On 15 April 2019, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) from Adelaide University visited Mt Gambier to speak to Mt Gambier legal practitioners about various topical law reform and research projects.
Law reform extends beyond Adelaide and it is crucial to obtain the views and input of rural and regional communities to topical law reform and research issues that often raise particular implications for regional, rural and remote communities.
It proved a very collegial and rewarding trip. Dr David Plater, Dr Sylvia Villios, Associate Professors Bernadette Richards and Jaklin Eliott were made typically very welcome by the Mt Gambier legal profession. Amongst the topics discussed during the day were SALRI’s current law reference into the problematic forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide and issues as to access to justice and the role and operation of powers of attorney and advance care directives.
Dr David Plater and Dr Sylvia Villios visited on behalf of SALRI and Associate Professors Bernadette Richards and Jaklin Eliott visited as Chief Investigators on an NHMRC Partnership Grant APP1133407.
SALRI and RUSSEL would like to thank all Mt Gambier practitioners who kindly took part and provided input.