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September 2015

Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

September 16, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carers Centre, 185-188 Lord Street
East Perth, WA Australia
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Presented by Magistrate Catherine Crawford who successfully obtained a Churchill Fellowship to undertake research in this much needed area.   Doors open at 5pm with drinks and canapés.  The speaker will commence around 545pm.

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March 2016

Domestic Violence and the Law

March 23, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Carers Centre, 185-188 Lord Street
East Perth, WA Australia
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Lawyer Shirley McMurdo will present on her new affordable legal service for victims of domestic violence.

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September 2016

Development into Delinquency: Neuropsychological pathways to…jail or freedom!

September 7, 2016 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
East Fremantle Yacht Club, Base of Petra Street
East Fremantle, WA 6158 Australia
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Presenter: Associate Professor Warrick Brewer, Consultant Neuropsychologist Objectives of this workshop include outlining: (i) the neurobiological basis of healthy emotion generation; (ii) the impact of insult upon normal developmental trajectories and how to efficiently identify the timing and nature of the same; (iii) the means for efficient targeting of unmet emotional need arising from common threats to healthy development with a view to formulating appropriate management plans within the criminal justice system, and; (iv) emotional intelligence including recognition and articulation of the…

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March 2019

March 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Great Southern Room, State Library of Western Australia, 25 Francis Street
Perth, Western Australia 6000 Australia
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Following the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse the Federal Government has legislated to create a National Redress Scheme (NRS) commencing operation in the latter half of 2018. In Western Australia complimentary legislation was passed in the latter half of 2018 with effect from January 2019. This seminar will consider who is covered by the NRS, the procedures for applying, the expected compensation/redress and who is excluded from the scheme. In addition, some constitutional legal issues to…

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July 2019

Locking up our oldies: who agreed to that? Legal issues on consent in aged care

July 31 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercure Hotel Perth, 10 Irwin Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Dr Neville Hills I was born in Perth and have worked in forensic and old age psychiatry posts in WA and England. As the last psychiatrist-superintendent of Swanbourne Hospital I was closely involved with its transformation into a range of alternative facilities. Retiring from full-time work in 1999 I was a member of the Mental Health Review Board for five years. At the UWA Law School I completed a PhD in 2017 which examined issues of detention and human rights…

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August 2019

Intimate image abuse

August 28 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Mercure Hotel Perth, 10 Irwin Street
Perth, WA 6000 Australia
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Kati Kraszlan, Acting Commissioner for Victims The introduction of Intimate Image Abuse legislation was an election commitment of the McGowan Government. In 2018 the office of the Commissioner for Victims of Crime worked with the Attorney General to introduce the legislation around Intimate Image Abuse. The presentation will focus on: The national framework regarding Intimate Image Abuse; The current research in regards to the extent, prevalence and impact of Intimate Image Abuse; The role of the E-safety Commissioner; and The…

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