First Talking Justice event – Law Week 2014

First “Talking Justice” event organised as part of Law Week in Bendigo. Event has since brought some of Australia’s finest speakers with a range of perspectives to Bendigo over topics as diverse as public health policy to refugees, social justice and the creative process, the environment, crime and punishment, restorative justice, transgender rights and sexuality.

The first Taking Justice event asked a distinguished line-up of speakers to address the place of the law and justice in a free society. More than 240 people bought tickets to this inaugural Bendigo event and some sessions were booked out.

Click on Video links below to view speakers:

Anne Manne – Will paid parental leave make things equal?
Debbie Kilroy – Criminal justice; who are the real victims?
Father Frank Brennan – Asylum seekers: how do we balance fairness, safety and compassion?
Graham Atkinson – From native title to freedom from racial vilification
Kate Auty – Who bears the burden of climate change?
Nicholas Cowdery – Is drug law reform less harmful than prohibition?
Professor Arie Freiberg – Sentencing, parole boards and changing laws for individuals
Raimond Gaita – The justice and morality of politics and policy
Simon Breheny – Freedom of speech and the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act

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