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Friday 26 April

Welcoming Drinks and Dinner


Saturday 27 April

Opening Address

His Excellency The Hon Sir Guy Green AC KBE CVO, The Administrator of the Commonwealth 2002 Opening Address (pdf) (95KB)

Keynote Address

The Hon Chief Justice Murray Gleeson AC, High Court of Australia Public Confidence in the Judiciary (pdf) (118KB)

Negligence: The Last Outpost of the Welfare State

The Hon Chief Justice James Spigelman AC, Supreme Court of New South Wales

12.15pm Mutitjulu Follow-up

Courts Versus the People: Have the Judges Gone Too Far?

Professor John McMillan, Australian National University The Courts vs The People (pdf) (451KB)
The Hon Michael Lavarch, Secretary-General, Law Council of Australia Have the Judges Gone Too Far? (pdf) (150KB)
Julie Debeljak, Castan Human Rights Centre, Monash University The Courts versus the People (pdf) (67KB)
The Hon Justice John Perry, Supreme Court of South Australia Courts versus the People (pdf) (46KB)


Sunday 28 April

Easy Scapegoats and Simplistic Reactions: The Continuing Saga of Mandatory Sentencing

Neil Morgan, University of Western Australia Easy Scapegoats and Simplistic Reactions (pdf) (474KB)

Trial By Media – Skills to Master the New Environment
CHAIR: The Hon Justice Simon Sheller, NSW Court of Appeal
Session devised by Tracey Cain, Director of the Strategic Issues Management Group and a specialist in media and communications management Trial by Media (pdf) (134KB)