CLANT is delighted to announce that our 16th biennial Bali Conference, on the theme "Justice on the Sniff of an Oily Rag", will be held at the Prama Sanur Beach Hotel, commencing with a Welcome Party on Saturday 24 June 2017 and concluding with a Gala Dinner on Friday 30 June 2017.
The draft Conference Program is now available. The Keynote Speaker is Chief Justice Wayne Martin (Supreme Court, Western Australia). Other speakers include Chief Justice Michael Grant (Supreme Court, Northern Territory), Judge David Parsons (County Court, Victoria), Chief Judge John Lowndes (Local Court, Northern Territory), Magistrate Charlie Rozencwajg (Victoria), a fistful of silks, an ivory tower of academics, and, of course, lashings of criminal lawyers. For further details, here are speaker bios and presentation abstracts.
Solusi Business Solutions, our conference organisers, are holding confirmed accommodation with great rates for all room categories. Book now!
A BIT ABOUT CLANT
The Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory (CLANT) has almost 100 members in the NT. Through our biennial conference – “the Bali Conference” – we have welcomed many hundreds more criminal lawyers from every jurisdiction in Australia to join us. One of the key features of this website is CLANT's archive of papers, presentations and play-readings given at our biennial conferences over the years.
For over 25 years, CLANT has been an effective and powerful voice for the improvement of the criminal justice system in the Northern Territory, representing both defence lawyers and prosecutors, practitioners from the public sector, the private profession and the independent bar.
In a jurisdiction where offending rates, incarceration rates and recidivism rates are higher, and growing faster, than anywhere else in Australia, there are enormous challenges for the criminal justice system.
The Criminal Lawyers Association of the Northern Territory is strongly committed to addressing these problems. Among our Objects and Purposes are:
- to promote and advance the administration of the criminal justice system and development and improvement of criminal law throughout the Northern Territory
- to actively contribute in public debates in issues relating to the criminal justice system
- to promote and encourage the protection of human rights and compliance with international human rights principles in the Northern Territory
- to promote the professional discourse, development and social interaction amongst the profession
In pursuit of these Objects, CLANT is proud to promote and support a range of campaigns, programs and causes.
- Response by defence counsel to Crown opening
- CLANT AGM: 28 April 2017
- It’s time for national leadership on youth justice
- Justice on the Sniff of an Oily Rag
- NTLJ publishes CLANT papers
- Youth justice at a crossroads: where to from here?
- CLANT continues to support Titus Ani
- Termination of Pregnancy Law Reform
- Grant CJ statement on Youth Sentencing
- 2017 Bali conference: call for papers
- UN Committee upholds Marlon Noble's complaint
- "In civilised life, law floats in a sea of ethics"
- Part IIA detainees to retain DSP entitlements
- CLANT welcomes Natasha Fyles, A-G
- CDU Health & Law workshop: call for papers