The Criminal Law Committee monitors and provides input on criminal law reforms in the ACT and works to promote the administration of justice and the development and improvement of law in the local region.

You can contact the committee directly through the Law Society's Policy and Research Team on


  • Michael Kukulies-Smith (Chair)
  • Georgia Briggs
  • Andrew Byrnes
  • Charlene Chalker-Harris
  • Paul Edmonds
  • Satomi Hamon
  • Andrew Herring
  • Adrian McKenna
  • Sam McLaughlin
  • Dean Rutherford
  • Representative (Australian National University): Lorana Bartels
  • Representative (ACT DPP): Joel Hiscox
  • Representative (ACT Magistrates Court): Belinda Barry
  • Representative (ACT Supreme Court): Danielle Gatehouse
  • Representative (Commonwealth DPP): Daniel Morrison
  • Representative (Commonwealth DPP): Natasha Purvis
  • Representative (JACS): Robyn Hakelis
  • Staff: Policy & Research Team

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