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Technology-Facilitated Abuse

What do phones, GPS systems, watches, fitness apps, eTags and loyalty cards have in common? They can be used to track you, contact you and access your personal information.

Your car, your home and your personal devices can be weaponised against you. It’s called technology-facilitated abuse and it is on the rise.

  • What do we know about technology-facilitated abuse?
  • How do we identify and respond to this form of abuse? 
  • When does it come up in the courtroom?
  • When will you need expert evidence?
  • When is it relevant to the orders you will make?

Join us for in-depth discussion about the challenge that technology-facilitated abuse poses to our current ways of working.

Panel:

  • Australian eSafety Commissioner, Julie Inman Grant
  • Professor Heather Douglas, Deputy Dean (Research), TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland
  • Emma Heggie, Barrister

While this program is designed for judicial officers, the learning outcomes may be appropriate for some non-judicial roles. Please contact us to express your interest.

Location

Melbourne CBD

Presenters
Julie Inman Grant

Julie Inman Grant

Australian eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that all Australians have safer and more positive experiences online. As the only nation in the world to have a government agency dedicated to online safety, Julie has created a pioneering, innovative and citizen-focused Office making an impact, both at home and globally.

Julie has been a passionate advocate of promoting technology for good and has been working at the intersection of technology and social policy for more than 25 years. She has been dedicated to combatting all forms of child sexual exploitation, online cyber abuse and has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the voices of women, children and vulnerable communities online.

Professor Heather Douglas

Professor Heather Douglas

Heather is a Professor of Law at the University of Queensland School of Law who has published widely on criminal justice issues focusing on legal responses to domestic violence.

In 2014- 2019 Heather was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave a violent relationship.

She was the lead researcher and project co-ordinator with the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration on the development of the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book; a project funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Emma Hegie

Emma Heggie

Emma is a barrister who practises primarily in family law and associated jurisdictions, including family violence and criminal matters. Prior to coming to the bar, Emma practised as a family law solicitor in Victoria. She has also undertaken commercial work in-house and served as an associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. 

Presenters
Julie Inman Grant

Julie Inman Grant

Australian eSafety Commissioner

The eSafety Commissioner is responsible for ensuring that all Australians have safer and more positive experiences online. As the only nation in the world to have a government agency dedicated to online safety, Julie has created a pioneering, innovative and citizen-focused Office making an impact, both at home and globally.

Julie has been a passionate advocate of promoting technology for good and has been working at the intersection of technology and social policy for more than 25 years. She has been dedicated to combatting all forms of child sexual exploitation, online cyber abuse and has worked tirelessly to promote and protect the voices of women, children and vulnerable communities online.

Professor Heather Douglas

Professor Heather Douglas

Heather is a Professor of Law at the University of Queensland School of Law who has published widely on criminal justice issues focusing on legal responses to domestic violence.

In 2014- 2019 Heather was awarded an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship to research the way in which women who have experienced domestic violence use the legal system to help them leave a violent relationship.

She was the lead researcher and project co-ordinator with the Australasian Institute of Judicial Administration on the development of the National Domestic and Family Violence Bench Book; a project funded by the Australian Commonwealth Government. She is also a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.

Emma Hegie

Emma Heggie

Emma is a barrister who practises primarily in family law and associated jurisdictions, including family violence and criminal matters. Prior to coming to the bar, Emma practised as a family law solicitor in Victoria. She has also undertaken commercial work in-house and served as an associate at the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.