Election Funding and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication ‰ÛÓ Unions NSW v NSW

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 16:45
Western Australia

This seminar will explore the implications for legislation regulating political donations after the High Court‰Ûªs recent decision in Unions NSW v New South Wales [2019] HCA 1.

The case saw the Court unanimously strike down s 29(10) of the Electoral Funding Act 2018 (NSW) as impermissibly burdening the constitutionally protected implied freedom of political communication. Both the constitutional and electoral funding implications of the case will be explored during the seminar

Speakers: 

  • Dr Murray Wesson, Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School; 
  • Dr Martin Drum, Associate Professor, Politics and International Relations, University of Notre Dame

Chair: 

  • Cobey Taggart, Barrister, Murray Chambers

For further enquiries, please contact the AACL Chapter Convenor for WA, Sarah Murray: sarah.murray@uwa.edu.au