Webinar: Young people, criminal records and discrimination in employment


Marrickville Legal Centre will be hosting a webinar on Friday 6 November to launch the report ‘Young people, criminal records and discrimination in employment”. The report, which was authored by the Youth Justice Coalition and Marrickville Legal Centre, investigates how criminal record discrimination impacts young adults.

Across Australia, there has been an increase in employers requiring a criminal record check as part of standard recruitment processes. This has come alongside more legislation that prevents people with a criminal record from participation in certain types of occupations.

MLC will be joined by Keenan Mundine and Dean Lloyd from Deadly Connections, along with Eleni Psillakis from Dress for Success Sydney who will discuss their experiences with the criminal justice system.

Keenan Mundine is the co-founder of Deadly Connections, which he runs with his wife Carla Stanley. A proud first nations man with connections to the Biripi Nation and ties to the Wakka Wakka nation, he has previously addressed the UN Human Rights Council.

Dean Lloyd is the Justice Specialist for Deadly Connections, a role where he touches on his unique lived experience. Having faced highs and lows, he sees the value in his journey and shares his experiences and how they continue to impact his life.

Eleni Psillakis is the program manager for Success Works, an Initiative by Dress for Success Sydney which supports women impacted by the criminal justice system. She has first-hand experience of discrimination that comes with a criminal record.

They will cover a number of topics, including discussing ways in which employers in the public and private sector can implement less intrusive and discriminatory recruitment practices.

The webinar will take place on Friday 6 November 2020 1:00pm via Zoom. Click on the button below to register to attend.