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Friday 1 October

Official opening

The Hon Philip Ruddock, MP, Federal Attorney General 2004 Opening Address (pdf) (138KB)

Launch of the Working with the Media handbook

The Hon John Doyle AC, Chief Justice of South Australia

Islamic Law: Syariah Revival in Indonesia

Associate Professor Tim Lindsey, University of Melbourne

Pre-dinner drinks followed by an informal dinner at the Hyatt Regency Hotel

Saturday 2 October

Keynote address: “Out of touch or out of reach?”

The Hon Murray Gleeson, AC, Chief Justice of Australia Out of Touch or Out of Reach? (pdf) (92KB)

The New Zealand experience

The Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand Public Confidence and Judicial Function: The New Zealand Experience (pdf) (94KB)

Independence of the Magistracy

The Hon Marilyn Warren, Chief Justice of Victoria Independence of the Magistracy: Crossing Over to Judicialism (pdf) (238KB)

Professor Sharon Roach Anleu, Flinders University of South Australia

Panelists: Chief Magistrates Ron Cahill, Ian Gray, Stephen Heath and Magistrate Jillian Orchiston

Conference Dinner

Art Gallery of South Australia

After dinner speaker: Dr Ross James, retired forensic pathologist


Sunday 3 October

Outstanding Australian judges

The Hon Justice Dyson Heydon, AC, High Court of Australia

Judicial Retirement Benefits

The Hon Justice Alan Blow, AOM Supreme Court of Tasmania Judicial Pensions and Superannuation (pdf) (142KB)

The Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand Judicial Retirement Benefits: Superannuation (pdf) (105KB)

Catherine Nance, Retirement Incomes and Asset Consulting, Price Waterhouse Coopers