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Friday 5 October

Opening Address

Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO, Governor of New South Wales

Keynote Address

The Honourable Murray Gleeson AC, Chief Justice of Australia Some Legal Scenery (pdf) (71KB)

Aboriginal Customary Law

The Honourable Wayne Martin, Chief Justice of Western Australia Customary Law: Western Australia (pdf) (175KB)
The Honourable Brian Martin, Chief Justice of the Northern Territory Customary Law: Northern Territory (pdf) (323KB)
Her Honour Judge Mary Ann Yeats, District Court of Western Australia Aboriginal Customary Law and Sentencing (pdf) (258KB)

Welcome Dinner: Four Points by Sheraton, Darling Harbour

Saturday 6 October 2007

Relationships between the Courts

The Honourable Keith Mason AC, President, New South Wales Court of Appeal Throwing Stones: A Cost/Benefit Analysis of Judges Being Offensive to Each Other (pdf) (132KB)
His Honour Chief Judge Michael Rozenes, County Court of Victoria
Magistrate Daphne Kok, Local Court of New South Wales Relationships between Courts: How Appealing? (pdf) (5.8MB)

The 2007 National Survey of the Australian Judiciary: Preliminary Findings

Professor Kathy Mack, Flinders University, Adelaide

Colloquium Dinner: Museum of Contemporary Art, The Rocks

Guest Speaker: The Honourable Ian Callinan AC

Sunday 7 October 2007

Children’s Evidence: the Psychology of Children’s Disclosures

Ms Alison Tucker B.Sc (Hons), M.Psych (Clin.), Director, Optima Psychologists and Mediators, SA
Ms Karen Fitgerald B.A (Hons), M.Psych (Clin.), Director, Child Protection Service, Flinders Medical Centre, SA
Dr Judith Cashmore, Faculty of Law, University of Sydney

How the implied constitutional freedom of communication on government and political matter may require the development of the principles of open justice

The Honourable Justice Steven Rares, Federal Court of Australia How the Implied Constitutional Freedom of Communication on Government and Political Matter May Require the Development of the Principles of Open Justice (pdf) (264KB)

Closing Remarks