Past Events

Friday, 25 September, 2020 - 13:00
South Australia

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites you to a seminar: 'Understanding Precautionary Detention: When the Logic of Precaution Spreads from Pandemics to Paedophiles'.

About this Event

Fiona McDonald Public Law Section, Crown Solicitor's Office reports on her post-graduate research in Europe

With introduction and commentary by Justice Chris Bleby Supreme Court of South Australia

Venue: Room 10.2, Level 10, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide (Flinders University Victoria Square)

Date: Friday 25 September 2020

Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please RSVP via Eventbrite . Numbes are strictly limited.

A video recording will be made available after the event.

Friday, 28 August, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:30

Our next online event is being held on Friday 28 August 2020, in collaboration with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre for Public Law at UNSW and IConS Aus-NZ. The event: "Trans-Tasman Reflections on COVID-19 and Public Law" brings together a panel of experts from Australia and New Zealand. The Webinar will be held: 1:00 ‰ÛÒ 2:30pm AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart) 3:00 ‰ÛÒ 4:30pm (New Zealand) 11:00 am ‰ÛÒ 12:30 pm (Perth) 12:30 ‰ÛÒ 2:00 pm (Adelaide, Darwin)

Thursday, 4 June, 2020 - 17:30 to 19:00
National
Join the Australian Association of Constitutional Law for a discussion on national security and the Constitution . Time: 5:30PM ‰ÛÒ 7:00PM AEST Date: Thursday, 4 June 2020 Register your attendance here for access to the online event.
Wednesday, 3 June, 2020 - 17:00 to 18:30
National

Join speakers Stephen Keim SC, Timothy Goodwin, Melia Benn and Dr Shireen Morris for a discussion of the recent case of Love v Commonwealth and whether the High Court achieved constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians by judicial interpretation of the Australian Constitution .

Time: 5:00PM ‰ÛÒ 6:30PM AEST

Date: Wednesday, 3 June 2020

Register your attendance here for access to the online event.

Tuesday, 10 March, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00
Western Australia

Please join the Western Australian Chapter for a public discussion between the Hon Robert French AC and Professor Stephen Ross on the recent UK Supreme Court's decision in R (Miller) v Prime Minister and Cherry v Advocate General of Scotland .

Time: Tuesday, 10 March, 5.30pm‰ÛÒ7.00pm

Venue: UWA Law Lecture Theatre

Tuesday, 3 March, 2020 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

Her Excellency the Hon Margaret Beazley AC QC will present an address on the constitutional issues arising out of Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v Commonwealth [2020] HCA 3. Peter Gerangelos, Professor of Constitutional Law, will also provide his insights into the case.

Place: Courtroom 1, Level 21, Law Courts Building, Queens Square

Thursday, 27 February, 2020 - 16:30 to 17:30
Queensland

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 Minister ; Cherry 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

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

Please register your attendance for this event.

Thursday, 12 December, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:00
Australian Capital Territory

Join Dr Ryan Goss, ANU Law Associate Professor, and Andrew Chapman, Senior General Counsel, Office of General Counsel at Australian Government Solicitor, as they discuss what the UK Supreme Court ruling means for Brexit.

Date: Thursday, 12 December 2019

Time: 6.00‰ÛÒ7.00pm

Place: Attorney-General‰Ûªs Department, Murrumbidgee Room, 3‰ÛÒ5 National Circuit, Barton

Please register your attendance for this event.

Wednesday, 11 December, 2019 - 16:15 to 18:15
South Australia

The AACL invites you to the ‰Û÷Constitutional CafÌ©‰Ûª for a feast of constitutional issues from 2019. H osted by guest Chef the Honourable Justice Kelly, with guest speakers including the Solicitor-General and the Crown Solicitor, the evening promises to cook up quite a storm.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date: Wednesday 11 December 2019

Time: 5:15pm for 5:30pm start

Speakers: 5:30 ‰ÛÒ 6:30pm

Drinks and nibbles to follow.

Location: The Courtyard, Level 16, GPO Exchange, 10 Franklin St

Please RSVP .

Tuesday, 10 December, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30
Victoria

In this CPD event, Dr Catherine Button QC and Dr Yee-Fui Ng will examine the situations in which private entities exercise public power or perform governmental functions and the complex public law issues concerning control and accountability that arise.

