Webinar

A panel discussion is based around the issues canvassed in our policy brief, ‘Reforming Police Oversight, outlining our vision for an independent oversight and accountability system’. 

In 2021, the Government initiated a systemic review of police oversight, as a combined response to Recommendation 61 of the Royal Commission into the ‘Lawyer X’ scandal and the Parliamentary Inquiry into police oversight. In 2022, VALS published a policy brief, ‘Reforming Police Oversight, outlining our vision for an independent oversight and accountability system’.  

This panel discussion is based around the issues canvassed in our policy brief, which you can read here

CONTENT WARNING: This webinar may contain the name of deceased persons, strong language, various forms of violence, self-harm, mental health issues, death. If any part of our discussion raises issues or concerns for you, we encourage Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to call Yarning Safe’N’Strong – a helpline run by the Victorian Aboriginal Health Service – on 1800 959 563. Any viewers can call lifeline on 13 11 14.  

Panellists: Nerita Waight (Chief Executive Officer, VALS), Aunty Ronnie Gorrie (Writer and Recipient of the Victorian Prize for Literature at the 2022 Victorian Premier’s Literary Awards for Black and Blue), Lee-Anne Carter (Statewide Community Justice Program Leader, VALS), Tamar Hopkins (Community Lawyer, and PhD Candidate at UNSW), Michael Maguire (Former Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland)