29 Feb–1 Mar 2020
$520 (Early Bird)
$140 (Student Price)
ANU/NJCA Sentencing Conference 2020
The National Judicial College of Australia and the Australian National University will hold their next annual conference at the Australian National University in Canberra on Saturday 29th February & Sunday 1st March 2020. The theme for 2020 is Sentencing.
Below is a list of sessions. A link to the draft program* can be found at the bottom of this page.
Registrations for the conference are now open; an early bird registration period is available until 31st January, 2020. Registrations fees are as follows:
Full registration: $600 ($520 early bird)
Student registration*: $160 ($140 early bird)
*Full time students only; proof of student status will be required.
Session 1: Commonwealth Law Round-up
Ms Sarah McNaughton SC, Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions
Session Chair: Justice Wendy Abraham, Federal Court of Australia
Session 2: Your right to have a full or balanced report on sentences
Chief Judge Peter Kidd SC, County Court of Victoria
Session Chair: The Hon Geoff Muecke, former Chief Judge, District Court of South Australia
Session 3: It’s too late now to say sorry: Sentencing for Contempt of Court
Justice Natalie Adams, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Ms Belinda Baker, New South Wales Crown Prosecutor
Session Chair: Justice Shane Gill, Family Court of Australia
Session 4: The Punitive Impact of Fines and Court Levies
Associate Professor Julia Quilter, University of Wollongong
Session Chair: Chief Magistrate Steven Heath, Magistrates Court of Western Australia
Session 5: Incidental Consequences
Dr Wendy Kukulies-Smith, ANU College of Law, Australian National University
Associate Professor Peter Billing, University of Queensland
Session Chair: Justice Desmond Fagan, Supreme Court of New South Wales
Professor Nicola Lacey, London School of Economics
Session Chair: Dr Arlie Loughnan,University of Sydney
Session 6: Taking Indigenous Experience into Account in Sentencing
Associate Professor Thalia Anthony, University of Technology Sydney
Judge Sophia Beckett, District Court of New South Wales
Ms Vanessa Edwige, Consultant Psychologist
Miss Karlene Phillips, Five Bridges
Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of New South Wales
Session Chair: Dr Anthony Hopkins, ANU College of Law, Australian National University
Session 7: Restorative Justice in the Aftermath of Environmental Offending: Theory and Practice
Mr Mark Hamilton, University of New South Wales
Mr Tom Howard SC, Barrister, Frederick Jordan Chambers
Session Chair: Justice Rachel Pepper, Land and Environment Court of New South Wales
Session 8: The Sentencing Recommendations of the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse: Where Now?
Magistrate Hugh Donnelly, Local Court of New South Wales
Emeritus Professor Arie Freiberg AM, Monash University
Session Chair: Judge Meryl Sexton, County Court of Victoria
*Program is subject to change
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How is my participation confirmed?
You will receive an email and invoice/receipt once your registration is received and payment is confirmed.
Is it possible to make arrangements for special requirements, including dietary or other?
Yes, provided the College has sufficient notice to arrange it.
There is a space on the registration form for you to note these requirements.
Does the college organise flights and accommodation for conference attendees?
No, individual participants are required to arrange their own flights and accommodation.
If I am unable to attend the conference for any reason, is the fee refunded?
Please see our Terms & Conditions.
What is the dress code?
The required dress code is smart casual.
Can I bring my partner to the conference drinks?
Partners are welcome to attend the drinks function for a small additional fee.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
Can I attend just some of the sessions for a reduced fee?
No. A full conference fee is payable regardless of how many sessions you attend.
Will I need to bring an electronic device such as a laptop with me?
No, you are however welcome to bring a device to take notes.
Please note that recording of presentations is not permitted.
Will I receive a copy of the presentations?
Where a presenter gives permission, digital copies of their presentations/papers will be made available either via email or the NJCA website.
Where can I get further information or assistance?
Please contact the NJCA administration team via email: email@example.com