The Law and You Forum

A panel of experts discuss hot-topic legal issues.

The Law and You Forum is a free, public event exploring different areas of the law that affect Victorians. Each year, we bring together a diverse panel of experts discuss hot-topic legal issues, moderated by our Executive Director.

First hosted in 2017, past topics have included sport and the law, and voluntary assisted dying.

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The track to Treaty in Victoria - structures, process and progress

In 2022, legislation to establish an Indigenous Treaty Authority was passed in Victoria. But what is the impact of the structures behind the treaty process, and the path to broader national reconciliation? 

Watch the 2022 Law and You Forum where we brought together a panel of experts to explore the process and progress of reconciliation in Victoria including different elements of the pathway to Victorian treaty. 

The Law and You Forum panelists

Elly Patira

Deputy Secretary, First Peoples – State Relations with the Department of Premier and Cabinet

Eddie Cubillo

Associate Dean & Senior Research Fellow (Indigenous Programs), University of Melbourne

Dr Aunty Carolyn Briggs AM

Member of the First Peoples’ Assembly of Victoria

Sue-Anne Hunter

Deputy Chair and Commissioner, Yoorrook Justice Commission

Lynne Haultain

Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation


Previous Forums

Age of innocence? Revisiting the age of criminal responsibility in Victoria
Rights Limited: human rights in Victoria in the time of COVID-19
Suppression orders in Victoria: supporting or distorting justice?
Is Sport Playing by the Rules?
Perspectives on voluntary assisted dying