Chair: Peter Hanks QC, Victorian Bar

Speakers:

Dr Catherine Button QC, Victorian Bar Dr Yee-Fui Ng, Monash University

Date: Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Time: 5.30‰ÛÒ6.30pm

Place: Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East

Wednesday, 13 November, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:30
Queensland

AACL and UQ Law are pleased to be jointly hosting a public lecture on the interrelationship between Australian constitutional law and religious freedom to be held on 13 November 2019 at 5:30pm.

The address will be presented by the former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, the Hon Robert French AC, and entitled: A Beauty in the Eye of the Beholder: Religious Freedom and the Australian Constitution . The former Chief Justice‰Ûªs address will be followed by a commentary by the Hon Justice James Douglas of the Supreme Court of Queensland.

Tuesday, 12 November, 2019 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

This event is a special expert panel discussion of the recent decision of the United Kingdom Supreme Court in the Prorogation Case: R (Miller) v Prime Minister ; Cherry v Advocate-General for Scotland [2019] UKSC 41.

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.

Thursday, 31 October, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30
Queensland

Chair: Stephen Keim SC

Speakers:

Urgenda Foundation v The Netherlands ‰ÛÓ Dr Chris McGrath Juliana v United States ‰ÛÓ Kent Blore Speakers

Location: Gibbs Room, Ground Floor, Inns of Court, 107 North Quay, Brisbane City, Qld 4000.

Register here .

Tuesday, 22 October, 2019 - 11:00 to 12:00
South Australia

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites members and the public to a seminar, featuring Dr Chris Bleby SC (Solicitor-General for South Australia) and Kelly Scott (Public Law Section, Crown Solicitor's Office). Topics include the nature and operation of the implied freedom; its reach across federal and State legislative power; an essential roadmap to structured proportionality analysis.

Venue: Room 1, Level 1, 182 Victoria Square, Adelaide (Flinders University Victoria Square).

Date: Tuesday 22 October 2019.

Time: 12:00 noon to 1:00pm

RSVP via Eventbrite or to sachapter@aacl.asn.au .

Wednesday, 11 September, 2019 - 17:15 to 18:30
South Australia

A presentation by Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, University of Queensland, followed by a panel discussion featuring Michael Wait SC, Crown Solicitor for South Australia, Dr Anna Olijnyk, University of Adelaide and Stephen McDonald, Hanson Chambers.

Monday, 24 June, 2019 - 17:30 to 18:30
Victoria

CPD event: This seminar will examine the significant recent decisions in Clubb v Edwards; Preston v Avery [2019] HCA 11, in which the High Court upheld the validity of Victorian and Tasmanian laws creating safe access zones around premises at which abortions are provided. The speakers at this seminar will explain the decisions and explore their implications for the implied freedom of political communication.

Registration is essential. Please register your attendance at https://vicbar.formstack.com/forms/accl_cpd .

Thursday, 20 June, 2019 - 17:30 to 19:30
Queensland

Peter Dunning QC (speaker) and Professor Nicholas Aroney (commenter) will discuss the issues raised by Spence v Queensland as part of the Current Constitutional Controversies colloquium series.

Register at the following link .

Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 - 18:00 to 19:00
Western Australia

This seminar will examine two recent decisions on inconsistency between Commonwealth and State laws under s 109 of the Commonwealth Constitution: Williams v Wreck Bay Aboriginal Community Council [2019] HCA 4 and Work Health Authority v Outback Ballooning Pty Ltd [2019] HCA 2.

Wednesday, 3 April, 2019 - 17:00 to 18:00
Western Australia

The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law invites you to a twilight seminar at the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia.

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.

Thursday, 28 March, 2019 - 16:30 to 17:30
Queensland

In Owen v Menzies [2013] 2 Qd R 327, the Court of Appeal held that the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal is a ‰Û÷court‰Ûª for the purposes of Ch III of the Constitution. Recently, in Burns v Corbett (2018) 92 ALJR 423, the High Court held that State tribunals that are not courts cannot exercise judicial power in the kinds of matters listed in ss 75 and 76 of the Constitution (including, for example, matters between residents of different States). Since Burns , decisions in New South Wales and South Australia have found that their super-tribunals are not Ch III courts. In light of these developments, is QCAT still a court? And what does the fallout from Burns v Corbett mean for Queensland?

Thursday, 28 March, 2019 - 12:00 to 13:00
South Australia

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to present a public lecture by Joshua Thomson SC, Solicitor-General for Western Australia, on 'Techniques of Constitutional Interpretation through the Lens of Two Recent Section 44 Cases': Re Gallagher [2018] HCA 17; 92 ALJR 502 and Alley v Gillespie [2018] HCA 11; 92 ALJR 373.

