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Speeches from Previous Meetings

“The views of the speakers are not necessarily those of the Society”
Transcripts only provided on a selection.

 

2016

"The crime, the evidence and the law: when to prosecute and what to charge" Christine Gordon QC

"Lessons from Lundy" Ross Burns and Julie-Ann Kincade

"Triple jeopardy for child health - what can the laws do?" Professor Innes Asher

"Fitness to stand trial: the Cambodian experience" Dame Silvia Cartwright

"Oh Sh**! They're bombing the hospital! Is this a new paradigm for war?" Dr Kathleen Thomas

"14 Years – Time for Parole" Judge Paul Geoghegan

2015

"Donating body parts while still alive" Dr Hilary Blacklock

"Impressions of a new judge" Justice Simon Moore

"Forensic DNA- reliable and incontestable?" Dr Arie Geursen

"Gentleman art thieves and their art: Enduring myths and persistent legends" District Court Judge Arthur Tompkins

""End of life decision making - issues raised by the Lecretia Seales case" Janet Anderson-Bidois

"Complementary and alternative medicine on trial" Dr Paul Restall

 

2014

"Life lessons learned from years of Bondage and Discipline" Kate Devonport, QC

"Forensic Psychiatry and Parole - Mad, Bad or Both?" A/Prof Philip Brindid

"The Science of Happiness – Stress, Unhappiness and How to be Happy" Dr Antonio (Tony) Fernando

"Honeymoon Diving Death" Dr Simon Mitchell

"Sex, sports and parking: how to create great universities" Prof Stuart McCutcheon

"Rowing, Brother Number One and the Khmer Rouge" Rob Hamill

 

2013

"Them and us: microbes and their human host." Rod Ellis-Pegler

 

2012

"Debate: We should all be home by 5.30 p.m."

"A call to Arms?powerpoint Antonia Fisher

 

2011

"The Medical Tower Tumbled - Legally Aided?" Tony Baird

"Unfortunate Experiment or Medical Uncertainties?" Lynda Bryder

 

2010

"Terrorism and Torture: when should principle yield to expediency?" Ian Gault

"Reproductive medicine - Where to, where from; what issues?" Dr Richard Fisher

"Ethics Committee on Assisted Reproductive Technology (ECART)" Kate Davenport

"Medical Officers of Health: Kakapos who are above the law" Dr Alistair Humphrey

 

2009

"Trauma Injury is no Accident" Dr Ian Civil

"Observations on Death" Dr David Galler

 

2008

"Why Birthdays are Good for you - A celebration of Ageing" Dr David Spriggs

"Expert Witnesses" Justice Winkelmann

 

2007

"Midwifery manslaughter – a view from the expert witnesses" Dr David Knight

"A visitor from abroad" Margaret Wilsher

 

2006

"Womens Contribution to Law Reform in New Zealand" Judith Potter

"Doping in Sport" Barry Paterson QC

"No Greener Grass" Marie Bismark (additional reference)

"The Epidemic of Obesity" Paul Drury

 

2005

"Unusually Persistent Complainants" Paul Mullen

"Barriers to Justice - The Escalating Obstacles
in the Fight against the State, the Insurers and Other Demons"
Tom Percy

 

2004

“Die another day” Mark Sandelin

“The Effects of “P” on Crime” Christine Gordon

“Methamphetamine abuse: Psychosis Violence and Intent” Rees T Tapsell

 

2003

"The legality of advanced directives" John Chal

“The missing snake” Alan F Merry

“Trust me, I‘m a doctor” Fiona Tito

“Sleep, body clocks and the 24 hour society” Kennneth F Whyte

“The bits and bobs committee” Deborah A Hollings

“The Greenlane Heart Registry” Warren M Smith

“Bearing privacy in public” Bruce Slane

 

2002

“The demise of professionalism?” Wendy N Brandon

“Reflections on changes in medical practice, 1963 to 2002” Thomas H Marshall