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Selden Society 2018 Lecture Series - Lecture One: Guns and Judges

As an Associate Justice of the US Supreme Court, Scalia was more concerned with being true, as he saw it, to the principles of textualism and originalism than with forming coalitions of like-minded judges. He wanted to win each argument, and his frustration with the reasoning of other members of the Court would often lead him to engage in ferocious and destructive dissents.

Debate for Justice

Join EDO Qld for a fun-filled evening of creative debating, live auction and raffle prizes at our annual fundraising event Debate for Justice.

This year, retired Supreme Court Judge Alan Wilson QC, former President of the Queensland Court of Appeal Margaret McMurdo AC and Judge of the District Court of Queensland Sandy Horneman-Wren SC take on EDO and Friends debating the topic “Things are hotting up”.

National Indigenous Youth and Juvenile Justice Conference: Justice Without Bar

Since the arrival of Europeans more and more emphasis has been placed on the law and how to reprimand individuals or groups who stepped outside of the perception of the law.  The back bone of the system is detention or incarceration.  Prisons,jails and detention centres have continued to increase up to the present date; needless to say the inmate population has grown expediential.   Statistics show the imbalance of indigenous inmates incarnated far out ways the norm within society.

National Indigenous NDIS Conference

The 1st National Indigenous NDIS Conference: Disability Care Our Way is designed to provide organisations and workers in the disability sector the opportunity to discuss and share information in regards to the successes and challenges they’ve experienced in the roll out and the implementation of one of Australia’s largest social policy reforms, the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) which aimed to provide the person living with a disability better choice and control over their own lives, decisions, needs and wants.

2018 National Indigenous Child Protection & Safety Conference

This conference has been developed in response to exploring ways on how to prevent our children being placed into care of the state or external organisations. Statistics across Australia are irrefutable no matter what state or territory you are from the numbers of Indigenous children in care is tilted in the wrong direction wherein the weight of evidence shows that Indigenous children in care make up a large percentage of the overall number of children in care.

Indigenous Stop Domestic and Family Violence National Conference

The 5th INDIGENOUS STOP DOMESTIC AND FAMILY VIOLENCE NATIONAL CONFERENCE will focus on issues such as psychological, physical, emotional and mental abuse inflected on individuals and communities subjected to all forms of family and domestic violence. High quality information, research, community and government programs will be highlighted at the conference with the aim of providing positive outcomes in the drive to stop all forms of family and domestic violence in our communities.

Disciplinary Law Masterclass

Designed for experienced practitioners who wish to elevate their knowledge and skills. Our accelerated 90-minute disciplinary law masterclass could also entitle you to 1.5 CPD points. Receive updates on recent significant cases and how they could impact your daily practice, hear a keynote address from Justice Peter Davis QC, and share knowledge with the experts including her Honour Judge Suzanne Sheridan, Deputy President, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, in a Q&A session.

Earlybird registration closes 4 April.

Protecting Legal Rights Conference

This conference addresses the issue of the rule of law and the importance of protecting it in all legal processes. Discussions will cover the recent examples which demonstrate the broad spectrum of practice areas affected by challenges to the rule of law. The opening speech by Justice James Edelman of the High Court of Australia will be a key highlight to attendees as he addresses the rule of law in cases before the High Court.