Jesuit Social Services and the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (NAAJA) are pleased to announce the 5th National Justice Symposium.
It is thirty years on from the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody and 28 July marks five years since the Royal Commission into the protection and detention of children in the Northern Territory yet First Nations children and young people remain overrepresented at all points in the Australian justice system.
Centring the voices and stories of First Nations young people and their communities, this year’s Symposium will explore the ingredients for change from the grassroots to the system level.
The day will include a series of keynotes and panel discussions, including conversations with young people, conversations with Elders, a focus on system reform, case studies of good practice, and finally, a look at the power of storytelling and community action.REGISTER NOW
…with more to be announced soon!
Following the full-day Symposium, Katerina Gaita, Founder of Climate for Change, will facilitate a half-day Sector Workshop.
Representatives from non-government organisations (including legal, health and other social services), community groups, Elders, local government, academics and interested community members are encouraged to join us for the workshop, to turn the ideas and inspiration from Day 1 into a plan of action.
The workshop will give participants the opportunity to:
When: 28 July (full-day Symposium) and 29 July (half-day Sector Workshop)
Where: Grand Ballroom, Doubletree by Hilton, 82 Barrett Drive, Alice Springs, NT
Below please find information on ticket options and prices.
Please contact our team if these ticket prices pose a barrier to your attendance.
For your convenience, please find accommodation information below in order of proximity to the Symposium venue. If you are travelling to Alice Springs for the Symposium, we recommend timing your arrival for Tuesday 27 July to ensure that you don’t miss the Symposium’s start the following morning.
Do not wait to book your accommodation. Room availability in Alice Springs is very tight due to it being its busiest time of year for tourism.
Sign up to keep up to date with our National Justice Symposium. We will keep you updated with the details of speakers and sessions as they are announced.