Program

The program overview below is provisional and subject to change. It will be updated as planning proceeds, please check this page regularly. 

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Thursday 10 June 2021

PLENARY
0930 – 1100

Resisting the Creeping Tide of Court-Type Procedures

Hon Justice Janine Pritchard
President SAT

With a panel of tribunal leaders

Chair: Hon Justice Judy Hughes, President SACAT

1100 – 1115 BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
1115 – 1215

Being time smart: tips for tribunal members

Associate Prof Ashley Whillans
Harvard Business School

Writing with style (or how to vanquish Zombie nouns):  a masterclass

Helen Sword
international expert on academic, professional, and creative writing

Leading Tribunal Members – Training Leaders

Hon Dr Robyn Layton AO QC
Former Justice of the Supreme Court of SA

in conversation with Walkley award winning journalist
Jenny Brockie

1215 – 1230 BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
1230 – 1330

“I object (again)”: Dealing with objections from represented and self-represented parties

Judge Richard Weinstein SC
NSW District Court

Hugh Dillon
Deputy President NSW Mental Health Review Tribunal, former NSW Deputy State Coroner

Writing with style (or how to vanquish Zombie nouns):  a masterclass

continued…

Building a resilient organization

Shane Fitzsimmons
Commissioner of Resilience NSW and former Commissioner NSW Rural Fire Service

Magistrate Fiona Hayes
Victorian Magistrates Wellbeing Committee

in conversation with Walkley award winning journalist
Jenny Brockie

Friday 11 June 2021

PLENARY
0930 – 1100

Doing justice in a digital environment: options, opportunities and obstacles for tribunals

Dr Carolyn McKay
Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney Law School, author of The Pixilated Prisoner

Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG
former Justice of the High Court of Australia

Hon Justice Martin Daubney AM
President of QCAT

Chair: Graeme Neate AM, President of ACAT

1100 – 1115 BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION ONE
1115 – 1215

Evidence and fact-finding: what does ‘the tribunal is not bound by the rules of evidence’ mean?

Dr Janina Boughey
Senior Lecturer, UNSW Law and Justice

Linda Pearson
Principal Member  of NCAT

Writing with style (or how to vanquish Zombie nouns):  a masterclass

Helen Sword
international expert on academic, professional, and creative writing

Giving oral reasons for decision: a masterclass

Judge Sandy Horneman-Wren SC
District Court of Queensland, former Deputy President of QCAT

Hon Alan Wilson QC
Former President, QCAT

1215 – 1230 BREAK
CONCURRENT SESSION TWO
1230 – 1330

Life hacks for not getting stressed

Dr Jemma King
Behavioural psychologist

Writing with style (or how to vanquish Zombie nouns):  a masterclass

continued…

Apprehended bias and administrative tribunals

Hon Justice John Griffiths
Federal Court of Australia

ABOUT COAT

The COAT is intended to facilitate liaison and discussion between the heads of tribunals. It will support the development of best practice models and model procedural rules, standards of behaviour and conduct for members and increased capacity for training and support for members.