Lecture Series

For ten years, the annual Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series hosted international leaders in animal law to share their expertise. Going forward, this ground-breaking series will continue online to discuss the latest developments in animal law worldwide, to inspire and educate animal advocates.

Since 2007, the Voiceless Animal Law Lecture Series has travelled across eight cities, featuring nine international keynote speakers and animal law academics from across Australia. In 2018, the Lecture Series will be reformatted with the intention of expanding out to an international audience, discussing topical animal law issues in a dynamic online format.  

The Lecture Series has shone a light on topics such as factory farming, ag-gag legislation, hunting and animals in politics.  

In addition, the series has over the years hosted a number of high profile lawyers and public figures including The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG, Her Excellency Professor Marie R Bashir AD CVO and Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission.

Please explore the menu to the right to view a summary of the series topic for each year, or click through the video gallery below, to watch the keynote address for a particular year.

2016: Marianne Thiemee

Marianne Thiemee

2015: Beyond the Cage

Professor Steven Wise

2014: Ag-gag Laws

Will Potter

2013: The Animal Voice

Antoine Goetschel

2012: Hunted by Land and Sea

Lesli Bisgould

2011: Reflections from the EU

Peter Stevenson

2010: Past Lives and Future Hopes

Joyce Tischler

2009: Animal Protection Law

Bruce Wagman

2008: An Indian Perspective

Raj Panjwani

2007: The Legal State of Non-human Animals

Professor Steven Wise