Lessons from the Folbigg Inquiry - An Ethics Seminar
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The Kathleen Folbigg Inquiry, a second appeal into her previous convictions, was held in 2022. It is well known that new evidence from medical genetic science was influential in overturning the court’s previous finding of guilt. Less well known is the influence of psychological and psychiatric testimony on proceedings. This particularly concerned the ways in which Ms Folbigg had presented in court, the status of her diary and the ways in which it had been used in evidence. This forum will bring together some of the key players in the Inquiry, including Ms Folbigg’s legal representatives, Rhanee Rego and Robert Cavanagh. Several ANZAP-affiliated practitioners also submitted reports, including Kamal Touma, Janine Stevenson and David Butt.


Location Live Webinar
In this session we will consider the flaws in current legal processes of appeal and the role of psychodynamically-informed clinicians in assisting in supporting a humane legal process for people who have complex traumatic backgrounds.


PO Box 3595

Key Contact: Anne Malecki. 
Ph: (02) 8004 9873 from Australia
Ph: (04) 887 0300 Toll free from New Zealand
Email: info@anzap.com.au

First Point of Contact

Anne Malecki is responsible for the ANZAP Secretariat. She is the first point of contact for all matters. 

Telephone: AUS (02) 8004 9873

Email: info@anzap.com.au