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Reflections on the Royal Commission

Event number: 18837
1.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Royal Commissioner Margaret Nyland

The APS College of Forensic Psychologists (SA Section) are pleased to announce the 1st Professional Development Event in our Seminar Series for 2017:


Reflections on the Royal Commission

A dinner with Royal Commissioner, Margaret Nyland


This event will provide an informal forum for Margaret to discuss her experiences as a Royal Commissioner investigating the adequacy of the child protection system in South Australia.


She will reflect on her biggest challenges, and how the content of the material impacted upon her. She will also consider some of the main recommendations and how these changes may directly impact upon those working in the field.


This event will provide an opportunity for professionals in the area of child protection and forensic psychology to gain a stronger understanding of how the Royal Commission has shaped the current child protection landscape in South Australia.


Learning outcomes


On completion of this presentation, attendees will have:

  • Improved understanding of why the child protection system needed to be reviewed within SA
  • Identify and understand the changes to the child protection system and how these impact on psychological practice



About the presenter(s)

Margaret was born into Adelaide and attended Adelaide Girls High School. She received the Degree of Bachelor of Laws from the University of Adelaide in 1964 and was admitted to the South Australian Bar the following year

Margaret was in private practice as a barrister and solicitor for approximately 22 years, during which time she established one of the largest family law practices in South Australia. She was the Inaugural Chairperson of the Commonwealth Social Security Appeals Tribunal in South Australia She was also chair of the Sex Discrimination Board (SA) and the Equal Opportunity Tribunal.

In 1987 she was appointed a Judge of the District Court of South Australia. In 1993 she was elevated to the bench of the Supreme Court. This was a significant appointment as she was only the second woman to be appointed the first having been Dame Roma Mitchell some 30 years earlier. In 2006 Margaret was the President of the first (and to date only) all female Court of Criminal Appeal in this State. Margaret was a Supreme Court Judge until 2012 when she reached the mandatory age of retirement.

In August 2014 Margaret was appointed the Royal Commissioner to investigate the adequacy of the child protection system in South Australia. In August 2016 she delivered her report to the Governor of South Australia, which contained 260 recommendations for improvements to the system.


Dinner 7.00pm - 8.00pm
Presentation 8.00pm - 9.30pm


Online registration


The Hackney Hotel
95 Hackney Road
Hackney, SA 5069
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 26/7/2017
End date: 26/7/2017
Time: 7.00pm - 9.30pm


CFP member $50
CFP student member $30
APS member: $60
APS student member: $30
Non APS member: $70


APS - College of Forensic Psychologists - SA
Contact Oscar Williams
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