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Program | The National Indigenous Legal Conference 2018

Program of Events

Tuesday 25 September 2018

OPENING PLENARY
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:10 Conference Opening: MC Ashley Truscott LLB
09:10 – 09:20 Welcome to Country: Dr Richard Walley OAM
09:20 – 09:30 Opening Address: Professor Jill Milroy AM, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Education, University of Western Australia
KEYNOTE ADDRESSES
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
09:30 – 10:30 The Hon Robert French AC, Chancellor University of Western Australia
“Simple Justice - Recognition and Sovereignty”
10:30 – 10:45 Morning Tea: Available in the Business School Foyer
10:45 – 11:45 Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous, Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
“Advancing Constitutional Reform”
11:45 – 12:45 Lunch: Available in the Business School Foyer
12:45 – 13:45 Adjunct Professor Dennis Eggington, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service
“Rights in Historical Context”
CONCURRENT SESSIONS
Sovereign Laws Sovereign Voices
Time: 13:45 – 14:45 Time: 13:45 – 14:45
Title: “Sovereign People, Self-Governance and Treaties”
Frederick Jordan Chambers
Mr Tony McAvoy SC

Title: “A Constitutional Voice - International Comparative Examples”
Curtin Law School -
Professor Bertus de Villiers
Title: “Lest We Forget”
Goldfields Land and Sea Council CEO
Mr Hans Bokelund
Venue: 101 Don Voelte & Nancy Keegan Room - First Floor Venue: G42 Michael Chaney Room - Ground Floor
14:45 – 15:00 Afternoon Tea: Available in the Business School Foyer
CLOSING PLENARY
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
15:00 – 15:30 Keynote Address: Mr Jeremiah Riley, CEO, CodeSwitch
“Native Title Bodies Corporate Challenges”
15:30 – 15:45 Keynote Address: Mr Konrad de Kerloy, Treasurer, The Law Council of Australia and Former President, The Law Society of WA
“The Justice Project”
15:45 – 16:00 Closing Address: MC Ashley Truscott LLB
NETWORKING DRINKS AND BOOK LAUNCH
Venue: Business School Court Yard.
16:00 – 17:00 End-of-day Networking Drinks and Book Launch
'Constitutional Recognition'
Dr Dylan Lino, Lecturer
UWA Law School - All Welcome

Wednesday 26 September 2018

OPENING PLENARY
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome Address: MC Ashley Truscott LLB
09:15 – 10:15 Keynote Address: Professor Irene Watson, Research Professor of Law, Pro Vice Chancellor Aboriginal Leadership and Strategy, University of South Australia
“Aboriginal Peoples: Our Laws Have Always Been Here!”
10:15 – 10:30 Morning Tea: Available in the Business School Foyer
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
10:30 – 11:30 Keynote Address: Michael Mansell
“Acting Sovereignty”
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
11:30 – 12:15 Keynote Address: Mr David Saylor, Principal Legal Practitioner, Saylor Legal
“Native Title, Autonomy, Self-Determination and Sovereignty”
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch: Available in the Business School Foyer
KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
13:15 – 14:15 Keynote Address: Professor Helen Milroy
“Comprehending the Level of Trauma Experienced by Aboriginal Children - Perspectives of a Royal Commissioner and Psychiatrist”
PROGRAM LAUNCH
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
14:15 – 14:45 UWA Juris Doctor Indigenous Program
Dr Ambelin Kwaymullina, Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School
CLOSE OF PROGRAM
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
14:45 – 14:55 Closing Address
Professor Jill Milroy AM, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous Education, University of Western Australia
14:55 – 15:10 Afternoon Tea: Available in the Business School Foyer
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
Venue: Wesfarmers Lecture Theatre (WFLT) UWA Business School (441) - Ground Floor Room G91.
15:10 – 16:10 Indigenous Lawyers Committee AGM - Restricted to Members Only
GALA DINNER
Venue: Hyatt Regency Hotel Perth, 99 Adelaide Terrace, Perth.
18:30 – 19:00 Networking Drinks - Pre-Function Area, North Foyer
19:00 – 22:00 Gala Dinner (Grand Ballroom) - Sponsored by Gilbert and Tobin
Welcome to Country: Dr Richard Walley OAM
Entertainment Music by Joel Davis and Ed Leis - Sponsored by The Law Council of Australia
Speaker: The Honourable Peter Quinlan, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia