural road trips-an outreach
model delivering legal services
to Aboriginal Women
Perspectives on dealing with
the ripple effects of family
violence and other injusticeswith reference to previous
successful multi strategy
national campaigns
Medical Legal Partnerships: an
option for breaking the cycle
of mental health issues and
legal problems
Kirsty Irving
Solicitor, Indigenous Women’s
Legal Program
Marion Dewar,
Country Women’s Association
of Australia (CWA)
Is it time for a behavioral law
approach to farm and
succession and family wealth
Rob Brown,
Director of Peppin Planners
12.30 - 1.30pm Lunch
Chris Speldewinde, research
fellow, Centre for Rural and
Regional Law and Justice,
Deakin University
Saturday July 4th Day Two afternoon
1.30 – 2.00pm Keynote Address - A vision for technology enhanced services of the future.
Rob Mawston-Solutions Development Centre Lead , Microsoft Services Australia
2.00-3.00 pm Parallel Session 4
Justice Reinvestment
Inclusionary Justice
Access to Services
Thinking Differently for Safer
Communities: A Justice
Reinvestment Approach for
‘Whispers from the Bush-The
sexual harassment of
Australian Women’
Distance is no hurdle:
reforming the family violence
exception for immigration
women in remote
Sarah Hopkins
Just Reinvest NSW
Dr. Skye Saunders
Associate Director
ANU Legal Workshop,
Director Master Legal Practice
Khanh Hoang,
Associate Lecturer, Migration
Law Program, ANU College of
3.00 to 4.00pm Final plenary & key note
Sustaining Action and Innovation in Rural Law and Justice
4.00pm Close of Conference-CSU Cellar Door-Anyone interested in tasting CSU’s wines or a final
opportunity for networking is welcome to wander past the vineyards down to the CSU Cellar Door
from 4.00pm – 5.00pm