Expanding our justice knowledge

Bendigo Weekly | Bendigo Weekly | 11-May-2017

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Talking Justice returns to the Ulumbarra Theatre for Law Week 2017. 

This year’s event on May 19 and 20 brings some of Australia’s most distinguished writers, lawyers, activists and commentators to Bendigo to tackle what are sometimes referred to as wicked problems, vexing social and legal dilemmas that defy simple solutions. 

This year’s moderator is ABC radio presenter Damien Carrick.

Loddon Campaspe CLC, which provides free legal advice and support to vulnerable and disadvantaged people across Central Victoria, initiated Talking Justice in 2014. 

It sought to create a space for the community to broaden its understanding of what is meant by justice and to hear experts with diverse perspectives debate how best to tackle contemporary public policy dilemmas.

ARC Justice’s Hayley Mansfield said many of the issues that appear in our media have a social justice dimension.

“Whether it be our response to young offenders rioting in custody or the Family Court’s accountability to parents. Talking Justice provides us with an opportunity to expand our understanding of ‘justice’ beyond simple metrics such as rates of offending and sentencing,” she said.

Tickets from gotix.com.au 

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