Alternative Law Journal
Australian and New Zealand Law & Society Conference 2000
Legal Technologies and the Body Politic
Venue: Rydges Hotel, Brisbane
Date: 6-8 December 2000
Papers are invited which address the conference theme or one of the sub themes of:
• law, order and punishment
• the politicisation of human rights
• the politics of reconciliation
• law schools, legal education and socio-legal studies
• the role of theory
• globalisation and law
• technologies of the body
• the impact of economic rationalism
• revisions of the social settlement.
Paper proposals should be accompanied by an abstract of approx. I 00 words, and should be received by 18 August 2000.
Post to: Law & Society Conference, Socio-Legal Research Centre, Faculty of Law, Griffith University, Nathan, Qld, 4111, Australia.
tel: 07 3875 3747 fax 07 3875 5169.
or see the conference website at <www.gu.edu.au/school/law/slrc/slrc.htrnl>.
Community Legal Centres
Annual National Conference
Venue: Alice Springs
Date: 31 July-3 August 2000
Contact: tel 02 6250 6418 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia Conference
Date: 10-12 November 2000
Contact: tel 02 6282 5755
Two reports from the Catholic Com mission for Justice, Development and Peace (Melbourne Archdiocese):
• What Makes a Good Juvenile Justice System?
This report, prepared in conjunction with Catholic Social Services, was a submission to the Victorian Minister for Community Services who was seeking ideas on what would make a good juvenile justice system.
• Hordes or Human Beings
A discussion of some of the problems surrounding Australia's response to asylum seekers and possible solutions to those problems.
Both reports available from:
CCJDP, 383 Albert St, East Melbourne
PO Box 146, East Melbourne Vic 3002
tel 03 9926 5710 fax 03 9926 5792
Issue 26 Hot Topics
The Legal Information Access Centre at the NSW State Library has released another in the Hot Topics series (burning legal issues in plain language):
Children & Families
The report covers the history of family law and care and protection legislation in Australia; the principle of 'best interests of the child'; family violence and child abuse; legal representation for children in family law proceedings; and gives further reading and contacts.
02 9273 1558 fax 02 9273 1250