Papering over the cracks – the interpreter, the asylum seeker and the adjudicator: professionalism, justice and human rights
Adolfo Gentile is a practitioner, trainer and researcher. He chaired the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) from 1995 to 2002 and was the president of FIT, the Fédération Internationale des Traducteurs, from 1999 to 2002. He worked for many years at the then Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribunal as a member of those tribunals. He is a NAATI accredited Advanced Translator.
The use of interpreters in a day to day military setting
Andrew Baker, CSM, is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Defence Force. He was based in Iraq and Afghanistan and worked with interpreters on a day to day basis over there.
The National Emergency Management Project and sign language interpreter provision and training
Julie Judd is the current President of ASLIA Victoria, the state branch of the Australian Sign Language Interpreters Association. She is also the coordinator of NEMP, the National Emergency Management (Auslan communications) Project.
Preparing interpreters to work with survivors of trauma and torture
Cecilia Lopez works as a counsellor, advocate and team coordinator at Foundation House, the Victorian Foundation for Survivors of Torture. She has participated in Professional Development short courses for interpreters to provide them with the skills necessary to work with survivors of trauma and torture.
Keynote speakers – Respondent Panel