Publications, Presentations & Media Mentions

Submission to Inquiry into Proposal to replace the parliamentary prayer with an invitation to prayer or reflection, Senate Committee on Procedure, July 2018.

Preliminary Submission to the Review into Sexual Consent Laws,  NSW Law Reform Commission published July 2018.

Submission to the Review into the Family Law System, Australian Law Reform Commission, July 2018.

Maternal rights must be recognised for the sake of children, Opinion, Australian Lawyers Alliance, 5 July 2018

70th session Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XVI, A Building, 2-20 July 2018

Submission to the Inquiry into Local Adoption by the Commonwealth Parliament’s House of Representative’s  Standing Committee on Social Policy and Legal Affairs, published 29 May 2018.

Presentation to Equality Rights Alliance (ERA) Annual Member’s Meeting “Stop Separating Mothers from Babies”, 23 May 2018.

No “Happy Mother’s Day” for mothers whose children have been removed – Interview with Darelle Duncan on 2SM, Sunday 13 May 2018. Listen here and here.

ALHR: Government must do more to protect reproductive rights, Lawyers Weekly,
22 March 2018

Why do women over 50 have trouble getting a job? Talking Lifestyle Radio, 12 March 2018

The Hague  Convention on the Civil Aspects of Child Abduction, Opinion, Australian Lawyers Alliance, 8 March 2018

Women’s Reproductive Rights – Spoiled for Choice? Precedent, Issue 122, Jan/Feb 2018 (Sydney, Australia, ISSN 1449-7719)(This article has been reproduced with the kind permission of the ALA. For more information about the ALA, please go to:’)

Evolution or Revolution? The History of Reproductive Rights into the 21st Century, 36th Annual Conference of the Australian and New Zealand Law and History Society, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 14 December 2017

NT Royal Commission: Human Rights Lawyers Slam Treatment of Girls in Juvenile Detention, ALHR, 24 November 2017

Women and Girls’ Rights Subcommittee Newsletter, ALHR, June 2017 – WGR June_July_2017_ Newsletter

Citizenship changes may force migrant women to stay in abusive relationships, refuges warn, SMH, 26 July 2017

Anna Kerr career 101, LSJ July 2017

Carly’s Law – New legislation to stop on-line predators is passed, blog post on Collective Shout, 20 June 2017.

Restore our Refuge – Community Forum, Taree RSL & Golf Club, 8 June 2017 – reported in Manning River Times,  2 June 2017.

Lawyer sets record straight on NSW crime of abortion, Lawyers Weekly, 30 May 2017.

Introduction to Dr Simar, An Evening in Conversation with Dr. Sima Samar, Chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, hosted by University of Sydney, UTS and ALHR, 23 May 2017

Podcast: Time warp, Lawyers Weekly, 19 May 2017

Women and Girls’ Rights Subcommittee Newsletter, ALHR, May 2017 – WGR Newsletter_May 2017

Submission 182 to the Inquiry into the status of the human right to freedom of religion or belief, Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade,  April 2017

Panel on Abortion Law Reform (other panellists Sophie York (barrister) and Gil Burton (Specialist of Obstetrics and Gynaecology) , Sydney University Law Society Women’s Committee, 30 March 2017.

Ending violence against women in Australia and beyond: measures, reform, and advocacy – Panel Chair, National Human Rights Conference, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, 17 February 2017.

My solution to solving the unpaid work problem, Women’s Agenda, 20 January 2017

Letter signed by gun control advocates calls for “unbiased” review of law, The Guardian, 25 October 2016  (FLC listed as signatory).

Martyred to Romantic Love – a presentation on violence against women at the Spinifex Press 25th Anniversary Celebration, 9-10 September 2016. martyred-to-love-20160904

Respectful Relationship Education? Let’s start by teaching some Herstory, Australian, Women’s History Network – 3 August 2016

Workforce Gender Equality: A False Equivalence – a presentation on workforce discrimination to AMIRCI 8th International Conference: Negotiating Demands: 21st Century Motherhood, 13-16 July 2016

Mother’s Cultural Cringe – a presentation celebrating women’s art to AMIRCI 8th International Conference: Negotiating Demands :21st Century Motherhood, 13-16 July 2016.