About Engendering Justice: Current Trends in the Sentencing of Women and Girls in Queensland

New research by the Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council (QSAC) shows that the number of women sentenced to imprisonment in Queensland has tripled since 2005.
Featuring a keynote address by the Hon Margaret McMurdo AC and expert panel discussion, this event will examine the myriad of reasons why women and girls are coming into contact with Queensland’s criminal justice system.
The Council will also share key findings from its forthcoming report on the sentencing of women and girls in Queensland.
Keynote speaker: The Hon Margaret McMurdo AC - former President of the Queensland Court of Appeal and former Chair of the Women’s Safety and Justice Taskforce
Panel discussion: The panel discussion will be chaired by Professor Elena Marchetti - Griffith University and Deputy Chair, Queensland Sentencing Advisory Council.
Panel members
• Thelma Schwartz – Principal Legal Officer, QIFVLS
• Ruth O'Gorman QC – Barrister and Chair of Criminal Law Committee (BAQ)
• Debbie Kilroy OAM – CEO, Sisters Inside and member of QSAC
• Professor Thalia Anthony – Faculty of Law at University of Technology Sydney
• Natalie Lewis – Commissioner, Queensland Family and Child Commission
This is a free event, but registration is required and places are limited.