Ingrid's Lived Experience: Sexual Assault

Wednesday, 21 October 2020 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm

Tonight on Brainwaves we’ll be talking to Ingrid. Ingrid was admitted as a lawyer in 1999 and has predominantly practised in family law, child protection, intervention orders and royal commissions including family violence and institutional child sexual abuse. In 2016 Ingrid attended the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse in Rome to hear the evidence of (and cross examine) George Pell. Ingrid has kindly offered to come onto our show today to talk about her views on how victims of sexual abuse are treated in the legal system as a lawyer and as victim of abuse herself and the mental health impacts and supports available to survivors.


A content warning about todays show we will be discussing child sexual abuse, if you feel that this content may be distressing please tune out now, and should you need support after listening to the show today please know you can contact Lifeline on 131114 or the Sexual Assault Crisis Line on 1800 806 292.


If you would like more information about Ingrid's books you can find them here:


Doli Incapax - Cleopatra Jones


Nolle Prosequi - Ingrid Irwin


If you have any questions for Ingrid she would be more than happy to answer them. Please email Ingrid at or call her directly on 0401 349 989



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