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Australia’s contribution to the Abolition of the Death Penalty Symposium: Communique

8 February 2017

On 3 February 2017, the Law Council convened a national Symposium in Melbourne to discuss how government, the legal profession and others can effectively contribute to the abolition of the death penalty overseas. Ministers, shadow ministers, members of Parliament, government officials from a range of countries, lawyers and community organisations all contributed to the event and the lead up to it.

The Symposium marked the fiftieth anniversary of the last execution in Australia, the hanging of Ronald Ryan.

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