Past Colloquium Papers

2016 Colloquium

The JCA’s 2016 Colloquium was held in Canberra at the Hyatt Hotel from October 7-9 2016. To read any of the papers, click on the title of the paper.

Seeing Visions and Dreaming Dreams

Chief Justice Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia

Fight or flight or…? Victim reactions to interpersonal violence

Dr Angela Williams, The Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine

Associate Professor Vanita Parekh, Director Clinical Forensic Medical Services

How leading judges write

The Hon Justice Margaret McMurdo AC, President of the Queensland Court of Appeal

Muslims, Law and the Legal System

Professor Tim Lindsey, Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society – University of Melbourne

State of the Country: Future Challenges

Professor Ian Chubb AC, former Chief Scientist of Australia

Judicial well-being

The Hon Justice Margaret Beazley AO, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal

Papers from earlier Colloquiums

Selected papers from Colloquiums prior to 2013 are in alphabetical order of author.  The date of the colloquium at which the paper was presented is shown in brackets.  To read any of the papers, click on the title of the relevant paper.

Anictomitas, His Honour John,  Opening address at the 2003 Colloquium  (2003)

Auty, Her Honour Kate  Aboriginal sentencing  (2003)

Barker, The Hon Michael  First you see it – then you don’t. Harry Houdini and the art of interpreting statutes  (2012)

Basten, John  Developments in judicial review in the context of immigration cases  (2003)

Bathurst, The Hon Chief Justice T F Separation of Powers: Reality or Desirable Fiction? (2013)

Bell, The Hon Virginia  Independence from one another  (2010)

Bloemen, Her Honour Antoine  Aboriginal sentencing (2003)

Blow, The Hon Alan  Judicial retirement benefits  (2004)

Sir Francis Gerard Brennan, AC, KBE, QC

Brennan, The Rt Hon Sir Gerard  Judicial independence  (1996)

Brennan, The Rt Hon Sir Gerard  The common law: law for a time, law for a place  (2005)

Brennan, The Rev’d Fr Frank The Practical Outcomes of the National Human Rights Consultation (2013)

Bryant, The Hon Diana  Court governance – the autonomous model: not all beer and skittles  (2006)

Bryant, The Hon Diana Family Courts and Family Violence (2015)

Bryant, The Hon Diana  The use of extrinsic materials – with particular reference to social science and family law decision making  (2012)

Bugg, Damian  The role of the DPP in the 20th century  (1999)

Cain, Tracey  Trial by media: skills to master the new environment  (2002)

Cain, Tracey  Working with the media and the media handbook  (2003)

Charlesworth, Professor Hilary  Terrorism and the law – human rights and security: conflict or convergence?  (2005)

Coates, Richard  A history of legal aid in Australia  (1999)

Crock, Dr Mary  Refugees in Australia: of lore, legends and the judicial process  (2003)

Cummins, The Hon Phillip  Shakespeare and madness  (2009)

Cunningham, Helen  The role of the judiciary in a modern democracy  (1997)

Davies, The Hon Geoff  Judicial reticence  (1997)

Debeljak, Julie  Judicial independence: a collection of materials for the Judicial Conference of Australia  (2001)

Debeljak, Julie  The courts versus the people: have the judges gone too far?  (2002)

Dowsett, The Hon John  Judicial education  (1998)

Doyle, The Hon John  Should judges speak out?  (2001)

Doyle, The Hon John  Court governance and judicial independence: the South Australian approach  (2006)

Elias, The Rt Hon Dame Sian  Judicial retirement benefits: superannuation (2004)

Dame Sian Elias

Elias, The Rt Hon Dame Sian  Public confidence and judicial function: the New Zealand experience  (2004)

Evans, Simon & Williams, Professor John  Appointing Australian judges: a new model

French, The Hon Robert  Judicial exchange – debalkanising the courts  (2005)

Gans, Professor Joshua  The GFC and the legal system  (2009)

Gawler, Michael  What does the legal profession want from the courts  (1998)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  The role of the judiciary in a modern democracy  (1997)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  A changing judiciary  (2001)

The Hon Murray Gleeson, AC QC

The Hon Murray Gleeson, AC QC

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  Public confidence in the judiciary  (2002)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  Judicial selection and training: two sides of the one coin  (2003)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  Out of touch or out of reach?  (2004)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  A core value  (2006)

Gleeson, The Hon Murray  Some legal scenery  (2007)

Gotterson, R W  The appointment of judges  (1998)

Green, The Hon Sir Guy  Opening address at the 2002 Colloquium  (2002)

Griffin, The Hon Trevor  Judicial appointments: contribution to panel discussion  (1999)

Hayne, The Hon Kenneth  Australian law in the twentieth century  (1999)

Heath, Chief Magistrate Steven  Innovations in Western Australian Magistrates Courts  (2005)

Higgins, The Hon Terence  Court governance in the Australian Capital Territory  (2006)

Holmes, The Hon Justice Mental Health Court of Queensland (2014)

Keane, The Hon Patrick  Access to justice and other shibboleths  (2009)

Keane, The Hon Patrick The idea of the professional judge: the challenges of communication (2014)

Kenyon, Professor Andrew  Justice seen to be done: suppression orders in law and practice  (2006)

