Chairman and Secretary address Pacific Prosecutors’ Conference
Following an invitation from Graham Leung, Solicitor General of Nauru, Peter Norman and Astrid Macleod attended and presented papers in September at the 2016 Annual Conference of the Pacific Prosecutors Association, held in Fiji. Countries attending the conference were Nauru, Tonga, Samoa, Solomon Islands, PNG, Vanuatu, Kiribati, Tuvalu, Palau, Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia and the Cook Islands. Astrid presented a paper about ACPC and its role and spoke about some effective crime prevention initiatives both in Australia and other parts of the world.
In July, ACPC was asked by ICPC to contribute with ideas, suggestions, contacts and others, and whether there were any specific research projects conducted in the area of preventing violent radicalisation. At the request of ACPC, the Australian Local Government Association of Australia later published a short article about the project and seeking responses, which were passed on to ICPC.
During the year it became apparent that the Internet platform for the website had deteriorated to the point that a complete rebuild was necessary. Jean-Yves Théron of Hobart undertook to rebuild the site on a new and updated platform and to manage the website. An updated domain name, was obtained. ACPC continues to benefit from a generous bandwidth subsidy given by Peter Kasprzak of Perth.