The Smart Justice symposium, Remaking Justice, will bring together government, academic, legal and service sector leaders to explore opportunities for working together to improve the justice system. The symposium will hear from people with direct experience of the justice system and examine critical issues, including the recommendations in the Victorian Ombudsman’s landmark report, Investigation into the rehabilitation and reintegration of prisoners in Victoria and recent update.
Br Mark O'Connor fms has written a beautiful Winter Reflection for us to ponder during these colder months. The reflection includes a poem titled Romanesque Arches by the late Swedish writer and psychologist Tomas Tranströmer (winner of the 2011 Nobel Prize for Literature). Tranströmer was a mystical observer of the sacred in the ordinary; someone who, although felled by a stroke 20 years ago and unable to speak, kept on communicating, even in the ‘winter’ of his life.