This week I will be attending the annual conference of the Asia Pacific Coroner's Society (of which I am a member) in Perth, Western Australia. See program here: http://www.dcconferences.com.au/apcsc2016/program_overview
On Friday 4 November 2016, I attended "An Afternoon of Forensics" at the Tasmanian Law Society (as part of its CPD Program).
Here is an excellent article for lawyers by Professor Gary Redmond of UNSW and others on how to cross-examine forensic scientists: http://netk.net.au/Forensic/UNSW1.pdf
Last night, in my capacity as a member of the Tasmanian Law Society's Criminal Law Committee, I attended the launch of the inaugural Tasmanian Coronial Practice Handbook at the Law Society. The publication was funded by a $40,000 grant from the Law Foundation of Tasmania.
A very interesting article about capital punishment and miscarriages of justice in China. See https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/22/we-might-abolish-the-death-penalty-in-20-years-he-jiahong-on-justice-in-china?CMP=share_btn_link
Hoping to attend this UTAS event on 17 November 2016 by Dr Gabrielle Appleby on the role and ethics of government lawyers. See http://www.events.utas.edu.au/2016/november/lifting-the-veil-the-role-and-ethics-of-the-government-lawyer
An article entitled "Hair in place to ID crime culprits" by John Ross appeared at page 9 of The Australian on 8 September 2016.
Excellent article from the Australian Institute of Criminology on Recent Developments in DNA evidence
Came across an excellent article by the Australian Institute of Criminology (Marcus Smith and Monique Mann, November 2015) on Recent Developments in DNA evidence, including significant cases. See http://www.aic.gov.au/publications/current%20series/tandi/501-520/tandi506.html
The decision of the High Court of Australia in The Queen v Baden-Clay  HCA 35 (31 August 2016)
The decision of the High Court of Australia (French CJ, Kiefel, Bell, Keane and Gordon JJ) can be found here: http://www.austlii.edu.au/au/cases/cth/HCA/2016/35.html
The reasons for the High Court reinstating Baden-Clay's murder conviction of his wife can be found here: http://www.hcourt.gov.au/assets/publications/judgment-summaries/2016/hca-35-2016-08-31.pdf