The popular Talking Justice series is back again this year.  From May 20 to 22, during Law Week, the Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre is bringing together some of Australia’s finest writers and thinkers, including Julian Burnside QC, to debate what ‘justice’ means in 2016.

This year’s line-up of speakers and performers builds on this annual event’s strong foundation of passion, expertise, diversity and respect. The 2016 program will canvas issues from the local to the international, encompassing Justice in an age of global dislocation. Topics include Accountability, Engagement and Activism, Gender and Diversity, Celebrating and safeguarding cultural identity, and Equality in an unequal world.

The moderator for Talking Justice 2016 is Martin Krygier.  Martin is the Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory, and Co-Director of the Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law at the University of NSW.

This year’s program will be spread across two venues: Bendigo’s classic Capital Theatre and the new Ulumbarra Theatre.

See the program and book your ticket to hear these inspirational speakers at:  or check out the details on

Speakers/Performers include:

Paris Aristotle – CEO Foundation House.

Julian Burnside AO QC – Barrister and human rights and refugee advocate.

Felicity Gerry QC – Barrister and sexual offences expert.

Deborah Glass OBE – Victorian Ombudsman.

Judy Small – Judge, Federal Circuit Court of Australia.

Julian McMahon – Barrister, death penalty abolitionist and defence lawyer for Myuran Sukumaran, Andrew Chan and Luke Nguyen.

Rowena Allan – Victorian Commissioner for Gender and Sexuality.

Clementine Ford – Feminist and activist.

Howard Nathan – Retired Supreme Court Justice.

Andrew Jackomos – Aboriginal Commissioner for Children and Young People.

Antoinette Braybrook – CEO, Aboriginal Family Violence Prevention Legal Service.

Shane Howard AM – Writer, founding member of Goanna.

Martin Flanagan – Journalist and author.

Tim Costello AO – CEO World Vision Australia.

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa – Spoken word poet and activist.


Follow the event on the twitter hashtag: #TalkingJustice16