Inquiry into a Legislated Spent Convictions Scheme

Hearings and Transcripts

Monday 15 July 2019
The Connection Shepparton, 7287 Midland Highway, Shepparton

Time Witness Transcripts
11.00 am Goulburn Valley Community Legal Centre
Karen Gurney, Manager & Principal Solicitor
 pdfTranscript139.89 KB
11.45 am  MADEC Australia
Dan Wright, Site Manager - Shepparton & Echuca 
 pdfTranscript307.95 KB
12.15pm  Regional Aboriginal Justice Advisory Committee, Hume
Robert Nicholls, Chairperson
 pdfTranscript328.88 KB
1.30 pm Ethnic Council
Chris Hazelman, Manager
Reverend Chris Parnell, Secretary & Executive Officer, Shepparton Interfaith Network
 pdfTranscript325.13 KB
2.00 pm Rights Information Advocacy Centre
Darryl Sloane, Aboriginal Advocacy Program Manager
Karryn Goode, Chief Executive Officer
 pdfTranscript325.87 KB
2.30 pm Yorta Yorta Elder
Lee Joachim, Consultant, former Chair of Rumbalara ACCHO
 pdfTranscript318.80 KB


Monday 1 July 2019
Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House, East Melbourne

Time Witness Transcripts
9:00 am  Mr Arthur Bolkas, Consultant Criminologist  pdfTranscript148.21 KB
9:45 am  Liberty Victoria
Ms Julia Kretzenbacher, Vice President
Mr Martin Radzaj, Chair, Criminal Policy Committee 

pdfTranscript161.15 KB

pdfSupporting evidence3.87 MB

pdfResponse to question on notice60.60 KB

10:30am  Jesuit Social Services
Ms Sally Parnell, Acting CEO
Mr Daniel Clements, General Manager, Justice and Crime Prevention Programs
 pdfTranscript188.09 KB
11:15 am Mr Greg Davies, Former Commissioner, Victims of Crime Commission  pdfTranscript223.47 KB
12:00 pm Fitroy Legal Service
Ms Jennifer Black, Principal Solicitor
Ms Hui Zhou, Principal Solicitor
 pdfTranscript224.00 KB
1:15 pm Victorian Criminal Bar Association
Mr Campbell Thomson, Barrister
 pdfTranscript220.54 KB
2:00 pm Woor-Dungin/ Winda-Mara Aboriginal Corporation
Ms Naomi Murphy, Wakka Wakka woman, Central Gippsland Client Services Officer, Victorian   Aboriginal Legal Service & Aboriginal ex-offender employment program worker, Woor-Dungin
Mr Stan Winford, Associate Director, Centre for Innovative Justice, RMIT
Uncle Wenzel Carter, Ngarrindjeri Elder & Aboriginal Cultural Support Worker, Woor-Dungin
Ms Christa Momot, Community Development Manager,
Uncle Larry Walsh, Taungurung Elder
 pdfTranscript278.40 KB
4:00 pm Police Association of Victoria
Sergeant Wayne Gatt, Secretary
 pdfTranscript234.28 KB
4:45 pm Ms Melanie Poole, See Your Change  pdfTranscript190.31 KB


Wednesday 19 June 2019
Knight Kerr Room, Parliament House, East Melbourne

This Hearing will include an 'open mic' forum for community members to tell their story about how a minor conviction has affected their lives.

Time Witness Transcripts
7.05 pm NAME WITTHELD pdfTranscript152.71 KB
7.20 pm Mr Jack Charles pdfTranscript125.91 KB
7.40 pm Mr Jeffrey Newman   
7.50 pm Name Withheld  pdfName Withheld110.36 KB
8.05 pm Ms Pat Rodis   
8.20 pm Dr Bill Stevens  pdfTranscript103.02 KB 
8.35 pm Mr Brett Halliwell & Mr David Jones  pdfTranscript113.38 KB 
8.50 pm Mr Zed  pdfTranscript102.58 KB 
9.05 pm Ms Gillian Clark  pdfTranscript124.18 KB 


Wednesday 29 May 2019
Legislative Council Committee Room, Parliament House, East Melbourne

Time Witness Transcripts
7.30 pm Law Institute of Victoria
Ms Melinda Walker, Co-Chair of Criminal Law Section
Ms Kerry O’Shea, Head of Public Affairs
Ms Gemma Hazmi, General Manager, Policy, Advocacy & Professional Standards
 pdfTranscript173.34 KB
8:15 pm Victoria Police
Mr Varuna Weerasekera, Group Manager, Records Services Division, Public Support Services Department
 pdfTranscript156.03 KB
Last Updated on Thursday, 15 October 2020