6 May 2010 - ACPC session at the International Federation on Ageing 10th Global Conference
The ACPC hosted a session at the 10th Global Conference on the International Federation on Ageing which was held in Melbourne, Australia, between 3rd - 6th May 2010. The Session was Chaired by ACPC Chairman Master Peter Norman OAM.
Judge Andrew Wilson A.M., the past National President of ACPC, presented a paper "Elderly Prisoners: Issues for the Community" and Mr Geoff Glanville of Prison Fellowship SA, a former SA Branch secretary of ACPC, also addressed the conference, on the issue of elderly child sex offenders.
20 May 2010 - ACPC Celebrates 50th birthday
On 20 May 2010 ACPC celebrated its 50th anniversary, having been formed in Adelaide in May 1960 during a conference held at the University of Adelaide and attended by members of the judiciary, prison after care workers and representatives of Government, church and voluntary agencies from across Australia.
ACPC Annual General Meeting on 7 September 2010
Election of Mr John Murray APM as Secretary/Public Officer and Mr Adam Bodzioch as Treasurer
At the ACPC Annual General Meeting on 7 September 2010, Mr John Murray APM was elected as ACPC's Secretary and Public Officer.
John is an educator and advisor in justice related issues and has worked in every state in Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Hong Kong, The Middle East, South Pacific and Macau (Special Administrative Region of China). He served over thirty years in the South Australia Police before resigning as Assistant Commissioner to take up the position of Associate Professor and Head of the Australian Graduate School of Police Management, Charles Sturt University, New South Wales. For these three years he was retained as an advisor and consultant to the Hong Kong Police. Following further academic work with the Open University of Hong Kong he rejoined policing as a Deputy Commissioner of the Federal Police in 2000 where he was the Chief Police Officer of the Australian Capital Territory for four years. In conjunction with the Australian National University and other institutions he superintended major reforms including community policing philosophy and multiculturism. In 2004 as a private consultant he conducted several reviews in legal and health areas of government. A regular contributor to public debate he has maintained a keen interest in justice issues.
On the same occasion Mr Adam Bodzioch was elected as ACPC's Treasurer. Adam Bodzioch retired from the South Australian public service in February 2007 after almost 40 years of service, the last 18 years in senior executive roles in the Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Department for Water Resources and the Courts Administration Authority. He has wide-ranging experience in policy development, courts administration and in high-level consulting and project management work. Adam has been the South Australian Government's representative on the Council for the Order of Australia since 2002. He has a Bachelor of Business (with Distinction) from the University of South Australia and a Graduate Diploma in Law (Court Policy and Administration) from the University of Wollongong.
Retirement of Andrew Paterson as Secretary and Robert Motteram as Treasurer of ACPC
Andrew Paterson , who had been ACPC's Secretary and Public Officer for nearly 10 years, gave notice of his retirement from this position, as he had taken up a fulltime position at Flinders University. The ACPC was sorry to say goodbye to Andrew who had been a tireless worker for the ACPC and for crime prevention generally.
Robert Motteram, who had been Treasurer of both ACPC and the SA Branch, also retired from his position. ACPC expresses its thanks to Rob for his assistance in these capacities.
Chairman’s Visit to Malaysia and Cambodia
In October 2011 ACPC Chairman Master Peter Norman and his wife Astrid Macleod visited Cambodia and Malaysia. While in Kuala Lumpur, they visited the Federal Court and paid a courtesy call on the Chief Justice of Malaysia, Tun Zaki bin Tun Azmi, informing him of the work of ACPC and of the plans for the 2011 Forum.
On 19 October, through the courtesy of Mr Mathew Philip, a Kuala Lumpur Solicitor, they had lunch with members of the executive of the Malaysian Crime Prevention Foundation: Vice Chairmen Tan Sri Lee Lam Thye Datuk Kamaruddin Md Ali, Treasurer Datuk Eddy Chen Lok Loi , members Tan Sri Robert Phang Miow Sin and Bala A/l Karupiah and Administrator Mr Raflly Nann.
They discussed crime prevention generally and the work of our respective organizations and were pleased to learn that a delegation from the MCPF proposed to attend the Forum, and were interested in our initiative to develop a crime prevention network in the region.
While in Cambodia and Malaysia they had the opportunity during the visits to observe crime prevention initiatives to ensure the safety of tourists and visitors to those countries.
Asia Pacific Crime Prevention Forum in Adelaide - January 2011
Delegates at the Asia Pacific Crime Prevention Forum 2011
In January 2011 ACPC in conjunction with Kathleen Lumley College and the Australian Institute for International affairs, ACPC convened the Forum: Crime prevention 2011 and beyond: A Forum of Key personnel from the Asia Pacific region.
For more details of the Forum, click on this link.
Meeting With Director of the Australian Institute Of Criminology
On Wednesday 31 May 2011 ACPC Chairman Peter Norman and Secretary John Murray met Dr Adam Tomison, Director of the Australian Institute of Criminology, on his visit to Adelaide. They discussed our respective organizations and the role each plays in crime prevention and community safety. Dr Tomison presented ACPC with copies of recent crime prevention publications and papers prepared by the AIC.
Meeting with Cecelia Danielle of the Ministry of Justice, Italy - October 2011
During a visit to Rome, ACPC Chairman Peter Norman arranged to meet with Cecelia Danielle a representative of the Ministry of Justice, Italy Issues discussed included Restorative Justice and Tourism Safety.
International Crime Prevention Conference 2011 - Singapore
Between 14 and 17 November, 2011, ACPC Chairman Master Peter Norman, former ACPC President Judge Andrew Wilson, Ms Astrid Macleod and Mrs Julie Wilson attended the International Crime Prevention Conference held at the Suntec Centre, Singapore. For a report on the conference, click on this link.
In 2010-2011, the ACPC was saddened by the deaths of several of its prominent members or supporters
Mrs Marjorie North
Associate Professor Adam Sutton
Mr Ray Kidney
Chief Judge Don Brebner, And
Mr Murray Clapham
For details and tributes to these members and supporters click on this link