2017 Crown Law Conference


The 2017 conference was held on Thursday 3 August 2017 at QUT’s Room Three Sixty. Clients attended from 20 agencies across government.

Seven topics were presented by 13 presenters over four sessions.

  1. Acting in the public interest – A touchstone for government lawyers: Patrina Clohessy and Amanda Meisenhelter
  2. Dangerous Prisoners (Sexual Offenders) Act 2003: Andrew McCabe and Renee Berry
  3. Conduct of proceedings before QCAT: Paula Freeleagus and Timea Havas
  4. Government liability for native title compensation: Simon Grant and Marita Stinton
  5. The new Planning Act 2016: Glenn Wilshier and Annette Mackenzie
  6. Commercial negotiations in property matters: Angela Murphy
  7. Indemnities and legal assistance for government legal officers: Tony Keyes and Joseph Kapeleris.

The conference was praised by attendees for the wide variety of topics relevant to government lawyers and the excellence of the speakers. Some comments:

  • All round great seminar. Look forward to the next. Michelle Katsande, Senior Legal Officer, Legal Services, QFES.
  • Excellent value. Interesting, stimulating and diverse topics. Sam Rega, Senior Lawyer, Corporate Services, QH.
  • Crown Law legal officer very approachable during recess/lunch. Great day. Could Crown Law seek CPD accreditation from BAR association? Patricia Cabaniuk, Senior Right to Information and Privacy Officer, Legal Services, DHPW.
  • Very good and professional seminar. Great value for money and very relevant to my work. Jane Learmonth, Acting Director Corporate Governance, DTMR.
  • Another excellent conference. Nathanial Harris, Investigations Officer, Resolution, Queensland Treasury.