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Events

Upcoming Events

Events
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Please join us for a free, online seminar organised by the WA chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, exploring the ongoing repercussions of the High Court’s decision in NZYQ v Minister of Immigration [2023] HCA 37; that indefinite...

Past Events

Events
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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...

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Sir Anthony Mason Lecture in Constitutional Law 12 February 2015 BOOKED OUT: Please email to be placed on the waiting list. _______________________________________________________________ Speaker: The Hon Justice S J Gageler Topic: Lord Bryce and the Australian Constitution About the Speaker Stephen...

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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...

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

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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's Kable doctrine may have killed off State experiments...

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Book Launch and Evening Seminar — Constitutionalising Asia: Asian Constitutionalism or Constitutionalism in Asia? On Thursday 4 September 2014, The Honourable Justice Susan Kenny of the Federal Court of Australia will launch Professor Yeh's latest jointly edited publication, Constitutionalism in...

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

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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...

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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...

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This annual seminar will provide an outline of recent constitutional developments in three jurisdictions — the United States, Canada and New Zealand — that are of key interest to Australian constitutional lawyers. Experts from each jurisdiction will report on three...

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You are invited to attend a seminar about 'The Centralisation of Judicial Power'. Speaker: James Stellios (Associae Professor, ANU College of Law). Commentators: Kristen Walker (Associate Professor, University of Melbourne; and of the Victorian Bar); and Charles Parkinson (of the...

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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...

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's judgments reveal three distinct...

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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 "declarations of inconsistent interpretation" made under section 36 of the...

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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...

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

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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).

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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...

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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's surviving spouse until the...

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The Prime Minister has convened an Expert Panel to lead broad consultations on the question of the constitutional recognition of indigenous people. The Expert Panel will report to Government in December 2011 and a constitutional referendum may follow. In this...