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Wednesday 5 September 2018

Law enforcement workshop

This all-day, pre-Summit workshop is open only to law enforcement, and you must register separately to attend.

More information about this workshop.

8:30 – 9:00AM

Registration (for law enforcement workshop only) | Jacaranda Foyer

9:00 – 5:00PM

Law Enforcement Workshop

Pre-Registration

Pre-registration will be available the evening of Wednesday, 5 September. Beat the morning crowd and get your name badge and program book early.

4:30 – 6:30 PM

Pre-Registration (for main conference) | Royal Pines Lobby

Day 1 – Thursday 6 September 2018

Please note – the program may be subject to some minor changes in timing and sessions.  The final program will be provided to participants at registration.

8:30 – 9.30AM

Registration | Royal Poinciana Landing

9.30 – 10:25AM

Welcome | Julie Oberin, National Chairperson, WESNET


Welcome to Country Aunty Robyn Williams, Yugambeh Elder


Keynote | Sami Makelainen, Telstra

10:25 – 11:00AM

Morning tea

11:00 – 12:00PM

Keynote | Ginger Gorman, Social Justice Journalist


Safer Technology for Women | Karen Bentley, Interim National Director, WESNET

12:00 – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00PM

Choose one option

Technology facilitated abuse: The fundamentals

Learn fundamental technology safety concepts, and the technologies that are most often misused in the context of domestic violence: online harassment, phones misuse, and location tracking.


Phone misuse & location tracking: Identifying and transcending perpetrator tactics | Heidi Guldbaek and Elly Stirling, WESNET

Learn about two common overarching perpetrator tactics, including how to identify, mitigate, hold perpetrators accountable, and minimise or prevent abuse.


Online abuse is IRL* | Kaofeng Lee and Ella Bourke, WESNET

Taking the abuse online is a very common tactic of abusers, whether it is on social media or other online platforms. Learn about how abusers misuse online spaces to harm and what you can do about it.

*IRL = In Real Life


Who’s watching you? | Karen Bentley

Tech savvy abusers can gain a lot of information about victims by using computers, cameras and Wi-Fi routers. This workshop discusses how to increase privacy and security on these technologies and limit an abuser’s ability to turn these everyday devices into surveillance tools.

2:00 – 2:30PM

Afternoon tea

2:30 – 3:30PM

Choose one option

Technology facilitated abuse: The fundamentals

Learn fundamental technology safety concepts, and the technologies that are most often misused in the context of domestic violence: online harassment, phones misuse, and location tracking.


Phone misuse & location tracking: Identifying and transcending perpetrator tactics | Heidi Guldbaek and Elly Stirling, WESNET

Learn about two common overarching perpetrator tactics, including how to identify, mitigate, hold perpetrators accountable, and minimise or prevent abuse.


Online abuse is IRL | Kaofeng Lee and Ella Bourke, WESNET

Taking the abuse online is a very common tactic of abusers, whether it is on social media or other online platforms. Learn about how abusers misuse online spaces to harm and what you can do about it.

*IRL = In Real Life


Who’s watching you? | Karen Bentley

Tech savvy abusers can gain a lot of information about victims by using computers, cameras and Wi-Fi routers. This workshop discusses how to increase privacy and security on these technologies and limit an abuser’s ability to turn these everyday devices into surveillance tools.

3:30 – 3:40PM

Break

3:40 – 5:00PM

Driving Change | Susan Anderson, General Manager, Australia & New Zealand, Uber


International Keynote Cindy Southworth, Executive Vice President, U.S. National Network to End Domestic Violence


Plenary |Kylie Brosnan

In 2017, the Queensland Government engaged the Indigenous owned Winangali Pty Ltd and the Global Research Consultancy – Ipsos (Australia) to explore and consider culturally suitable “Safe at Home” security options or solutions, that would expressly benefit Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander women experiencing domestic and family violence, specifically those living in remote areas of the state.  The project was funded through the Commonwealth Government’s Women’s Safety Package.

The presentation will cover the use and abuse of technology in Indigenous Communities through the use of social platforms.  We will also look at the community generated ideas currently being implemented in one community in North Queensland to address family violence.

