CCCS Seminar: Valerie Morse v The Police [2011] NZSC 45 (6 May 2011); SC 10/2010

Tuesday, 8 November, 2011 - 12:00 to 13:00

Steven Price is a New Zealand barrister specialising in media law.  He is also a lecturer in media law and privacy at Victoria University of Wellington. He is the author of Media Minefield, a book about media regulation in New Zealand, and writes a blog called MediaLawJournal.

Last year, he acted for Valerie Morse in a successful Supreme Court appeal against her conviction for offensive behaviour for burning a New Zealand flag at an Anzac Day dawn ceremony. The case was the latest to grapple with the thorny questions about how Bill of Rights guarantees affect the interpretation and application of general statute law. Steven will discuss the background to the case, its resolution and its place in the burgeoning international jurisprudence on protest speech.

Venue: Room 831, Melbourne Law School