2016 National Indigenous Legal Conference

Date & time

9am Monday 5 September – 5pm Tuesday 6 September 2016

Venue

This conference will be held in the Manning Clarke Theatres, ANU

26A Union Court, The Australian National University, Acton, Canberra, ACT

Speakers

The Hon. Chief Justice Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court
Michael Mansell, Secretary, Aboriginal Provisional Government

Accommodation

For interstate visitors, we offer suggestions for accommodation near ANU.

Contact

Nicole Harman
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Indigenous Recognition: Many laws, the many facets of law reform

The conference will attract about 100 delegates from the legal profession and will feature prominent keynote speakers from legal community to discuss current and emerging indigenous legal issues. The theme of this year’s conference is 'Indigenous Recognition: Many laws, the many facets of law reform' and we will look to address:

  • Representation of the Indigenous people in the law reform
  • Constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People
  • Law reform and Indigenous People
  • Twenty five years on: the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody
  • Initiatives to increase participation rates of Indigenous students in law school, the legal profession and in research

Delegates at the conference will have the opportunity to hear from over 25 speakers including:

Registration

  • 2 day Conference $600
  • 1 day Conference $400
  • Student $375
  • Gala Dinner (optional) $150

Gala dinner

The dinner will be held on Monday 5 September 2016 at University House, ANU, and will be the show case event across the conference program. The dinner program will feature up and coming Indigenous and other performers.

The event will bring together approximately 100–150 individuals to celebrate and recognise the achievements of Indigenous people within the legal profession. The dinner will play host to the following event:

  • Launch and presentation of the inaugural Anthony McAvoy SC Prize in Clinical Legal Practice by Mr Anthony McAvoy SC.

The Anthony McAVOY S.C. Prize

The Prize ($1,500) to be awarded each year to the student who was enrolled in the LAWS4278 the Indigenous Community Legal Clinic and achieved the best overall result. Where 2 or more than 2 students equally merit the award of the prize, the prize in that year shall be equally divided between them. Donate online today:

Additional Materials

Sessions

Plenary session

Plenary session

9.00am to 9.45am
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 1

The Hon. Chief Justice Robert French, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
Keynote presentation

Conference welcome

Welcome

9.45am to 10.00am
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 1

Professor Mick Dodson (The Australian National University)

Morning tea

Morning tea

10.00am to 10.30am
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 5

Parallel session - 1A

Concurrent session

10.30am to 12.00pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 5

Aboriginal dispute resolution, rehabilitation and justice reinvestment 

  • Rhîan Williams and Greg Barrett: A Cost Benefit Analysis of the Yuendumu Mediation and Justice Committee - the economic case for local dispute management services
  • Dr Clarke Jones: Efficacy, accessibility and adequacy of prison rehabilitation programs for Indigenous offenders

Parallel session - 1B

Concurrent session

10.30am to 12.00pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 6

Creating spaces for Aboriginal law: Education 

  • Brooke Greenwood: Breaking the recognition barrier: teaching Indigenous law in Australian law schools
  • Marcelle Burns: Indigenous Cultural Competency

Lunch**

Lunch

12.00pm to 1.30pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Tjabal Centre

Conferencelunch (sponsored by PARSA)

  • Lunch activity for students, led by Auntie Anne and Uncle Larry Brandy (Tjabal Centre, Sponsored by PARSA)
  • Indigenous Law Students Meeting - Chaired by John Rawnsley and Fiona Petersen (Tjabal Centre)

National Indigenous Lawyers Meeting

Breakout

1.30pm to 2.00pm
Monday 5 September 2016

Plenary session

Plenary session

2.00pm to 3.00pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 1

Michael Mansell, Secretary, Aboriginal Provisional Government
Accommodating Aboriginal Interests within the Constitution

Afternoon tea

Afternoon tea

3.00pm to 3.30pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Foyer

Parallel session - 2A

Concurrent session

3.30pm to 5.00pm
Monday 5 September 2016
Manning Clarke Centre (MCC) Theatre 5

Indigenous recognition

Dr Deirdre Howard-Wagner: Indigenous recognition in law: Land rights and other Acts

Sarah Ciftci: Indigenous recognition in the child protection context

Amy Preston-Samson: Towards a deliberative practice of constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia

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