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.

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5 Sep 2019

Lead by Paul Kildea, and with significant contributions from Harry Hobbs, the Australian Electoral Law Library was recently launched on AustLII. The Library includes digital copies of hundreds of court and tribunal decisions on electoral matters across Commonwealth, State and Territory jurisdictions. It also covers legislation and academic scholarship. 

30 May 2019

The call for abstracts for the 2019 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law is now open until 31 July 2019.

18 Apr 2019

Associate Professor Melissa Crouch suggests that the Australia Indonesia free trade agreement presents an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries. But is Australia really ready? A step in the right direction, says Crouch, would be for the Australian Government to ramp up its support for Indonesian language studies in Australia. Click here for the full article

19 Mar 2019

Dr Nicola McGarrity (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Jessie Blackbourn) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019. 

19 Mar 2019

Dr Nicola McGarrity and Professor George Williams (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Tamara Tulich) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.  

7 Mar 2019

Centre Member Melissa Crouch comments on rallies recently held in Myanmar over demands by pro-democracy actors to amend the Constitution

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