Black Lives Matter: a webinar on policing and justice reform

RLC invites you to attend a free webinar on policing and justice reform in Australia.

Photo credit: Matt Hrkac (CC by 2.0)

In response to the Black Lives Matter movement, the United States is about to introduce a bill to reform policing. 

With First Nations peoples disproportionately represented in the policing and justice systems both in NSW and across Australia, it begs the question: What reforms should occur here?

This free webinar was streamed live on Thursday 23 July from 3pm-4.45pm (AEST), presented by Redfern Legal Centre, National Justice Project, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning and Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT).

Facilitator: Larissa Behrendt, Director of Research, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, University of Technology (UTS), Sydney. Book now.

Session 1: Accountable Policing (3:00pm - 3:45pm)


  • Lindon Coombes, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS Sydney
  • Christopher Cunneen, Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS Sydney.
  • Samantha Lee, Police Accountability Solicitor, Redfern Legal Centre.

Break (3.45 pm - 4:00 pm): Open discussion with David Shoebridge, MLA.

Session 2: The Criminal Justice System (4:00 pm - 4:45 pm)


  • Karly Warner, CEO, Aboriginal Legal Service (NSW/ACT)
  • Thalia Anthony, UTS, Sydney
  • George Newhouse and Jazlie Davis, National Justice Project, Copwatch.