Wednesday, 12 December, 2018 - 16:30 to 18:00
South Australia

It is that time of year again!

Please join the SA Chapter of the AACL on the red carpet to get all of the exclusives from those in the know at the 2018 end of year event - Constitution!

Join us after the exclusives for drinks and nibbles and see if you can snap that much wanted selfie with your favourite Constitutional celeb!

Tuesday, 24 October, 2017 - 12:00 to 13:00
South Australia

Professor Greg Taylor, University of Adelaide

The Commonwealth Constitution almost contained a ‰Û÷judicial incompatibility clause‰Ûª akin to the Kable principle. This seminar outlines the history of this clause, including the personal feud that led to it, and asks: what motivated the proponents and defenders of this clause? How did its opponents, colonial legislatures and the public at large view this proposal? Why was it finally deleted? And what, if anything, does this episode say about the legitimacy of today‰Ûªs doctrines protecting judicial power?

Tuesday, 30 August, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:15
Western Australia

Keynote address : Mr Ben Wyatt MLA (Member for Victoria Park; Shadow Treasurer & Shadow Minister for Aboriginal Affairs and Native Title)

Commentator : Dylan Lino (Lecturer, UWA Law School)

This seminar will explore the passage of the Constitution Amendment (Recognition of Aboriginal People) Act 2015

Wednesday, 29 June, 2016 - 18:00 to 19:15
Western Australia

The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with the Electoral Regulation Research Network and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law will be hosting the following twilight seminar: The Federal Election Away from the Politics ‰ÛÒ the Legal Issues WEDNESDAY 29 JUNE 2016 6.00PM ‰ÛÒ 7.15PM

Monday, 2 May, 2016 - 00:00 to Tuesday, 3 May, 2016 - 00:00

Please click here for full details.

Tuesday, 20 October, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00

Tue 20/10/2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Speaker:

Dr Harshan Kumarasingham

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All of the Asian States that emerged from British control in varying degrees took key

Thursday, 20 August, 2015 - 17:30 to 19:30

The TC Beirne School of Law and the Federal Court

Friday, 7 August, 2015 - 13:00 to 14:00

Fri 07/08/2015

Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

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Speaker:

The Hon. Justice Daphne Barak-Erez and the Hon. Justice Kenneth Hayne AC QC

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Venue:

Room 920, Level 9, Melbourne Law School

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Thursday, 23 July, 2015 - 16:00 to Friday, 24 July, 2015 - 17:30
Victoria

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Speakers:

The Hon. Justice Kenneth Hayne AC, the Hon. Justice John Griffiths, Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, Professor Jeremy Gans , the Hon. Justice John Basten, Professor Michael Crommelin AO, Professor Simon Evans, Mr David Heaton, Professor Rosalind Dixon, Associate Professor Benjamin Berger, the Hon.

Friday, 10 July, 2015 - 09:00 to Saturday, 11 July, 2015 - 17:00
The TC Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland, together with the Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law, is proud to host the conference Judicial Independence in Australia: Contemporary Challenges, Future Directions to be held at the University of Queensland on 10-11 July 2015. The conference is
Tuesday, 26 May, 2015 - 18:00 to 19:45
Victoria

Speaker: the Hon Justice S J Gageler, Justice of the High Court of Australia

Topic: Lord Bryce and the Australian Constitution

About the Speaker:

Justice Gageler was appointed to the High Court in October 2012. Prior to his appointment he was the Commonwealth Solicitor-General.

Wednesday, 13 May, 2015 - 18:00 to 19:00

Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with the Australian Association of Constitutional Law will host a twilight seminar:

Recent High Court Cases: CPCF and Tajjour

WEDNESDAY 13 MAY 2015

6pm‰ÛÒ 7pm

Friday, 8 May, 2015 - 12:51

INDIGENOUS CONSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION SEMINAR: 12 MAY 2015

Professor Anne Twomey (Sydney Law School) will deliver a paper entitled: Indigenous Constitutional Recognition ‰ÛÓ The Constitutional Challenges Underlying the Development of Referendum Proposals :

While the public debate on the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres

Friday, 17 April, 2015 - 17:30 to 19:00
Dear The Australian Association of Women Judges, together with The University of Queensland‰Ûªs TC Beirne School of Law, is proud to host the Lecture in the Occasional Lecture Series: Surrogacy - whose rights are we concerned with ? This lecture will feature keynote speaker, the Honourable Diana Bryant AO QC,
Tuesday, 17 March, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria
Speaker:

Professor Terence Daintith

Description:

Please note that registrations are essential. To register, please click on the flyer below.

