Talking Justice tackles #MeToo | Goldfields Library Corporation

Talking Justice tackles #MeToo

Wednesday 2 May 2018

Talking Justice is a thought provoking and enlightening series of public conversations that explore diverse perspectives on what we mean by ‘justice’ in Australian society today. It was created by Loddon Campaspe Community Legal Centre (LCCLC) in 2014 and has become a feature event during Law Week each year. Topics have been diverse, and have attracted some of Australia’s finest speakers.

This year LCCLC have teamed up with Goldfields Libraries, and we invite you to come together to share and discuss your thoughts on the #MeToo campaign.

A long battle has been fought for women to feel safe to share their stories of sexual harassment and abuse, where for too long such incidents have been unchecked and perpetrators not held to account. Talking Justice will discuss the legal implications surrounding the campaign as it gains momentum. 

Bendigo lawyer John McPherson (Arnold, Dallas, McPherson Lawyers) will be the moderator for this year’s event and Melbourne-based journalist Van Badham will be the headline guest speaker. More panellists will be announced in the coming weeks. 

John has been involved in many community and not-for-profit organisations including The Bendigo Centre for Sexual Assault and is keen to learn more about the #MeToo campaign.

Van is a writer, commentator, activist, occasional broadcaster, theatremaker and one of Australia’s most controversial public intellectuals. She is currently a political columnist and culture critic for The Guardian Australia, and is a frequent guest on panels for ABC’s Radio National, The Drum, Q and A and Channel 7’s Sunrise.

“It’s such a privilege to have someone as high profile as Van Badham coming to speak in Bendigo for this event. Talking Justice is such a great community event, and I look forward to hearing what she has to say on this year’s topic”, says Tammy Higgs, Program and Events Coordinator at Goldfields Libraries.

Talking Justice will be held on Thursday 17 May, from 5.30-7pm at the Bendigo Library. The session is free, however bookings are required.

For more information or to book your spot go to