2017 COAT National & COAT (NSW) Joint Conference

Tribunals: Enablers of Justice

Thursday, 8 June 2017 – Friday, 9 June 2017 


Sydney International Convention Centre

The theme for the 2017 Conference was ‘Tribunals: Enablers of Justice’. The Conference program offered thought provoking speakers as well as practical, skills based sessions to support Tribunal members in delivering justice in our diverse community.


Conference Resources

Conference Program: 2017 COAT National & COAT (NSW) Joint Conference. Tribunals: Enablers of Justice


Building organisational competency in a diverse world

Anukool Sathu Diversity & Inclusion Consultant

The Unreasonable, Querulant and Vexatious as Self Represented Litigants

Dr Grant Lester Consultant Forensic Physchiatrist Victorian Institute of Forensic Mental Health

Access to Justice in Multicultural Australia

The Honourable Wayne Martin AC Chief Justice of Western Australia

Communicating effectively with people with cognitive disability

Melinda Smith Coordinator Cognitive Disability Services

Flexibiilty, Informality and Despatch - Striking the balance in Tribunal decision-making

Keith Mason AC QC Council of Australasian Tribunals Conference


Judy Atkinson

Recent Developments in Tribunal Law

Joanna Davidson, Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers

The need to raise the bar: court interpreters as specialised experts*

Associate Professor Sandra Hale

Tips for Writing Clear, Logical and Concise Decisions

Justice Debra Mullins (Supreme Court of QLD)

Tribunals and Self-Represented Parties

Helen Shurven

Working effectively in a diverse world

Anukool Sathu Diversity & Inclusion Consultant