National Conference OCT 2017


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Voting & Non-voting Member: $1,400

Non Member: $1,600


Accommodation is SOLD OUT for 19 October 2017. Adina Studios rooms available 20 & 21 October (subject to availability) - please email



Darwin Convention Centre


Registrations Open: 26th Jun 17 12:00 AM

Registrations Close: 21st Oct 17 11:59 PM

Places Available: 70

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This year’s ALA National Conference is set against a backdrop of formidable and fertile ancient lands and the Timor Sea. We will explore the depth and breadth of legal challenges this wonderful and diverse continent has to offer: Judicial decision making, employment in the age of technology, immigration laws today, wrongful convictions, managing and resolving institutional abuse cases, statutory compensation scheme reform and much more…

Join us in Darwin, NT between 19 and 21 October 2017 for this once in a year event.

Darwin is the spectacular tropical capital of the Northern Territory. Set on a stunning harbour peninsula, it is home to the traditional owners, the Larrakia people.

Darwin has year-round tropical weather and relaxed outdoor lifestyle that draws visitors to its tropical parklands, coastal scenery, modern city skyline, blazing sunsets and buzzing waterfront precinct.

Sitting in the heart of the billion dollar waterfront precinct is the world-class, multi-purpose Darwin Convention Centre, with some of Australia's best restaurants, hospitality venues, retail shops and pristine beach nearby.

The conference provides an excellent opportunity for practitioners to keep up to date on the latest developments in personal injuries law, to network and socialise in a relaxed environment and earn up to 10 CLE points.

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Recent Experiences with Royal Commissions into Child Sex Abuse and Juvenile Detention - The Hon. Chief Justice Michael Grant, Supreme Court of NT


  • Law in the Age of Disruption – Dealing with the Challenges of the “Uberfication” of the Workplace - Carolyn Howe, Principal and Katrina Pederson, Branch Manager, Shine Lawyers (QLD)

  • Into the Future: Driverless Cars and the Future of Transport Accident Law - Katie Minogue, Associate, Maurice Blackburn (VIC)

  • Valuing the Labour of Employees in Receipt of Workers’ Compensation Benefits Who Become Self-employed After Injury - Thena Kyprianou, Consultant, McInnes Wilson Lawyers (ACT)

  • International Laws and Conventions Affecting Claims in Australia - Richard Royle, Sir Owen Dixon Chambers (NSW)

  • Immigration Law in Australia Today - Kerry Murphy, Solicitor, D'Ambra Murphy Lawyers (NSW)

  • Wrongful Convictions - Tom Percy QC, Albert Wolff Chambers (WA)

  • The Charlie Gard Case - Social Media v The Law in a Post-truth World - David Hirsch, Selborne Chambers (NSW)

  • Royal Commission: Its Establishment, Its issues and Potential and Its Place in Australian Legal History
    John Lawrence SC, John Toohey Chambers (NT)

  • PLUS Sessions on Ethics, Abuse law, TPD/Disability, NIIS/NDIS Update, and MUCH, MUCH MORE!




Darwin Convention Centre, Northern Territory


(1.5% surcharge applies for credit card payments)

Voting & Non-voting Member: $1,400

Non Member: $1,600


Thursday 19 October 2017
6pm - 7.30pm Welcome Function (Vibe Hotel)

Friday 20 October 2017

9am - 5pm Day 1 Sessions (Registration from 8.30am)
7pm - 11pm Conference Dinner (Pee Wee's at the Point, East Point Reserve)

Saturday 21 October 2017
9.30am - 4.00pm Day 2 Sessions


Accommodation is SOLD OUT for 19 October 2017. Adina Studios rooms available 20 & 21 October (subject to availability) - please email

Conference days: Fri 20 October - Saturday 21 October 2017 (Welcome Cocktail Function Thur evening)


The Welcome Cocktail Function will be held in the
Neptuna/Mavie Room on Thurs evening 19 October at Vibe Hotel, 6.00-7.30pm.
Guests tickets: $50


A sumptuous buffet dinner will be held at Pees Wee's at the Point, 7pm-11pm on Friday 20 October. This multiple award winning restaurant is situated at the tranquil East Point Reserve, with magnificent views across Fannie Bay and Mindil Beach.

Guest tickets: $155.


This event is an excellent opportunity to gain exposure to over 150 legal practitioners with a social justice focus. Various sponsorship packages are available for this conference, ranging from major partners, exhibitors, advertisers, social event sponsorship and tailored packages.

For more information, CLICK HERE. We can also be contacted at or phone (02) 9258 7700.

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