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

24 Aug 2015

Gabrielle Appleby writes with Heather Rogers (ANU) for The Conversation on Dyson Heydon as a ‘black letter’ judge

24 Aug 2015

Tamara Tulich (UWA) blogs on AUSPUBLAW about how preventative justice scholarship can illuminate the issue of safeguards in national security law

24 Aug 2015

Doctoral candidate Robert Woods writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the relevance of legalism to debates over Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon

24 Aug 2015

2014 High Court Statistics by Andrew Lynch and George Williams now available in vol 38 the University of New South Wales Law Journal

17 Aug 2015

Recent posts on the AUSPUBLAW blog: Politicians as Judges by Douglas McDonald; Social Media and the Courts by Alysia Blackham and George Williams; and the monthly Public Law Events Roundup

17 Aug 2015

Andrew Lynch writes for the Conversation on how Australia fares in a major study of judicial appointments systems throughout the Commonwealth


July 2015


Click here to access AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog, a collaborative blogging project bringing readers expert commentary and analysis on recent cases and legislative change as well as updates on the latest research and scholarship in Australian public law. Proudly hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

Upcoming Events

Thursday, October 1, 2015
Law Courts Buildinig, 184 Phillip Street, Sydney
UNSW Law, the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and Rule of Law Institute of Australia


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 2015 Constitutional Law Conference