Systemic injustice – the urgent need for bail reform webinar

ACCESSIBILITY

This will be a live webinar, you will have the ability to ask questions at the end of the presentations.

TIMING
Wednesday 27 October 2021

Start Time - 4:30pm AEDT

Finish Time - 5:35pm AEDT

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COST

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Non Member: $30.00

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Registrations Open: 28th Sep 21 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 27th Oct 21 10:00 AM

Places Available: 83






Systemic injustice – the urgent need for bail reform webinar

Overview

In this webinar, our expert speakers will tackle the issue of reform to bail legislation – with specific reference to the laws in Queensland, Victoria and Tasmania.

Hear three key perspectives on the need for bail reform from:

  • Debbie Kilroy, founder of Sisters Inside Inc
  • Andreea Lachsz, Head of Policy, Communications and Strategy at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service
  • Fabiano Cangelosi, Barrister at Salamanca Chambers.

Want to find out more about the issues, the opportunities and the amendments that will make a difference to the legislation?

Register now to be part of the discussion!

Agenda

Wednesday, 27 October 2021
Time is displayed in AEDT

4:30pm

Welcome address

Greg Barns, SC- National ALA Spokesperson on asylum seekers, criminal justice and human rights

4:35pm

Queensland Youth Justice Amendment Act

Debbie Kilroy, Founder, Sisters Inside

4:50pm

Victorian Bail Act

Andreea Lachsz, Head of Policy, Communications and Strategy at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service

5:05pm

Tasmanian Bail Act

Fabiano Cangelosi, Barrister, Salamanca chambers

5:20pm

Q&A

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Speakers

Debbie Kilroy- After her release from prison in 1992, Debbie Kilroy established Sisters Inside to fight for the human rights of incarcerated women and girls to address gaps in services available to them and their children. Since then, Debbie has completed four tertiary degrees – in social work, forensic mental health and law – and was the first former prisoner to be admitted as a legal practitioner in Queensland. As the Chief Executive Officer of Sisters Inside, Debbie works at the coalface of human rights activism and her eloquent advocacy to highlight the over-representation of women, particularly Aboriginal women and girls in Australia’s prisons has earned her many accolades. She has spearheaded a long list of ground-breaking programs which have broken the cycle of imprisonment. Debbie has overcome her own personal obstacles to rebuild a life that is lived in service to others and she works long and hard to improve the circumstances of the powerless, the voiceless and the disadvantaged. Debbie opened her own legal practice that sits alongside Sisters Inside in 2013. The law firm is a criminal defence practice that advocates for the human and legal rights for people charged with criminal offences. Debbie was awarded the Order of Australia in 2003 for her tireless work with criminalised and imprisoned women and girls and the Australian Human Rights Award in 2004. In 2013 Debbie was awarded as the Churchill Fellow for the Winston Churchill Memorial Trust of Australia and in 2016 celebrated as the Australian of the Year Finalist (Qld).

Andreea Lachsz is passionate about the rights of detained people. Andreea has a Master of Laws, International human rights law from the University of Melbourne; a Juris Doctor, Law from the University of Technology Sydney, and a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney. Andreea is commencing a PhD on the torture and ill-treatment of people in places of detention.Andreea is the Head of Policy, Communications and Strategy at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service and is on the Policy Committee of Liberty Victoria. Andreea has previously worked as a criminal defence lawyer and as the coordinator of the community legal education team at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency. She has previously volunteered as a humanitarian observer with the Australian Red Cross Immigration Detention Monitoring Program, conducting visits to facilities in Australia, Nauru and Papua New Guinea.

Fabiano Cangelosi- Before being called to the bar, Fabiano practised at the Launceston firm of Rae & Partners from 2011 to 2014, and from 2014 to 2017 at the Hobart firm of Simmons Wolfhagen, where he developed a criminal defence practice in the Southern region of Tasmania, based on forceful advocacy, robust cross-examination, and legal knowledge, in addition to maintaining a practise in building disputes, defamation, and anti-discrimination. Fabiano has served on the criminal law committee of the Law Society of Tasmania, and has been since 2018 the State President and Director of the Australian Lawyers Alliance. In addition to a heavy trial and appellate practice, Fabiano is presently authoring a text book on the Tasmanian Criminal Code.

Event Details

ACCESSIBILITY

We will be using the interactive and easy-to-use platform, Zoom, which works with any computer with Internet access or via the Zoom App which can be found on where ever you get your apps from.
Start time is 4:30pm AEDT

FAQ

Frequently asked questions

COST

Including GST (1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Member: $15.00
Non Member: $30.00