Engendering Justice - 17 August 2022

New research by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (QSAC) shows that the number of women sentenced to imprisonment in Queensland has tripled since 2005.

Featuring a keynote address by the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC and expert panel discussion, this event will examine the myriad of reasons why women and girls are coming into contact with Queensland’s criminal justice system.

The Council will also share key findings from its forthcoming report on the sentencing of women and girls in Queensland.

Keynote speaker

The Hon Margaret McMurdo AC - former President of the Queensland Court of Appeal and former Chair of the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce

Panel discussion

The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Elena Marchetti - Griffith University and Deputy Chair, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.

Panel members

  • Thelma Schwartz – Principal Legal Officer, QIFVLS
  • Ruth O'Gorman QC, Barrister and Chair of Criminal Law Committee (BAQ)
  • Debbie Kilroy OAM – CEO, Sisters Inside and member of QSAC
  • Professor Thalia Anthony, Faculty of Law at University of Technology Sydney
  • Natalie Lewis – Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission

Event details

Wednesday 17 August 2022, 6pm (registrations and cash bar from 5:30pm)

Underground Theatre, Brisbane Powerhouse and live streamed online

(Light refreshments and tea/coffee provided)

This is a FREE event, but registration is required (places limited)

Please note - event will be running at half capacity to allow for social distancing. We encourage masks to be worn to the event. The Brisbane Powerhouse follows all standard Covid-19 protocols.

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