Change Makers: Ethics in A.I. (12 August 2020)

This interdisciplinary panel discusses various aspects of AI ethics while looking closely at Australia's AI Ethics Framework, released in 2019 by Data61 and underpinned by eight ethical principles for AI. Watch event

Protecting Rights in the Pandemic Seminar Series (July 2020)

For the protection of the life and health of the community from COVID-19, governments have introduced unprecedented controls over many aspects of the everyday lives of virtually all people.  Never before in peacetime have so many measures interfered with human rights in such fundamental ways.  At a time when serious questions are being raised about their impact upon the most vulnerable, this seminar series will critically examine the application of and justification for the measures from a human rights and criminal law perspective.  Considering the position of charged offenders and prisoners, temporary migrants and people exercising the right to protest, the speakers will ask important questions about the scope and nature of the control measures and how they can be reconciling with the rule of law.  The adequacy of existing legislative mechanisms for ensuring human rights protection and also governmental accountability will be questioned.


  1. Bail, Sentencing and Prisoners under COVID-19
  2. Temporary Migrants as a Vulnerable Group under COVID-19
  3. Protest and Policing under COVID-19
  4. Legislation, Governance and Accountability under COVID-19

Corporate Criminal Responsibility (March 2020)

Take a deep dive into the inquiry of Australia’s corporate criminal responsibility regime prior to the completion of the ALRC’s Final Report. Learn more

Inaugural Francine V. McNiff Lecture (8 April 2019)

'Trying corporate actors – Why not prosecute?'

Presented by Professor Liz Campbell, Francine V. McNiff Chair of Criminal Jurisprudence

Deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) allow prosecutors to negotiate and enter into agreements with corporate actors to defer or suspend criminal proceedings, subject to adherence to certain conditions. DPAs are proposed as quicker, cheaper, and more predictable than the conventional criminal trial with its costs, risks, and delays. Can a mechanism for deferring prosecution cohere with the existing scheme of corporate criminal liability, and with the apparent desire and drive for more robust responses to corporate crime?

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Read Professor Liz Campbell's paper here.

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