2016 COAT National Conference

Date(s) - Thursday, 9 June 2016 - Friday, 10 June 2016
12:00 am

Hotel Grand Chancellor Hobart


The 2016 COAT National Conference “Between CATs and Courts” will be held in Hobart at the Hotel Grand Chancellor on Thursday 9 and Friday 10 June, 2016

We are delighted to confirm that our keynote speaker is Mark Robinson SC, a highly respected barrister specialising in administrative law, and well published editor, author and academic http://www.robinson.com.au

The Conference is also well timed to coincide with Hobarts iconic annual Winter Festival, Dark Mofo, 10-21 June 2016. The Festival celebrates dark through large-scale public art, food, music, light, film and noise. The Winter Feast is just one of the many popular highlights. https://darkmofo.net.au/

Registration closed:

Categories & Fees:

  • Member – Individual COAT Chapter Member: $650.00
  • Member inc Dinner – Individual COAT Chapter Member: $780.00
  • Non Member: $865.00
  • Non Member inc Dinner: $995.00
  • Sponsored – Organisation is Member of COAT National: $650.00
  • Sponsored inc Dinner – Organisation is Member of COAT National: $780.00
  • Student including Dinner: $325.00
  • Additional Dinner Ticket: $130.00


  • All conference sessions
  • Conference Dinner (where specified)
  • Morning tea each day
  • Lunch each day
  • Afternoon tea each day

For Terms & Conditions please click  HERE. Online registration: https://cdesign.eventsair.com/coat-2016/registration

Please click here for the final conference program. Please click here for Guidelines for Presenters. Please click here for Guidelines for Presenters. Please click here for Guidelines for Session Chairs.


OPENING ADDRESS – The Hon Justice Duncan Kerr Chev LH

ROUNDING UP CATs The Respective Roles of Tribunals and COURTs in Disciplinary Proceedings against Lawyers, Mr Chris Edmonds SC

Justice Robert Buchanan – Slides – The role of reviewing courts

Alan Wilson QC – Paper – Tensions in the obligations of Tribunal members

Conference Papers – please download all via

These papers & presentations are published under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Public License.

For more information about this license, you can read a plain language summary and view the full license at http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/


To subscribe to the conference mailing list please click HERE

If you have any queries in regard to the conference, or need assistance with registration, please contact the conference organisers on mail@conferencedesign.com.auor phone 03-6231 2999.

Accommodation – Hotel Grand Chancellor, 1 Davey Street, Hobart (Conference Venue) :


As we are now within 30 days of the conference all accommodation being held with the hotel has been released.

Should delegates wish to book accommodation please contact the Hotel Grand Chancellor directly, or make own arrangements with another provider.

The Hotel Grand Chancellor can be contacted on 03 6235 4535, reservations@hgchobart.com.au

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