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

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

5 Dec 2016

2017 Constitutional Law Conference Brochures now available

5 Dec 2016

Melissa Crouch quoted in an article by Jewel Topsfield in the SMH in relation to the rallies in Jakarta calling for the arrest of the Governor of Jakarta

5 Dec 2016

Melissa Crouch writes for the Policy Forum that a mass rally by Islamists in Jakarta calling for the arrest of the Governor of Jakarta is an example of Islamist rule by law in Indonesia

30 Nov 2016

Melissa Crouch (with Theunis Roux of UNSW Law) organise a major workshop on the Role and Responsibilities of the Constitutional Tribunal in Comparative Perspective with the Myanmar Constitutional Tribunal in Naypyidaw - as reported on state television, and in the New Light of Myanmar (Burmese Version)

30 Nov 2016

Melissa Crouch writes in Myanma Alin (New Light of Myanmar, the Burmese version), on ‘Workshop on the Role and Responsibilities of the Constitutional Tribunal in Comparative Perspective’

Newsletters

No 2 2016

Upcoming Events

Monday, December 12, 2016
Federal Court of Australia, Courtroom 18B
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, the AACL and the US Studies Centre, University of Sydney
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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