An Opportunity to hear from ACT Chief Magistrate Lorraine Walker to be held on Tuesday 21 May 2019 at 6.45am.
During the session we have asked Lorraine to reflect on her experiences administering the WHS legislation since harmonisation within the ACT and what she anticipates will happen in the future now that some legal precedents have been set.
Date Tuesday 21 May 19 Time 6.45am - 8.45am AEST Registration from 6.45am - 7.00am AEST (please be prompt) Venue Boathouse by the Lake
Menindee Drive Barton ACT Cost $50 + GST members, $60 + GST non members
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE ON FRIDAY 17 MAY 2019.
Lorraine Walker is the Chief Magistrate of the Australian Capital Territory. She was sworn in as a Magistrate on 19 July 2010 and as Chief Magistrate on 13 October 2011.
She is the first woman to be appointed Chief Magistrate. Walker was born in the United Kingdom. She travelled between the United Kingdom and Australia as a child.
She studied at the University of Sydney. After graduating, Walker enlisted in the Royal Australian Air Force as a legal officer. She then worked in the United Kingdom as a prosecutor and defence lawyer. In 1996, Walker returned to Australia and worked as a partner at Barker Gosling. She then became a barrister in 2000 practising in the Australian Capital Territory. Walker has served on the board of the ACT Law Society, the ACT Bar Association and the Canberra Institute of Technology. She has also tutored at the Australian National University. In 2010, she was appointed to the Magistrates Court. In 2011, she was appointed Chief Magistrate. By virtue of her appointment as Chief Magistrate, she is also the Chief Coroner of the Australian Capital Territory.