Venue:

Room 605, Level 6, Melbourne Law School

Address:

185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

Admission:

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Friday, 13 March, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria

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Registrations are essential. Register to attend by clicking here .

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Venue:

Room 609, Level 6

Address:

Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton

Contact Person:

Kathryn Taylor

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Tuesday, 10 March, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria
Speaker:

Associate Professor Ridwanul Hoque

Description:

Please note that registrations are essential. To register, please click on the flyer below.

Venue:

Room 608, Level 6

Address:

Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham Street, Carlton VIC 3053

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Friday, 20 February, 2015 - 08:15 to 16:45
Victoria

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Dr Dan Meagher

Sarah Miocic

Tuesday, 17 February, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria

Please note that registrations are essential. To register, please click on the flyer below.

Venue:

Theatre 109, Level 1

Address:

Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC 3053

Admission:

Online registration required

Contact Details:

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Thursday, 12 February, 2015 - 23:00
New South Wales

2015 CONSTITUTIONAL LAW CONFERENCE AND DINNER

A major conference on constitutional law, the fourteenth in a series, will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 13 February 2015. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law with the

Thursday, 12 February, 2015 - 17:00 to 18:45
New South Wales
Sir Anthony Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law

12 February 2015

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Speaker: The Hon Justice S J Gageler

Topic: Lord Bryce and the Australian Constitution

About the

Thursday, 22 January, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria

Presenter: David Heaton (MPhil candidate, University of Oxford)

Chair: Professor Simon Evans, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) (University of Melbourne)

Commentators: Kathleen Foley (Victorian Bar); Nick Wood (Victorian Bar)

Venue: Neil McPhee Room, Level 1, Owen Dixon Chambers East, 205 William Street, Melbourne

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

This annual seminar will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in several overseas jurisdictions that are of key interest to Australian constitutional lawyers. Experts from each jurisdiction will report on three of four major constitutional cases argued or decided over the last year; changes in the composition and politics

Tuesday, 9 December, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

This annual seminar will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in several overseas jurisdictions that are of key interest to Australian constitutional lawyers. Experts from each jurisdiction will report on three of four major constitutional cases argued or decided over the last year; changes in the composition

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
Victoria

Registrations are esstential. To register, please click on the flyer below:

Tuesday, 18 November, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
Victoria

Registrations are esstential. To register, please click on the flyer below:

Venue:

Theatre G08, Ground Floor

Address:

Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC 3053

Admission:

Online registration required

Contact Person:

Jean Goh

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Wednesday, 5 November, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

Paper presented by Mr Brendan Lim (Wentworth Chambers)

In accordance with the "principle of legality" or "clear statement principle", courts will not construe statutes to abrogate certain common law rights unless very clear words require them to do so. Why? Is it because of fidelity to legislative intention? Is

Wednesday, 5 November, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

Paper presented by Mr Brendan Lim (Visiting Fellow, UNSW Law School)

In accordance with the "principle of legality" or "clear statement principle", courts will not construe statutes to abrogate certain common law rights unless very clear words require them to do so. Why? Is it because of fidelity to

Friday, 24 October, 2014 - 12:15 to 12:45
Australian Capital Territory

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Venue for the meeting is:

ANU Public Law Weekend

Conference Theatre

The National Library of Australia, Parkes Place West .

To download the meeting documents, please click on the following:

Thursday, 18 September, 2014 - 17:30 to 19:30
Victoria

The revelations by former NSA and CIA contractor Edward Snowden have brought into public attention the methods and scope of electronic mass surveillance by the United States and other states. While some technology experts and even lawyers have drawn the conclusion that the right to privacy is ‰Û÷dead‰Ûª, or that

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales

Paper presented by Professor Jeremy Gans (Melbourne Law School):

Last year, Dr Gabrielle Appleby examined the past, present and future of state law and order regimes and concluded that the High Court‰Ûªs Kable doctrine may have killed off State experiments in criminal justice in favour of constitutionally ‰Û÷safe‰Ûª court‰ÛÒbased

Tuesday, 9 September, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

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Registrations are essential.

Register to attend by clicking here .

Download a copy of the flyer here .

