Justice for Aboriginal Western Australians Breakfast Seminar

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COST

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

Member: $35
Non Member: $75

Includes breakfast

DETAILS

Wednesday 25 November 2020
Duxton Hotel
7:30-8:30am

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Location

Duxton Hotel Perth

Registration

Registrations Open: 2nd Nov 20 9:00 AM

Registrations Close: 24th Nov 20 7:00 PM

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Justice for Aboriginal Western Australians Breakfast Seminar

Join your peers for breakfast and the opportunity to learn more about the work of the Aboriginal Legal Service of Western Australia (ALSWA). Managing Lawyer of the Civil Law and Human Rights Unit, Alice Barter, will speak about her team’s work to achieve justice for Indigenous Western Australians.

This session will outline the work of the Civil Law and Human Rights Unit of ALSWA which includes:

  • Coronial investigations and inquests;
  • Racial discrimination (including complaints in relation to overt differential treatment on the basis of race and the use of racial slurs);
  • Police accountability (including complaints and/or civil action including personal injuries claims);
  • Prisoners’ rights (including complaints and/or civil action in relation to serious incidents of poor treatment and discrimination);
  • Young people in the justice system;
  • Government accountability (including complaints and/or civil action against the Public Transport Authority and other government agencies in relation to serious incidents of poor treatment and discrimination);
  • False imprisonment (including claims for unlawful detention by police and prisons)
  • Law reform, policy and strategic litigation

This session will provide some insights in relation to engaging with Aboriginal clients and empowering Aboriginal people to assert their legal rights, with lots of case studies and examples.

CPD

Claim up to 1 point - Professional Skills

Speaker

Alice Barter
Managing Lawyer
Civil Law and Human Rights Unit, ALSWA

Alice Barter is the Managing Lawyer of the Civil Law and Human Rights Unit at the ALSWA. Alice is based in the Perth head office but conducts outreach across the state, mainly in the Pilbara. Alice volunteered at ALSWA as a law student before commencing articles at the WA DPP. She then worked in the ALSWA South Hedland office and SCALES Community Legal Centre before returning to ALSWA in 2013. In 2018-2019 Alice spent a year as Counsel Assisting at the Perth Coroner’s Court. She holds an LLB (Honours), BA (Australian Indigenous Studies) and M. Crim (thesis on Aboriginal Driving Issues in the Pilbara). She regularly represents families at coronial inquests as well as leading ALSWA’s strategic litigation and personal injury actions against the WA Police Force and Department of Justice. Alice also advocates for law reform and community development initiatives, including as an Advisory Director for the Martu organisation, Kanyirninpa Jukurrpa.

Event details

VENUE

Duxton 2 room
Duxton Hotel
1 St George's Terrace, Perth

Located in the heart of the City, the hotel is only a few minutes’ walk away from Perth’s major shopping, entertainment and restaurant centres. The Duxton 2 room is located on the dedicated function floor of the lower lobby.


AGENDA

7:00 am Registration & Networking
Breakfast served 7:15am
7:30 am Seminar commences
8:30 am Seminar concludes


COST

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

Member: $35
Non Member: $75

Includes breakfast

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