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The AJOA is pleased to have convened its Colloquium in Auckland. Over 100 judges and magistrates from courts around Australia and New Zealand gathered to hear from eminent speakers. The event was a great success and we look forward to the next event in Canberra.


Thursday 5 October

16.00 Registration Opens
18.00  19.30 Welcome Reception


Friday 6 October

9.00 9.45 Welcome Ceremony
9.45 10.00 President’s Welcome
10.00 10.30 Opening of Colloquium
The Rt Hon Dame Helen Winkelmann GNZM, Chief Justice of New Zealand
11.00 11.30 Keynote: Foreign Judges in the Pacific Region
  The Hon Susan Kiefel AC, Chief Justice of Australia
11.30 12.00 Developing Appropriate Judicial Co-operation Programs
  The Hon Debra Mortimer, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia
13.00 14.15 The Growth of Sectoral Courts: Maori, Koori, Youth, Drug and Others
  Her Hon Judge Ida Malosi, Principal Youth Court Judge, District Court of New Zealand
His Hon Judge Heemi Taumaunu, Chief District Court Judge, District Court of New Zealand
His Hon Judge Scott Johns, County Court of Victoria
Uncle Lloyd Hood, Gunai-kurnai Elder
14.30 15.45 AJOA Annual General Meeting & Governing Council Meeting


Saturday 7 October

8.45 10.15 Navigating Justice in the Pacific
The Hon Andrew Bell, Chief Justice of New South Wales
Ms Tania Sharkey, Barrister, Friendship Chambers (the AJOA congratulates Ms Sharkey on her appointment to the District Court of New Zealand. Ms Sharkey will be sworn in on 4 August 2023)
His Hon Judge Paul Geoghegan, former judge, Supreme Court of Vanuatu
10.30 11.30 Reconciliation Pathways
  Prof Megan Davis, University of New South Wales
Ms Natalie Coates, Partner Kāhui Legal


Sunday 8 October

9.30 10.40 Holding corporations & the State ransom – cybercrime
Professor Richard Buckland, University of New South Wales
11.00 12.00 Navigating the internet of things in Middle Earth
  Dr David Harvey, retired Judge, District Court of New Zealand