Kiefel, The Hon Susan  Civil procedures : some comparisons  (1998)

King, The Hon L J  The Attorney-General, politics and the judiciary  (1999)

Kok, Magistrate Daphne  Relationships between courts – how appealing?  (2007)

Kourakis, The Hon Chief Justice Chris Court Governance: The South Australian Model (2014)

Lane, Bernard  Judicial reticence  (1997)

Lavarch, The Hon Michael  The courts versus the people: have the judges gone too far?  (2002)

Lowndes, John  The Australian magistracy: from justices of the peace to judges and beyond  (1999)

Malcolm, The Hon David  Discretion in sentencing: mandatory sentencing laws  (2001)

Martin, The Hon Brian  Customary law – Northern Territory  (2007)

Martin, The Hon Wayne  Customary law – Western Australia  (2007)

Martin, The Hon Wayne Freedom of the Press and the Courts (2015)

Mason, The Hon Keith  Should judges speak out?  (2001)

Mason, The Hon Keith  Throwing stones: a cost/benefit analysis of judges being offensive to each other  (2007)

McClellan, The Hon Peter  Judicial conduct: still a live issue?  (2005)

McGarvie, The Hon Richard  The courts and the future: new stump jumps to plough old paddocks  (1998)

McMillan, Professor John  The courts versus the people: have the judges gone too far?  (2002)

McMurdo, The Hon Margaret  Should judges speak out?  (2001)

McMurdo, The Hon Margaret  Commentary on paper by Justice Malcolm Wallis  (2012)

Justice Dean Mildren

Mildren, The Hon Dean  Discretion in sentencing  (2001)

Mildren, The Hon Dean  Aboriginal sentencing  (2003)

Moore, The Hon Justice Simon The Media and the Courts: The New Zealand Perspective and Experience (2014)

Morgan, Neil  Mandatory sentencing in Australia: where have we been and where are we going?  (2001)

Morgan, Neil  Easy scapegoats and simplistic reactions: the continuing saga of mandatory sentencing  (2002)

Norrish, His Honour Judge Stephen Sentencing Indigenous Offenders (2013)

Opeskin, Professor Brian  Population challenges for the Australian judiciary: the next 40 years  (2010)

Owen, The Hon Neville Royal Commissions: the practicalities  (speaking notes) (2013)

Perry, The Hon John  Courts versus the people: have the judges gone too far?  (2002)

Prescott, Chief Magistrate Kelvyn  Magistrates: independent but accountable  (2005)

Rackemann, His Honour Michael  Innovations in court procedures – the management of experts  (2011)

Rackemann, His Honour Michael The Management of Experts (2013)

Rares, The Hon Steven  How the implied constitutional freedom of communication on government and political matter may require the development of the principles of open justice  (2007)

Rares, The Hon Steven Using the ‘Hot Tub’ – How Concurrent Evidence Aids Understanding Issues (2013)

Rares, The Hon Steven Why the Magna Carta still matters (2015)

Renwick, Dr James  Detention without trial – the relevance for Australia of the US Supreme Court decisions in Hambi, Rasul and Rumsfeld  (2005)

Roxon, Nicola  Comment on proposals for an Australian judicial appointments commission  (2006)

Ruddock, The Hon Philip  Opening address at the 2004 Colloquium  (2004)

Ryan, The Hon Kevin  Judges, courts and tribunals  (1996)

Sackville, The Hon Ronald  Introductory remarks: the courts versus the people: have the judges gone too far?  (2002)

Sackville, The Hon Ronald  Refugee law: the shifting balance  (2003)

Sallmann, Professor Peter  Judicial conduct: still a live issue?  (2005)

Sheahan, The Hon Terry  Barbarians at the gate?  (2012)

Smith, The Hon Timothy  Supreme courts, trial courts, and the rule of law  (1998)

Smith, The Hon Timothy  Court governance and the executive model  (2006)

Soden, Warwick Self administration in the Federal Court of Australia (2014)

Toyne, The Hon Dr Peter  Personal reflections on judicial independence – after-dinner speech  (2003)

Underwood, The Hon Peter  Has the trial process reached its “use by” date?  (1998)

Wallis, The Hon Malcolm  Judges as employees  (2012)

Chief Justice Marilyn Warren AC

Warren, The Hon Marilyn  Independence of the magistracy: crossing over to judicialism  (2004)

Warren, The Hon Marilyn  The duty owed to the court – sometimes forgotten  (2009)

Warren, The Hon Marilyn  Public confidence in the judiciary – a response to the announcement of the Honourable the Attorney General  (2009)

Warren, The Hon Marilyn  Independence and External Review Performance  (2012)

White, The Hon Margaret  Comments on paper by the Hon Richard McGarvie on The Courts and the Future  (1998)

White, The Hon Richard  Commentary on paper by Justice Michael Barker  (2012)

Williams, The Hon Daryl  Opening address at the 2001 Colloquium  (2001)

Williams, Professor John & Evans, Simon  Appointing Australian judges: a new model

Woodyatt, Tony Mental health issues in the courts (2014)

Yeats, Her Honour Mary Ann  Aboriginal customary law and sentencing  (2007)

The views expressed in papers presented at the JCA’s Colloquiums are not necessarily those of the Judicial Conference of Australia.

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