Draft program 2019


Michael Grant

Chief Justice of the Northern Territory


George Georgiou SC

Crockett Chambers Victoria

Felicity Gerry QC Crockett Chambers Victoria

with Julian Murphy

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

Acting Justice Dean Mildren

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory


Justice Graham Hiley

Supreme Court of the Northern Territory


Russell Goldflam with Suzan Cox QC

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission


Kirsten Edwards with Peggy Dwyer

and Tracey Stevens

Forbes Chambers New South Wales

Andrew Boe

Black Chambers New South Wales

& Carbolic Chambers Queensland

Simon Moodie

Stary Norton Halphen, Melbourne Office‘


Trevor Moses

Crown Counsel, Office of the Solicitor General

of the Northern Territory

Stephanie Zillman

ABC News journalist

with Paul Morgan & Amy Williams

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency

The CLANT Players

Directed by Rex Wild QC


Professor Martin Jarvis OAM

Charles Darwin University


Felicity Graham

Black Chambers New South Wales


Nick Espie

Department of Territory Families


Gabriel Chipkin

North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency


Craig Dunlop

NT News journalist


Eleanor Fenge with Taranjeet Thandi

Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission

Alice Springs


Eve Ash

CEO Seven Dimensions

Rory Pettit

Trial Advocate, Aboriginal Legal Services New South

Wales & Australian Capital Territory - Newcastle Office


Former keynote speakers:
2017 Chief Justice Wayne Martin AC QC
2015 Walter Sofronoff QC
2013 Major Dan Mori
2011 Mr Patrick Dodson
2009 Mr Noel Pearson
2007 Robert Richter QC
2005 Ian Barker QC
2003 Julian Burnside AO QC
2001 Justice Lex Lasry AM QC
1999 Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE CBE QC
1997 Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG


Opening the 17th Biennial Criminal Law Conference



Keynote speaker




‘Zak Grieve: Murder, Mercy and Mandatory Sentencing’

‘The infamous trial of Bradley John Murdoch:, An exploration of the Court of Criminal Appeal’s decision on opinion evidence and the science of body and facial mapping.’

‘Trial by peers? Aboriginality or lack thereof on NT juries and a case for judge alone trials’

‘The Killing of Quinton Webb: From Huckitta to Hatton and back again’


‘Teachers Pet in the real world- evidence and tendency developments; Law v The Podcast’



'Appearing in your first murder trial - temporary madness or mere delusion?’



'A reprehensible conflict: conflict of interest in the context of a murder trial’

'Sentence and Parole for Murderers:  Implications from Kable'


'What happened in Larrimah?  The mysterious disappearance of Paddy Moriarty - a behind the scenes look at the making of a podcast'



‘The Mistrial of Marie Antoinette, Paris 1793’



‘Forensic document examination’



‘The Nauru 19 and the importance of pro bono’



‘Death in the Law: Culture, trauma and ignorance’



‘Strands in a cable: DNA reliance in circumstantial cases’




‘Searching for Errol Morris - true crime journalism in the NT’



‘Post Royal Commission Reality’




‘An update on Undercurrent: After 10 years in jail there is a turning tide in the Sue Neill- Fraser case’

‘You gotta warrant officer? The lawfulness or otherwise of interrogations of mobile phones and devices in unrelated cases’

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