March 2018

Five new members appointed to the ABC Advisory Council in 2018

February 2018

Peter Norden appointed an Honorary Fellow in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at Deakin University

"Pentridge: Voices from the Other Side"

Wheeler Centre forum, 30th November 2017.

December 2017

Marriage Act Amendment!

Peter Norden is now available to conduct ‘same sex marriages’ following the recent legislative changes in Australia.

Detailed information can be obtained on his new website:

July 2017

Crime Prevention, not 'law & order'!

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June 2017

"The Brosnan Centre: from Community Service to Social Action"  (January 2017)

(reflections on 40 years since Peter Norden founded The Brosnan Centre and Jesuit Social Services in 1977)

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"Safe and Inclusive Learning Communities" (December 2016)

(a national consultation report completed by Peter Norden for Edmund Rice Education Australia in supporting sexual and gender diversity in its 53 schools across Australia)

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ABC Advisory Council

December 2016

Peter was appointed a "Fellow" of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology in recognition of his contribution to the field of criminology over a period of 40 years.  This award was presented at the Annual Conference of the Society in Hobart in December 2016

December 2016

For the 5th year in a row, Peter was acknowledged as on of RMIT's top media performers.

June 2016

The June 2016 edition of the Australian Journal of Human Rights (22.1) contains an article by Peter Norden, entitled:  Not So Straight.

The article discusses the discrimination that currently operates in many Catholic secondary schools across Australia in relation to same sex attracted students.

The article (click here) addresses important issues of human rights affecting GLBTI students enrolled at Catholic secondary schools across the country, about one in five of all secondary students in Australia.

August 2015

Peter was reappointed as a Board Member of the Victorian Department of Education and Training Disciplinary Appeals Board, for a further period of three years.

June 2015

Peter was reappointed as Adjunct Professor at RMIT University, School of Global Social and Urban Studies, for a further period of three years.

December 2014

Peter was appointed as a Board Member of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s National Advisory Council for a period of four years.

Recent Media Articles:

Prisoner X solitary confinement at Tasmania’s Risdon Prison revealed

Risdon likened to Guantanamo

Police killers to be forced to serve full terms under new Victorian legislation

Time to call off all indiscriminate high speed police pursuits, 25th September 2015.

Youth rehabilitation versus Gaol: an analysis of what is happening to our criminal justice system in Australia today.  23rd September, 2015.

“Archbishop Hart warned against tolerating gay students”, The Age, July 19, 2015.

“Behind the walls of H-Division at Pentridge”, The Age, June 13, 2014.

“There is a case for parole, though it failed Jill Meagher, the Parole Board has a vital role in protecting the community”, The Age, August 4, 2013.


Loddon Murray Leadership Program

Keynote Address,
August 2014

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Australian Geographic Article on Ned Kelly's burial

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Radio Interview on Ned Kelly's Burial

January 2013

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Thank you letter from North Mallee Leaders Program

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Ned Kelly: The Outlaw Who Divides a Nation

20 January 2013
BBC News, Sydney


Opening of the Legal Year

Tuesday, 29 January 2013
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Waldron Hall, Level 1,
County Court of Victoria,
Cnr William and Lonsdale Streets


May our brother, Ned, Rest In Peace

The Drum Opinion (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
18th January 2013

While Ned Kelly is often portrayed simply as a murderer, an incident from his childhood better reflects his character.

CLICK HERE To Read the Article, by Peter Norden.