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Workshop: Law and poverty in Australia 40 years after the Sackville Report

Australian Human Rights Centre

Friday, 16 October 2015 at 9:00 am - Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 3:00 pm (AEDT)

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We are pleased to announe that a workshop on "Law and poverty in Australia 40 years after the Sackville Report" will be held from 16-17 October 2015 at the UNSW Law School.

The workshop has two basic aims.

       First, it seeks to critically assess the extent of legal change in Australia by reference to recommendations in the Report of Professor Ronald Sackville entitled Law and Poverty in Australia, AGPS, Canberra, 1975, 40 years on. The proposed reforms covered legal aid, tenancy, consumer law, social security and criminal law, legal services and access to justice, and the position of disadvantaged people before the law (Aboriginal peoples, migrants, homeless, children).

       Second, it will examine the extent to which poverty, and the legal dimensions of it, present new challenges for lawyers, legal scholars and policy-makers; and it will explore the range of strategies best suited to address the new landscape. 

We have gathered an array of experts presenters, local and international, from the fields of law and social policy. We hope you can join us. A collection of draft papers will be available one week before the workshop commences.

The workshop has been organised by Andrea Durbach, Brendan Edgeworth, Vicki Sentas, UNSW Law and the Australian Human Rights Centre.

We would like to acknowledge and thank UNSW Law School for its generous support of the workshop.

Photo credit: Croatian citizens search through a dump for possible items to salvage. Photo ID 180611. 1997. Vukovar, Croatia. UN Photo/Eric Kanalstein.

 

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Staff Common Room, Level 2, UNSW LAW
Union Road
#Building F8
Kensington, NSW 2052
Australia

Friday, 16 October 2015 at 9:00 am - Saturday, 17 October 2015 at 3:00 pm (AEDT)


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Australian Human Rights Centre

The AHRCentre aims to promote public awareness and academic scholarship about domestic and international human rights standards, laws and procedures through research projects, education programs and publications. The Centre brings together practitioners, research fellows and student interns from Australia and internationally to research, teach and debate contemporary human rights issues. The Centre also publishes the Australian Journal of Human Rights and the Human Rights Defender and hosts a number of seminars and events each year.

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