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

29 Jun 2015

The latest post on AUSPUBLAW - The Australian Public Law Blog by Peta Stephenson ‘Commonwealth spending: from school chaplains to offshore detention

29 Jun 2015

The first of a monthly post on AUSPUBLAW - The Australian Public Law Blog about upcoming Public Law events

29 Jun 2015

Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on the need to break the impasse on constitutional recognition

25 Jun 2015

George Williams’ Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture on The Legal Assault on Australian Democracy now available online

25 Jun 2015

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on flawed citizenship laws

22 Jun 2015

Congratulations to Keiran Hardy, Mitchell Landrigan and Kelvin Widdows on receiving their PhDs at UNSW Law graduation ceremonies in June


March 2015


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