Asylum seeker policies and NDIS concerns discussed at WA conference

21st Aug 2012

The Australian Lawyers Alliance annual WA Conference in Perth on Friday promises a diverse and cutting edge program with presentations from the Western Australian Governor, high profile judges and specialist barristers and lawyers.

Included in the program is WA Supreme Court Justice Ken Martin who will give a WA perspective on the Damages for Loss of a Chance and Justice John Chaney who will be calling for a review of the WA Children’s Community Services Act 2004 as part of his presentation on things to know about the State Administrative Tribunal.

Barrister Robert Lindsay will be discussing the political implications of recent government decisions to process offshore asylum seekers, while barrister, Belinda Lonsdale, will be discussing Recent People Smuggling Cases: Some Ethical, Legal and Practical Aspects.

Governor Malcolm McCusker QC will be making his own personal legal remarks on the day, with Australian Lawyers Alliance National President, Tony Kerin, revealing concerning holes in plans for the National Disability Insurance Scheme.

Barrister Graham Droppert will be giving the dissection of the diving case Hodder v Town of Port Headland and Department of Commerce Worksafe solicitor Andrea Crichton-Browne will be discussing the reach of the Occupational Safety & Health Act 1984.

ALA WA President and high profile barrister, Tom Percy QC, will also attend along with WA Director and prominent criminal lawyer, Shash Nigam, who has a unique upcoming case involving extradition law and the internet.

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