To coincide with prospective changes to Western Australia’s sexual offence laws, WLSWA co-hosted WA Sexual Offence Laws: Key Learnings from other States and Territories, with the Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing.
We had presenters from around Australia who talked to their respective experiences of participating in processes to modernise sexual offence laws and improve victim-survivor’s access to justice.
Nadia Bromley, CEO Women’s Legal Service Queensland
Yvette Cehtel, CEO Women’s Legal Service Tasmania
Professor Donna Chung, Social Work and Social Policy, Curtin University
Dr Alison Evans, CEO, Centre for Women’s Safety and Wellbeing
Lara Freidin, Executive Officer, Women’s legal Services Australia
Hayley Foster, CEO, Full Stop Australia
Amanda Blackburn, Project Director, Law Reform Commission WA
There was much talk after that we should look at doing this again. This includes the need for independent legal rep for victim-survivors and sexual assault in intimate partner relationships.
The recording is here for those who are interested https://youtu.be/O874Ox7yDTo