The Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law in the Faculty of Law plays a prominent, independent role in public debate on issues vital to Australia's future including Charters of Rights, federal reform, reconciliation and native title, refugees and migration law and the challenges of responding to terrorism. The Centre is a focal point for research and discussion of these and other questions of public law for the academic, professional and wider community. The Centre's Members, Postgraduate Students and Visitors seek to actively engage with government, the legal profession and broader community through research, teaching, media and consultancy work and events including conferences and seminars.

Latest news

4 Jan 2017

Gabrielle Appleby, Sean Brennan, Ros Dixon and Gemma McKinnon make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on Freedom of Speech in Australia Inquiry

4 Jan 2017

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on constitutional reform

19 Dec 2016

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on expats voting

14 Dec 2016

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

14 Dec 2016

George Williams makes a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights on Inquiry into the Freedom of Speech in Australia 

7 Dec 2016

Sean Brennan publishes a chapter on Constitutional Amendment and the Issue of Trust in Constitutional Recognition of First Peoples in Australia, a new collection edited by Simon Young, Jennifer Nielsen and Jeremy Patrick and published by Federation Press

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December 2016

Upcoming Events

Thursday, February 16, 2017
Tyree Energy Technologies Building and Law Building, UNSW Kensington Campus
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide
Friday, February 17, 2017
Art Gallery of New South Wales
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Click here to access AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog, a collaborative blogging project bringing readers expert commentary and analysis on recent cases and legislative change as well as updates on the latest research and scholarship in Australian public law. Proudly hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

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Papers

Click here to see a selection of conference papers from the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law

Webcasts

Click here to see a selection of past webcasts including the 2016 Constitutional Law Conference