The reception, quality and evaluation of scientific evidence in Australian courts: AAS/AAL.

On 19 August 2020 the Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium was held, addressing The reception, quality and evaluation of scientific evidence in Australian courts.

The symposium was recorded and is available on the Vimeo platform. It runs for about 90 minutes.

The Reception, Quality and Evaluation of Scientific Evidence in Australian Courts. 

A panel of experts from scientific and legal fields, chaired by The Hon Justice Virginia Bell of the High Court of Australia, as they explore the challenging topic of scientific proof and legal proof.

Panel

The Hon Justice Mark Weinberg AO QC

Justice Weinberg was appointed reserve Judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria and is a Former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia.

Download Justice Weinberg’s paper 

Tim Game SC

Mr Game is Senior Counsel Forbes Chambers, Principal Practice in Criminal Law

Download Mr Game’s speech

Professor David Balding FAA

Professor Balding is a Professor of Statistical Genetics at the University of Melbourne

Download Professor Balding’s presentation

Professor Carola Vinuesa FAA

Professor Vinuesa is a Professor of Immunology and Co-Director at the Centre for Personalised Immunology at the Australian National University.Download Professor Vinuesa’s speech