Chaired by Richard Bruxner, Northern Territory Civil & Administrative Tribunal (NTCAT)
Malcolm Schyvens, New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT), Vicki Campbell, Employment Relations Authority, NZ and Justice Judy Hughes, South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal
Panel members will discuss examples of issues and their resolution in their jurisdiction.
Jann Lennard, New South Wales Civil and Administrative Tribunal (NCAT)/ ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal (ACAT), Genevieve Nihill, Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal and Bertus de Villiers, State Administrative Tribunal of Western Australia
Gina Frampton Clear Communication Consultant, Writing Comes Alive, NSW
Security: Tribunal Hearings Involving National Security and Other Sensitive and Confidential Issues – Providing Procedural Fairness
Tim Begbie Senior General Councel, Dispute Resolution, Australian Government Solicitor and
Paul O’Sullivan AO CNZM, Former Diplomat and Director-General of Australian Security Intelligence Organisation
Five Minute Room Change
Tribunals of the Future – Toward Digital Tribunals?
The Community Justice and Tribunals System in Singapore Small Claims Tribunals and Technology in Australian courts and Tribunals
Justin Davidson Team Leader, Law Enforcement Team, Dispute Resolution, Australian Government Solicitor and Sian Leathem, CEO and Principal Registrar, Administrative Appeals Tribunal, NSW
Keynote Address Governments and Tribunals The Hon. Philip Ruddock, former Commonwealth Attorney – General, The Hon. Rob Hulls, former Victorian Attorney-General and Doug Humphreys OAM, President, New South Wales Law Society
Closing Comments and Announcement of the 2019 Conference Location
Close of 2018 COAT National Conference
4.45pm - 6.00pm
Post Conference Drinks
Continuing Professional Development Units for Tribunal Members
The Law Society and Bar Association does not accredit courses. The CPD scheme is based on self-assessment of the educational activity by the practitioner. The topics included in the 2018 Conference Program are designed to cover the compulsory CPD units for Tribunal members is in the areas of ethics and professional responsibility, practice management and professional skills. If you consider that the Conference content is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law, then you should claim one “unit” for each hour of attendance, refreshment breaks not included.
A Certificate of Attendance will be available in electronic format (pdf) at the conclusion of the Conference. When registering to attend, please select the option to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Alternatively, please visit the Conference Registration Desk on site, to request your Certificate of Attendance.
All Conference activities and schedules are subject to change without notice. For any questions about the Conference schedule please contact GEMS Event Management Australia on +61 2 9744 5252.
Session attendance is on a first come, first served basis.