Julia is a barrister who practises in commercial, criminal and public law. She also appears in quasi-criminal matters. Julia worked as a criminal solicitor advocate from 2013 to 2016 at the North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency (‘NAAJA’) in Darwin. In 2016, Julia worked as the Senior Associate to Santamaria JA at the Court of Appeal of Victoria.
Julia is particularly interested in the intersection between human rights and the criminal justice system. In 2016 to 2017, Julia was a member of the criminal justice working group as part of Liberty Victoria’s Rights Advocacy Project. The team that year worked on a report on the importance of a legislated spent convictions scheme, which can be found here. In 2019, Julia gave evidence at the Parliamentary Inquiry into a Spent Convictions scheme, who published a report supporting the establishment of such a scheme. In October 2020, the Victorian Government introduced a bill to Parliament to establish a legislated spent convictions scheme.
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