Venue:

Room 608

Address:

Melbourne Law School 185 Pelham Street Carlton VIC 3053

Contact Person:

Tessa Shaw

Thursday, 4 September, 2014 - 17:30 to 19:30
Victoria

‰ÛÏ Book Launch and Evening Seminar - Constitutionalising Asia: Asian Constitutionalism or Constitutionalism in Asia? ‰Û

On Thursday 4 September 2014, The Honourable Justice Susan Kenny of the Federal Court of Australia will launch Professor Yeh‰Ûªs latest jointly edited publication, Constitutionalism

Tuesday, 5 August, 2014 - 17:45 to 19:00
Victoria

You are invited to attend a seminar about 'Commonwealth spending power‰Ûª.

Chair: Professor Cheryl Saunders AO (Laureate Professor, University of Melbourne).

Main Speaker: Mr Nick Wood (member of the Victorian Bar).

Commentators: Professor Michael Crommelin AO (Zelman Cowan Professor of Law, University of Melbourne)

Tuesday, 1 July, 2014 - 12:30 to 14:00
Australian Capital Territory

Lunchtime Seminar

Indigenous Recognition in the Constitution

Professor Megan Davis and Henry Burmester AO QC

In January 2012 the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians presented its report Recognising Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples in the Constitution

Tuesday, 24 June, 2014 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria
Speaker:

Dr Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu

Description:

Constitutional reform is one of the challenges with which Sri Lanka now needs to grapple in moving from a post-war to a post-conflict situation. It is a necessary, although by no means sufficient, condition for reconciliation and durable peace. It could also assist to

Thursday, 1 May, 2014 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales

Panel On The Unions Of Nsw Political Finance Case

In Unions of NSW v NSW [2013] HCA 58, the High Court found two sections of the Election Funding, Expenditure and Disclosures Act 1981 (NSW) invalid for impermissibly burdening the freedom of political communication implied by the Australian Constitution

Wednesday, 26 March, 2014 - 07:30 to Thursday, 27 March, 2014 - 16:00
Victoria

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Online registrations are required for the Zelman Cowen Conference and Public Lecture.

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Please note that if

Wednesday, 19 March, 2014 - 16:30 to 18:00
Queensland
The Territory of Marriage: Constitutional law, marriage law and family policy in the ACT Same Sex Marriage Case Date & Time: Wednesday 19 March 2014, 5.30pm to 7.00pm Location: Library Conference Room, Level 12, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law, 415 George Street, Brisbane Topic:

In Commonwealth v Australian Capital

Thursday, 13 March, 2014 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invites you the seminar presented by Professor David Sloss (Director, Center for Global Law and Policy, Santa Clara University School of Law, United States of America).

Please note that registrations are essential. To register, please click on the flyer below:

Friday, 28 February, 2014 - 23:00 to Tuesday, 30 December, 2014 - 23:00
Queensland

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Contemporary Constitutional Controversies is a high-profile colloquium series dedicated to timely and incisive discussion of the most important constitutional cases decided by the High Court of Australia each year.

The series, presented by UQ‰Ûªs TC Beirne School of Law and the Supreme

Thursday, 13 February, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
New South Wales

Presented by: Professor Fiona Wheeler

Chair: Professor Peter Gerangelos

ABOUT THE LECTURE

The late George Winterton, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Sydney, published ‰Û÷Judges as Royal Commissioners‰Ûª in the University of New South Wales Law Journal in 1987.

Thursday, 13 February, 2014 - 17:00 to 18:30
New South Wales

The George Winterton Memorial Lecture 2014, delivered by Professor Fiona Wheeler (ANU College of Law):

The late George Winterton, published ‰Û÷Judges as Royal Commissioners‰Ûª in 1987. In this paper, he claimed there was ‰Û÷overwhelming‰Ûª justification for the view ‰Û÷that judges should generally decline to undertake extra-judicial governmental

Tuesday, 10 December, 2013 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

This annual seminar will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in three jurisdictions ‰ÛÒ the United States, Canada and New Zealand‰ÛÒ that are of key interest to Australian constitutional lawyers. Experts from each jurisdiction will report on three of four major constitutional cases argued or decided over the last

Thursday, 28 November, 2013 - 15:45 to 16:00
New South Wales

Members are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting.

Venue for the meeting is:

NSW Bar Association Common Room

Basement Level, Selborne Chambers

174 Phillip Street Sydney NSW 2000

To download meeting documents, please click on the following:

Friday, 8 November, 2013 - 16:45 to 18:00
Victoria

With the recent development of the law about Chapter III of the Constitution, Associate Professor James Stellios examines the Centralisation of Judicial Power in Australia.

