Sandra Hale

Sandra Hale

Position:Immediate Past President


Sandra Hale is a Fellow of AUSIT and Professor of Interpreting and Translation at the University of New South Wales. She joined AUSIT in 1987 as a student of the Bachelor of Arts in Interpreting and Translation at the old Macarthur Institute of Advanced Education. After completing her BA, she went back to her native Argentina to complete further tertiary studies in Translation. Her other qualifications include a Diploma of Education in Spanish and Italian from UWS, a Master of Applied Linguistics and a PhD in Linguistics (thesis on court interpreting) from Macquarie University and a Doctorate Honoris Causa from the University of Antwerp. She has NAATI professional accreditation in Translation and Interpreting, as well as Conference Interpreter accreditation. She has practised as a translator and interpreter in community and international settings, and continues to practise on a casual basis. For the past twenty years, she’s been involved in the training of interpreters and translators, in researching different aspects of interpreting and translation, with an emphasis on court interpreting and in educating interpreting service users, especially the judiciary, and trying to improve interpreters’ working conditions.

Submission form

for court interpreters to report incidents or issues that occur in court interpreting assignments.

Purpose and function of this information submission form.

This form enables you to report issues or problems that you encounter in the course of court interpreting assignments. These issues and problems will be collected by AUSIT to report to the JCCD (the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity) to monitor the implementation of the Recommended National Standards. The reporting of these issues and problems enables AUSIT to work with the JCCD to suggest steps to address these issues and to avoid the repetition of these problems in the future.

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