The Centre of Rural Regional Law and Justice hosted an inaugural Rural Roundtable discussion
on 'Rural Engagement in Policy and Law Reform [136KB PDF]', facilitated by his Honour County Court Judge, Gerard Mullaly.
The Rural Roundtable is part of the Centre's broader mission to enhance access to improved justice systems and services for Rural and Regional Australia through research, education, engagement and advocacy.
Our panel of guest speakers included:
- Lillian Topic, Executive Officer, Rural and Regional Committee, Parliament of Victoria
- Andrew Tongue, Secretary, Department of Planning and Community Development
- Merrin Mason, CEO, Victorian Law Reform Commission
- Lucy Adams, Lawyer, Public Interest Clearing House (PILCH)
Lucy Adams, Merrin Mason, Andrew Tongue
& Lillian Topic
The panel provided an insight into engaging with rural and regional Victorians in policy and law reform and why this is important.
Participants from various peak and human organisation and legal service providers attended the discussion.
'I just wanted to say what an interesting, informative and enjoyable morning the rural round table proved to be. I was very pleased to be able to attend. Congratulations to Deakin for organising such a worthwhile event in such pleasant surroundings.'
- Fabiola Superina, Publications and Web,
The Law Handbook