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Friday 5 October

Opening of the Colloquium and Keynote Address

The Hon Justice Geoffrey Nettle, High Court of Australia

Judges’ Value Systems and how they affect decision-making and behaviour on the bench

The Hon Chief Justice Chris Kourakis Chief Justice of South Australia
The Hon Justice Chris Maxwell, AC, President, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria
Judge Graeme Henson, AM, Chief Magistrate, Local Court of New South Wales
Judge Amanda Chambers, President, Childrens’ Court of Victoria

Welcome Reception: Supreme Court Library


Saturday 6 October

Fifty years in the law – a lesson in judicial humility

The Hon Justice Mark Weinberg, AO, Supreme Court of Victoria

Australia in Space

Professor Alan Duffy, Swinburne University

Colloquium Dinner: Melbourne Museum

After dinner speaker: John Silvester, Journalist, Crime Reporter


Sunday 7 October

Approaches to youth offending

Anne Hooker, Youth Development Officer, Port Phillip Prison
Assistant Commissioner Stephen Leane, Victorian Police

Communication by the courts with the public

Chief Judge Peter Kidd, County Court of Victoria

Managing the Court – those at the bar table, witnesses and self-represented litigants who can be difficult, intimidating or just simply hostile or mentally ill

Professor Tania Sourdin, University of Newcastle
Judge Jeanette Morrish, County Court of Victoria
Magistrate Pauline Spencer, Magistrates’ Court of Victoria