Reminder: Let’s have Smart Justice in the ACT – DHML 2022

Coming up this Thursday
You still time to register and join us for this important discussion about reducing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander incarceration in the ACT.

  • National perspective: Cheryl Axleby, Co Chair of the Change the Record campaign.
  • Local perspective: Tanya Keed, Chair of the The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB).
  • Chair: Dr Chris Bourke

We are holding our 2022 David Hunter Memorial Lecture (DHML) on Thursday 25th August at the Durie Room, St Mark’s National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall St. Barton ACT and online. 

We invite to you join us in person for drinks and savouries from 5.45pm OR to join the lecture and Q&A online from 6.30pm.

Note: All attendees, (including those attending in person) must register online via

If you have any questions, please email us at

2022 Speakers: 

Cheryl Axleby, Co-Chair, Change the Record, is a proud Narungga woman who is passionate about improving the quality of life for her people. Cheryl has spent the last 40 years working within the Aboriginal community, Federal Govt and South Australian Government to improve the lives of First Nations peoples. She has experience working within the Aboriginal community sector, law and justice, women’s issues, family violence, youth justice, child and family services and is currently working in the Aboriginal Community Housing sector. Cheryl is committed to influencing positive change and outcomes for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Tanya Keed, Chair of the The ACT Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elected Body (ATSIEB) is a proud Aboriginal woman from Dunghatti Country, NSW, who has called Canberra home for more than 20 years.  She does critical work in health and trauma management for women engaged with the ACT criminal justice system.  Tanya’s a strong advocate on issues around Aboriginal incarceration, family violence and crime. Her work with corrective services has gone from the Alexander Maconochie Centre and Victim Service ACT to setting up and directing her own consultancy, Clybucca Dreaming, in 2018.  Bolstering her extensive work experience are a Bachelor of Social Work and post-graduate qualifications in Indigenous trauma recovery.

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