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

22 Apr 2015

Andrew Lynch discusses the High Court judicial appointments on Radio National’s ‘The Law Report’

20 Apr 2015

Extract from Everything You Need to Know about the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians published in the Sydney Morning Herald

20 Apr 2015

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on counterterrorism laws and radicalisation

13 Apr 2015

Andrew Lynch writes for Inside Story reflecting on the lessons for judicial appointment illustrated by the case of Queensland’s Chief Justice Carmody

8 Apr 2015

Podcast of Law Reform in Myanmar Beyond 2015 launch now available

8 Apr 2015

Keiran Hardy and George Williams make a submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on Inquiry into section 35P of the ASIO Act


March 2015

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Faculty of Law, UNSW
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law


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


Click here to see a selection of past webcasts including the 2014 Constitutional Law Conference