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

27 Apr 2016

Harry Hobbs writes for the Guardian on the Uluru decision and Constitutional recognition

27 Apr 2016

Gabrielle Appleby, Sean Brennan, Shipra Chordia and Grant Hoole make a submission to the Senate Select Committee Inquiry on the Establishment of a National Integrity Commission

18 Apr 2016

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Citizenship Loss Board

13 Apr 2016

Tony Blackshield writes about the problems facing an evenly divided eight-member US Supreme Court in the wake of the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, launching a new series of Occasional Pieces on the Centre website

13 Apr 2016

Simon Halliday co-authors an article in Law and Policy on 'Legal Compliance in Street-Level Bureaucracy: A Study of UK Housing Officers'

11 Apr 2016

Socio-legal scholar Professor Simon Halliday joins the UNSW Law Faculty and the Centre. His research focuses primarily on the significance of law for public administration, particularly for the front-line delivery of public services


March 2016

Upcoming Events

Thursday, July 14, 2016
Law Faculty, UNSW
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law


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