WORKSHOP: “LAW AND POVERTY IN AUSTRALIA 40 YEARS AFTER THE SACKVILLE REPORT”

Event date: 
16 Oct 2015 - 17 Oct 2015
Venue: 
Staff Common room
Topic: 
Poverty
Speaker: 
Various
Cost: 
Free
RSVP email: 
a.durbach@unsw.edu.au
Enquiries: 
Any questions? Contact us on 9385 2543

A workshop 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. There is limited space for this event, so please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.