Animal Law Week (Qld): When Will Animals Get The Justice They Deserve?

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Animal Law Week (Qld): When Will Animals Get The Justice They Deserve? says
Cost: $20 includes finger food and drinks on arrival

Location: Webb Centre, Seminar Room at Griffith University South Bank Campus

Panel Speakers (bios below):

- Dr Steven White - Animal Law Academic, Griffith University

- Tracey Jackson - RSPCA Prosecutions Officer

- Adrian Braithwaite - QLD Barrister


Adrian Braithwaite (QLD Barrister) has specialised in crime and misconduct law for the past 16 years. He was a solicitor at Gilshenan and Luton Legal Practice for 14 years, 7 as partner, before going to the bar. He conducts both defence and prosecution cases, is on the Commonwealth DPP prosecution panel, and regularly prosecutes for statutory agencies such as the RSPCA.

Prior to joining Gilshenan and Luton, Adrian worked as a barrister in the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and as an investigator with the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission. Adrian was one of the inaugural recipients of specialist accreditation in criminal law by the Queensland Law Society in 2006 and has previously served as a Director of the Queensland Drug and Alcohol Foundation. He presently sits on the Proctor, Specialist Accreditation and Symposium Queensland Law Society committees.


Steven White is a lecturer at Griffith Law School in Brisbane. He teaches property law, foundations of law and animal law. He recently completed a PhD in the area of animal protection law, and has published widely in the field, including edited collections and in leading law reviews. His most recent book was a collection co-edited with Professor Deborah Cao, Animal Law and Welfare: International Perspectives.


Tracey Jackson (RSPCA) has 15 years’ experience in law enforcement, and for almost 10 years specialised in investigation of child abuse and sex offences. She served for 4 years as the Assistant Chief Inspector for RSPCA Qld, spearheading policy development and working collaboratively with executive levels of government in developing key pieces of legislation that have set new national benchmarks in animal welfare law. She worked as a paralegal for 3 years with Couper Geysen – Family and Animal Law, where she dealt with the animal law matters and RSPCA prosecutions. She has recently returned to RSPCA on a full time basis as the Prosecutions Officer.
Her practical experience in the legal and education sectors coupled with formal studies in Bachelor of Laws, Bachelor of Arts and Diploma of Education has enabled her to develop a unique skill set which underpins her current role.
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By: The Animal Law Institute

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