Addressing Indigenous Over representation in Canada: Legislation, Litigation and Mobilisation

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Hear from well-known international presenter Jonathan Rudin on Addressing Indigenous Over-Representation in Canada: Legislation, Litigation and Mobilisation.

Mr Richard Wilson SC from the Bar Book Committee will provide a local perspective on the Bar Book Project, a resource developed for practitioners to assist in the preparation and presentation of evidence to establish the application of the Bugmy v The Queen (2013) 249 CLR 571 principles.

Professor Thalia Anthony from University of Technology Sydney Law Faculty will discuss the emergence of individualised Aboriginal background reports in Australia that draw on the Canadian experience and seek to remedy racial bias in sentencing in the Australian context.


  • Mr Jonathan Rudin, Aboriginal Legal Services, Canada
  • Mr Richard Wilson SC, Co-Chair of the Bar Book Committee
  • Professor Thalia Anthony, Faculty of Law, University of Technology Sydney


  • Her Honour Judge Dina Yehia SC, District Court of New South Wales

The seminar was organised in conjunction with the Judicial Commission of NSW.


CPD Points 2
Date & Times Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 5:00pm - 7:00pm
CPD Strand Substantive Law, Practice and Procedure, and Evidence
Committee other

NSW Bar Association Common Room, Selborne Chambers B/174 Phillip St, Sydney