Talking Justice Seminar - BendigoThursday, May 17, 2018 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (AEST) More Information →
Talking Justice is a thought provoking and enlightening series of public conversations that explore diverse perspectives on what we mean by ‘justice’ in Australian society today. Join writers, commentators and legal practitioners as they tackle some of our most vexing social issues.
A long battle has been fought for women to feel safe to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, where for too long such incidents have been unchecked and perpetrators not held to account. Now as the #MeToo campaign gains momentum and more women come forward to share their experiences, some observers suggest that due process is not being properly extended to the accused. Others have argued that the presumption of innocence is a legal standard that does not apply in everyday life, and that we should question whether due process is being demanded for reasons of justice, or as cover for something less sincere. Are the concerns regarding due process and presumption of innocence valid? How can the rights of the accused be balanced with accountability, change and the need to create a safe environment for women to share their stories?
Presented by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre.
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Phone: 5445 0909