Speaker Series – Fiona McLeod
The Cranlana Programme welcomes our guest Speaker, Fiona McLeod, for our upcoming Speaker Series Event.
The Board and CEO of the Cranlana Programme are delighted to invite you to the 2018 Speaker Series Event, on Wednesday 17 October with Fiona McLeod.
Fiona McLeod SC is senior counsel practising at the Victorian Bar in public and commercial law. She is the Co-Chair of the Open Government Forum and Chair of the Accountability Round Table. She is a Past President of the Law Council of Australia and the Australian Bar Association, was Chair of the Victorian Bar and President of Australian Women Lawyers.
Ms McLeod has been recognised with numerous awards for excellence and leadership, for her work in supporting diversity and equality, the advancement of women and her work in pro bono and human rights matters including human trafficking.
Ms McLeod was inducted onto the Victorian Honour Roll for Women in 2014 and is a recipient of numerous professional awards including the prestigious inaugural Commonwealth Government Anti-Slavery Australia Freedom Award for her work representing victims of human trafficking, raising awareness and contributing to law reform and policy on this issue.
Justice for some? How to achieve equality before the law
Despite our lofty commitment to equality before the law, for many tens of thousands of Australians, equality, and justice, remain out of reach. We accept this situation as inevitable when it is not. We do so perhaps because we consider the cost of access to justice for all is too high. Or perhaps because we do not understand the devastating impact of injustice upon lives, because the voices of those denied justice are not heard. It was my intention that we give a voice to those who are most vulnerable to the impacts of this inequality.
Last year, as President of the Law Council of Australia, Fiona launched the ‘Justice Project’ a national review into the state of access to justice for people in Australia, who face significant economic and social disadvantage. Hear about her experiences across Australia and the vision of the Project for a way forward.
VENUE Cranlana, 62 Clendon Road, Toorak
DATE Wednesday 17 October 2018
TIME 6.00pm for 6.30 seating
You are most welcome to purchase tickets for guests of your choice to come along with you; they do not have to be alumni.
Alumni of Cranlana
17 Oct 2018