The Case of Prorogations: Brexit and judicial review of advice to the Queen

Thursday, 27 February 2020 - 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Please join the AACL for an expert panel discussion of the recent decision of the UK Supreme Court in Miller [No 2] (R (Miller) v Prime MinisterCherry v Advocate-General for Scotland [2019] UKSC 41; [2019] 3 WLR 589). With the Brexit deadline looming late last year, the UK Supreme Court broke new ground by concluding that it could review the Prime Minister's advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament. Is it a "one off" or merely the first example?

Catch up on the decision, its significance, and possible implications for judicial review of prorogations and other exercises of non-statutory executive power in Australia.

Speakers:

  • Neil Laurie, Clerk of the Parliament
  • Sandy Thompson, Solicitor-General for Queensland
  • Tony Keyes, Queensland Parliamentary Counsel

 

 

Date: Thursday, 27 February 2020

Time: 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm AEST

Place: Legislative Council Chamber, Parliament House, 2A George St, Brisbane City

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