Dr Jocelynne Scutt

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Jocelynne Scutt is a lawyer, writer and publisher. She studied law at the universities of Western Australia, Sydney, Michigan and Cambridge, and Arts at the University of New South Wales. 

She was Director of Research with the Legal and Constitutional Committee, then Deputy Chairperson, on the Law Reform Commission, Victoria. She also served as Tasmania’s Anti-Discrimination Commissioner. 

As an author, Jocelynne has specialised in law, feminism, and the investigation of the roles of women in history and modern society. Her books include Even in the Best of Homes – Violence in the Family; The Incredible Woman – Power and Sexual Politics.

In 1993, Jocelynne completed a national study of Australian sexual assault laws with recommendations and a draft bill for national uniform rape laws and wrote Wage Rage –Women’s Struggle for Wage Justice. 

She also has her own company, Artemis Publishing, and her publications range from crime novels to the stories of ordinary women leading extraordinary lives. 

Jocelynne is much admired across Australia for her fearless advocacy for women’s equity.