Wednesday, 23 October, 2013 - 16:30 to 17:30
New South Wales

Paper presented by Dr Gabrielle Appleby (Adelaide Law School):

One of the key bastions of State jurisdiction in the Federation remains law and order. However, like the States‰Ûª legislative competence, this arena has come under increasing threat of harmonisation and unification by the High Court. Through the Kable

Friday, 11 October, 2013 - 13:00 to Saturday, 12 October, 2013 - 12:00
Victoria

RE: Cancellation of "ICJ Victorian Branch & CCCS Conference 2013: Human Rights and Democracy: Past Their Use-By Dates? "

We advise that we have regretfully decided to cancel this conference due to less than expected registrations. However the topics are far too important to abandon, and we

Thursday, 26 September, 2013 - 14:00 to 15:00
Victoria

As understood in orthodox liberal constitutional theory, the main goal of modern constitutional law is to limit state power. In this presentation, Associate Professor Ramraj will explain why this understanding of constitutionalism is flawed and what we could do to rehabilitate it. Associate Professor Ramraj‰Ûªs basic claim, which draws on

Tuesday, 10 September, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria
You are invited to attend a public seminar on the High Court's decision in Fortescue Metals Group Limited v The Commonwealth [2013] HCA 34 .

Speaker: Professor Michael Crommelin AO (Zelman Cowen Professor of Law, University of Melbourne)

Commentators: Dr Gavan Griffith AO QC (Owen Dixon Chambers,

Thursday, 29 August, 2013 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales
Distinguished Speakers Program: Professor Alec Stone Sweet

29 August 2013

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___________________________________________________________ A Cosmopolitan Legal Order: Constitutional Pluralism and Rights Adjudication in Europe

The European Convention on Human Rights is rapidly evolving into a cosmopolitan legal order: a transnational legal system in

Tuesday, 27 August, 2013 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

Bills of rights in New Zealand, the United Kingdom and Australia have adapted and incorporated a bold idea that first originated in the 1960 Canadian Bill of Rights: the idea of conceiving a bill of rights as an instrument to alter the norms of legislative decision-making, by creating a new

Thursday, 22 August, 2013 - 09:00 to 17:30
Australian Capital Territory

The ANU, in association with the Commonwealth Attorney-General's Department, will be running a symposium to mark the 30th anniversary of the Tasmania Dam Case.

Here is the link to our program. http://law.anu.edu.au/conferences/tasmaniadamcase

Registrations for the event will open on 24/06/2013

Thursday, 15 August, 2013 - 17:30
New South Wales

Paper presented by Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Monash University)

In a review of Brian Galligan‰Ûªs Politics of the High Court (UQP, 1987), published as ‰Û÷Realism About the High Court‰Ûª (1988) 18 Federal Law Review 27, I was very critical of his thesis that the High Court routinely used a

Monday, 22 July, 2013 - 17:30 to 18:30
New South Wales

Paper presented by Professor Lorne Sossin (Dean, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto):

Professor Sossin is an acknowledged authority on the scope of prerogative powers and the role of the courts in overseeing their limits. He is the author of the leading text, Boundaries of Judicial

Thursday, 27 June, 2013 - 17:45 to 19:00
Victoria
AACL Victorian Seminar Series: 'What is the relevance of Williams and Plaintiff M61 for the exercise of State executive power?'

Thursday, 27 June 2013, 5:45pm - 7:00pm

You are invited to attend a seminar on State executive power.

Speaker: Ms Kathleen Foley (Ninian Stephen Chambers, Victorian

Wednesday, 8 May, 2013 - 17:30
New South Wales

Paper presented by Professor Suri Ratnapala and Dr Jonathon Crowe (University of Queensland)

The High Court has long struggled with the constitutional status of military tribunals established to hear disciplinary charges against service personnel. The Court‰Ûªs judgments reveal three distinct theories on this issue. The first view holds

Wednesday, 6 February, 2013 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

Paper presented by Professor Helen Irving (Sydney Law School):

Among the many issues facing the High Court in Momcilovic v The Queen [2011] HCA 34, was the constitutional validity of ‰Û÷declarations of inconsistent interpretation‰Ûª made under section 36 of the Charter of Human Rights and Responsibilities Act 2006 (Vic)

Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 16:45 to 18:00
Victoria

Speakers: Professor Anne Twomey (Professor of Constitutional Law, Sydney Law School)

Commentators: Mr Peter Hanks QC (Joan Rosanove Chambers, Victorian Bar), Dr John Waugh (Senior Fellow, Melbourne Law School)

Chair: Professor Adrienne Stone (Director, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, University of Melbourne)

Venue:

Thursday, 29 November, 2012 - 16:30 to 16:45
Victoria

Venue for the meeting is: Court 6A, Level 6, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts

To download meeting documents, please click on the following:

AGM Agenda

Draft Minutes from 14/09/2011 AGM

Council's Report

Treasurer's Report

Auditor's Report

State

Thursday, 22 November, 2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
Victoria

Widespread disenchantment suggests that public engagement with the political process is at its lowest ebb in decades. Lindsay Tanner has written extensively on the corrosive impact of entertainment media and political manipulation on our democratic process. He offers deep insights and thoughtful suggestions for reviving political engagement in Australia.

