Language and the Law II



Papers | Presentations | Articles


The following conference presentations have been made available by presenters and will be available on this site until the end of February 2016.
Note: all papers/presentations/articles are subject to copyright

 Professor Diana Eades, Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities, University of New England
  • Aboriginal people speaking English in legal contexts: What do NT courts need to consider?
    - Paper
The Hon Chief Justice Robert French AC, High Court of Australia  
  • One Justice – Many Voices    - Paper
Ms Seranie Gamble, Outreach Project Manager, Northern Territory Legal Aid Commission
Mr Tass Liveris,
President, Law Society Northern Territory 
Mr Russell Goldflam, Barrister & Solicitor, NT Legal Aid Commission and President of the Criminal Lawyers Association NT
  • Where’s my Interpreter?    - Paper
Mr David Dalrymple, Crown Prosecutor, Director of Public Prosecutions
  • Court Interpreters – Who should pay?    - Paper
Ms Lorraine Teece Petyarre, PHD Candidate, Charles Darwin University

Professor Sandra Hale, Professor of Interpreting and Translation, University of NSW, AUSIT National President 

  • Interpreting the pragmatic meaning, changing the language but not the message
    - Article

Dr Georgina Heydon, Forensic Linguist, Senior Lecturer RMIT

Mr James Lowrey, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency | Australian National University - Law School

  • An Error in Law: Recognizing Interpreters as Officers of the Court of Summary Jurisdiction
    - Paper

Mr Will Crawford, North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency,
Mr Steve Swartz,
Trainer, Aboriginal Interpreter Service,
Mr Ben Grimes,
Cross-cultural communication consultant, Aboriginal Interpreter Service, and
Mr Howard Amery,
Language Services Coordinator, Aboriginal Resource and Development Services

Ms Lauren Campbell, Training Manager, Aboriginal Interpreter Service (AIS)  and interpreters

  • Do you need an interpreter? A practical assessment tool

Paper    PowerPoint Presentation  Factors   Tool

Central Australian Perspectives Language and the Law, Charles Darwin University,  Researchers and Practitioners. 

Dr Samantha Disbray, Linguist and Senior Research Fellow

  • Specific issues for NT Contact Languages in a legal setting   Paper

Mr David Moore, Linguist and Researcher, University of Western Australia

  • Professional learning needs for court interpreters   Paper

Professor Rolf Gerritsen, Professorial Research Fellow, Northern Institute, Charles Darwin University  

  • Policy implications for the CDU Language and the Law project   Paper

We gratefully thank the supporters of this Conference


Department of the Attorney-General and Justice 
National Judicial College of Australia

Law Society Public Purposes Trust
Criminal Lawyers Association NT

Law Society NT