Day 2 – Friday 7 September 2018

9:30 – 10:30AM

Choose one session

Investigating technology-facilitated abuse | Detective Bryan Franke, 2CSolutions

When perpetrators misuse technology to stalk, harass, and intimidate victims, law enforcement often find it challenging to investigate. This session will discuss strategies and tips when investigating technology-facilitated domestic violence in order to hold offenders accountable.


Helping us help you: Working with diverse survivors of TFA | Kaofeng Lee and Heidi Guldbaek, WESNET

In autumn of 2018, WESNET conducted a listening tour across Australia to learn how technology-facilitated abuse (TFA) impact survivors from culturally and linguistically diverse (CaLD) and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. This session will reveal the findings from the listening tour and discuss what workers told us they need in order to support CaLD and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander survivors experiencing TFA.


Combatting image-based abuse in Australia | Rosalie O’Neale and Jessica Di Blasio, Office of the eSafety Commissioner

The Office of the eSafety Commissioner has been helping victims of image-based abuse since October 2017.

This session will include an overview of existing and proposed laws to address image-based abuse in Australia and guidance on how best to assist victims. As well as outlining recent research findings, we will explore the role of the Office in providing victims with ways to report image-based abuse, with helpful advice and pathways to obtaining support.

10:30 – 11:00 AM

Morning tea

11:00 – 12:00PM

Choose one session

Mobile spyware: What’s out there, what’s new, and what can we do | Robert Merkel, Monash University and Diarmaid Harkin, Deakin University

Researchers from Monash and Deakin Universities have been investigating mobile spyware, from how spyware can be captured on a mobile device to understanding the commercial landscape of mobile spyware. Presenters will discuss their latest research.


1800RESPECT: Designing technology for people with disabilities | Libbi Cunnington and Rosanna Smith, 1800RESPECT

Designing an app for women with disabilities so they can recognise and respond to violence and abuse can be challenging. 1800RESPECT will discuss how they navigated these challenges, beginning with pulling together a diverse advisory group to support the entire process, to making careful and thoughtful decisions about language, images, and design.

This session is sponsored by 1800RESPECT.


Players gonna hate: The patriarchy of online dating and gaming | Heidi Guldbaek, WESNET

This session will explore the gendered experience of dating and gaming on the internet. We will look at some of the challenges of being a woman in these spaces as well as privacy and safety tips for anyone wishing to “play the game”.

12:00 – 1:00PM

Lunch

1:00 – 2:00PM

Privacy, safety, and women: Perspectives from leading technologists

  • Sami Makelainen, Telstra
  • Kara Hinesley, Twitter
  • Travis Bright, Thorn
  • Susan Anderson, Uber
  • Amazon Web Services

A conversation with leading technologists in Australia and the United States. Learn about what major technology companies are doing on privacy, safety, and women issues.

This session is sponsored by Google.

2:00 – 2:15PM

Break

2:15 – 3:15PM

Choose one session

There’s an app for that! | Kaofeng Lee, WESNET

As more and more apps are developed for survivors of abuse, it can be difficult to know which one to choose. This session will provide an overview of safety apps and what you need to know when using these apps.


Technology and the law: What you need to know | Helen Campbell, Women’s Legal Services NSW and Angela Lynch, Women’s Legal Services QLD

This session will cover the legal implications and remedies relating to technology-facilitated abuse in the Commonwealth, Queensland, and New South Wales jurisdictions, including harassment via technology, non-consensual sharing of images/image-based abuse, and stalking/surveillance. Participants will have a deeper understanding of the laws applicable to people experiencing technology-facilitated abuse; get a sense of practical strategies for evidence collection and reporting; and have an opportunity to ask questions to experienced lawyers.


Managing your tech: Every day security and privacy | Travis Bright

Sometimes, it can be hard to know where to start when you want to take control of your tech. This session will walk through basic controls and simple steps that you can do to increase the security and privacy of your various everyday technology.

3:15 – 3:45PM

Break

3:45 – 5:00PM

International Keynote | Erica Olsen, Director of the U.S. Safety Net Project, National Network to End Domestic Violence

Closing | Julie Oberin, National Chair, WESNET