Monday, 8 October, 2012 - 12:00 to 13:00
Victoria

Sri Lanka has both geographically concentrated and dispersed minorities. The majority Sinhalese are a minority in two Provinces. Reluctance to accommodate the minorities in State power and discrimination led to demands for federalism and finally to separatist violence. Sinhala and Tamil extremism aggravated the crisis. While Tamil separatists have been

Thursday, 13 September, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales

Federalism, both in the USA and Australia, limits but also encourages the development of domestic arbitration law. It has already been suggested that Chapter III of the Commonwealth Constitution may influence the structure of the arbitral process: PMT Partners Pty Ltd v Australian National Parks (1995) 184 CLR 301, 320‰ÛÒ321.

Thursday, 6 September, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invites you to attend the launch of Professor Carolyn Evans‰Ûª book Legal Protection of Religious Freedom in Australi a. The book will be launched at Melbourne Law School by Father Frank Brennan of Australian Catholic University.

Copies of the book will be available

Friday, 31 August, 2012 - 12:30 to 14:00
Australian Capital Territory

Tuesday, 28 August, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria

A public seminar examining Williams v Commonwealth of Australia [2012] HCA 23, jointly supported by the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law

Speakers: Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM (Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Adelaide and Professorial Fellow in Law, University of Melbourne)

Tuesday, 21 August, 2012 - 18:30 to 19:30
Australian Capital Territory

The Centre for International and Public Law, ANU college of Law presents:

Thursday, 16 August, 2012 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invites you the CCCS seminar series presented by Professor Michel Rosenfeld (Cardozo School of Law, New York)

Please click on the flyer to be register. Please note that registrations are essential.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Thank

Monday, 13 August, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales

This paper will focus on the forthcoming decision of the High Court in Williams v Commonwealth (S307/2010): [2011] HCATrans 198 ‰ÛÒ200. The decision is expected to traverse the nature of the Commonwealth's executive power (s 61), the appropriation powers (ss 54, 81 and 83), the corporations power (s 51(xx)), the

Thursday, 9 August, 2012 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies invites you the CCCS seminar series presented by Professors Rosalind Dixon (Law, UNSW) and Vicki Jackson (Harvard Law School).

Please click on the flyer to register. Please note that registrations are essential.

We look forward to seeing you at the seminar.

Thursday, 19 July, 2012 - 18:30 to Saturday, 21 July, 2012 - 13:00
Victoria

CCCS Conference registrations are now closed.

Thursday, 7 June, 2012 - 17:30
Victoria

This paper focuses on the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011 (Cth) and its possible consequences for judicial (rights) interpretation at common law, in particular the principle of legality and the principle that legislation should be construed to be consistent with international law. In the aftermath of Momcilovic, the paper

Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

The 2012 American presidential election has already seen an explosion not just in the amount of money being spent, but in the sources of that money and the new organizational forms that are quickly becoming dominant players in the electoral process. In particular, newly emergent organizations outside the formal political

Tuesday, 15 May, 2012 - 17:30
Victoria

Models of democracy are hardly separable from models of constitutionalism. The model of democracy that a person embraces determines to a great extent the model of constitutionalism that she will adhere to. In the 1990s, there was widespread consensus throughout Latin America as to the virtues of liberal democracy and

Thursday, 26 April, 2012 - 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria

Speakers: Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy (Professor of Law, Monash University) and Dr Patrick Emerton (Lecturer, Monash University)

Chair: The Hon Justice Kenny (Federal Court of Australia)

Venue: Court 8A, Level 8, Owen Dixon Commonwealth Law Courts

Address: 305 Williams Street, Melbourne 3000, VIC.

