Viewing entries posted in February 2014
I was very honoured yesterday to be announced as an inductee to the Australian Businesswomen's Network Hall of Fame. See http://www.abn.org.au/businesswomens-hall-of-fame/about/. I was in very good company indeed with wonderful women such as Maggie Beer and Liz Davenport also recognised. I have always had a keen interest in Women in Business and Women in Leadership issues and will continue to help other women wherever I can. There is certainly still a way to go within Australasian policing and even the legal profession. I am also very interested, given my current role, in the issue of gender bias in criminal justice. Looking forward to my International Women's Day talk to the Zonta Club of Sydney on Tuesday 4 March 2014.
"When you find yourself doubting how far you can go, just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome". Author Unknown.
This week is an important week in Australian legal history as the matter of Henry Keogh and the new further right to appeal laws introduced last year in SA are about to be tested in the courts. The best place for updates on the matter is Bob Moles' website Networked Knowledge. Informative article over the weekend as well. See http://www.theage.com.au/national/the-devil-in-the-detail-20140210-32amx.html. The other Australian jurisdictions sorely need further right to appeal laws, which reflect a proper test for referral back to the courts. This would obviate the need to apply to the Attorney-General or Governor by way of a petition for mercy.
Apologies for no recent additions to my blog. I was recently overseas in NZ for five days and also without an ADSL line in my office for 10 days (issues with the NBN rollout!). Had to function from my phone and IPad which are sadly not compatible with managing my website's content management system.