In March 2016, Mr Chris Field, Western Australian Ombudsman, presented at the Summer Series Civil Law Day hosted by Legal Aid WA.
Mr Field presented on the ‘Role of the Western Australian Ombudsman’ in relation to:
- investigation of complaints
- deaths of certain children
- reviews of family and domestic violence fatalities
- own motion investigations
- other functions
- access to justice
- the rule of law and democracy.
Legal Aid WA is focused on providing legal solutions for high-risk, low-income clients across WA.
The Legal Aid WA Summer Series Conference brought together private practitioners who take grants of aid, and the community sector, notably community legal services and the Aboriginal Legal Service in WA.
The Summer Series Civil Law Day also featured a number of presentations from leading Australians including:
Hon. Robert French AC, Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia
Justice Jeremy Curthoys, President of the State Administrative Tribunal
Dr Christopher Kendall, Deputy President of the Commonwealth Administrative Appeals Tribunal.
The Ombudsman’s presentation from the conference is now available.