Monday, 5 March, 2012 - 16:30 to 18:00
New South Wales

Most Australian judges are remunerated through a package of benefits that includes salary during their years of judicial service, a judicial pension paid during their years of retirement, and a spousal pension paid to a judge‰Ûªs surviving spouse until the spouse‰Ûªs death. These non-contributory pensions are calculated as a proportion

Friday, 17 February, 2012 - 07:30 to 16:00
New South Wales

2012 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

A major conference on constitutional law, the eleventh in a series, will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 17 February 2012. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law with the

Tuesday, 15 November, 2011 - 17:00 to 18:00
Western Australia

Presented by the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia and the University of Western Australia Law School

Speaker: Professor A J Brown, John F Kearney Professor of Public Law, Griffith University

Chair: Professor Bruce Stone,

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

Steven Price

Monday, 31 October, 2011 - 16:30 to 17:30
New South Wales

Dr Melissa Perry QC, Sixth Floor Selborne Wentworth Chambers

Mr Jonathon Redwood, Banco Chambers

Friday, 21 October, 2011 - 16:30 to 18:00
Victoria

Chair: Ms Debbie Mortimer SC (Victorian Bar)

Speakers: Assistant Professor Rosalind Dixon (University of Chicago Law School); Associate Professor Jeremy Gans (Melbourne Law School); and Mr Richard M Niall SC (Victorian Bar)

RSVP by 19 October 2011 to vicconvenor@aacl.asn.au . The forum is open to the

Wednesday, 12 October, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:00
Victoria

The Right Hon. Malcolm Fraser AC, CH; Professor Cheryl Saunders AO; Mark McMillan

Tuesday, 11 October, 2011 - 17:30 to 18:30
Victoria

The Hon Fred Chaney AO

Monday, 3 October, 2011 - 17:00 to 18:00
Western Australia
Professor John Williams, Dean of Law, University of Adelaide

'Swelling the ranks of the peripatetic unemployed': The first decade of the High Court of Australia

Theme: 'The judicial power of the commonwealth shall be vested in a Federal Supreme Court, to be called the High Court of Australia'.

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 17:30 to 19:00
New South Wales

Professor Adrienne Stone, Melbourne Law School

Wednesday, 14 September, 2011 - 17:30 to 17:45
New South Wales

Venue for the meeting is: Court 18A, Federal Court, Queens Square, Sydney NSW.

Meeting agenda

Members of the Association are invited to attend a seminar following the Annual General Meeting:

'Insult and Emotion, Calumny and Invective': The Constitutional Protection of Incivility in Political Communication

Friday, 9 September, 2011 - 09:00 to Saturday, 10 September, 2011 - 17:00
Australian Capital Territory

On the weekend marking the 10th Anniversary since the events of September 11, 2011 this is an opportunity to reflect upon the state of Public law, 10 years on.

The Public law weekend is a great opportunity for academics and practitioners of Public law, throughout the country, to gather

Tuesday, 6 September, 2011 - 17:30 to 18:30
South Australia

The Hon John Rau MP, Deputy Premier , and Professor John Williams, Dean of Law, University of Adelaide

Wednesday, 31 August, 2011 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

Robert Li, Peking University

Friday, 26 August, 2011 - 13:00 to 14:00
Victoria

A/Prof James Stellios, ANU College of Law

Friday, 29 July, 2011 - 09:00 to Sunday, 31 July, 2011 - 17:00
Queensland

Conference Theme: Natural Law and Legal Obligation

Keynote Speakers: Michael Detmold, University of Adelaide, Kenneth Einar Himma, Seattle Pacific University, Fred D. Miller, Bowling Green State University, Mark C. Murphy, Georgetown University

The conference includes a book symposium devoted

Friday, 15 July, 2011 - 09:00 to Saturday, 16 July, 2011 - 16:00
Victoria

The Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School and the International Centre for Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young Law School are pleased to invite you to an international conference on Law and Religion: Legal Regulation of Religious Groups, Organisations and Communities.

Thursday, 14 July, 2011 - 18:30 to 19:30
Victoria

Speaker: Professor John Witte Jr, Emory University

In the recent national debate over Bills of Rights many religious groups argued that religious freedom would be threatened by formal rights protection. In this public lecture, Professor John Witte will argue that the American experiences demonstrates

Saturday, 2 July, 2011 - 10:00 to Sunday, 3 July, 2011 - 17:00
Western Australia

In the 21st Century, how does and how should Australian federalism operate? What are its new dimensions, benefits and problems?‰Û¬‰Û¬This conference, which will occur more than 100 years after the signing of the Proclamation inexorably leading to the 1 January 1901 commencement of the Commonwealth Constitution ‰ÛÓ provides