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

13 Jul 2016

Registrations now open for Book Forum: Soft Law and Public Authorities: Remedies and Reform

13 Jul 2016

George Williams' paper on Bryan Pape and his Legacy to the Law published by the Samuel Griffith Society

13 Jul 2016

Centre PhD student Harry Hobbs awarded a Lionel Murphy Postgraduate Scholarship

11 Jul 2016

George Williams writes on 'The solution? Stronger legal protections and greater political will' in the Law Society Journal (July 2016, Issue 24, pp. 26-33)

11 Jul 2016

'The British Bill of Rights Debate: Lessons from Australia'  by Alexander Williams and George Williams published in Public Law

4 Jul 2016

Congratulations to Centre Members Melissa Crouch, Paul Kildea and Nicola McGarrity for being promoted to Senior Lecturer at UNSW Law


March 2016

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Staff Common Room, Level 2, UNSW Law School
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law


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