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

23 May 2016

Keiran Hardy and George Williams write in the Oxford University Press on Executive Oversight of Intelligence Agencies in Australia

18 May 2016

On AUSPUBLAW in the last month: Paul Kildea on setting rules for a same sex marriage plebiscite; Danielle Ireland-Piper on public sector whistleblowing; Tony Blackshield on PNG’s Supreme Court and Manus Island; Brendan Gogarty on State constitutional reform in Tasmania; John Pyke on a new constitutional preamble; and the monthly events update

16 May 2016

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on coalition governments

11 May 2016

Registrations now open for Public Lecture by Deputy Chief Justice Dikgang Moseneke: 'The Balance Between Robust Constitutionalism and the Democratic Process'

11 May 2016

Melissa Crouch, with Fritz Siregar (University of Indonesia), awarded ANU Indonesia Research Project Grant to undertake empirical field research at the administrative courts in Indonesia

9 May 2016


March 2016

Upcoming Events

Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Level 21, Law Courts Building, 184 Phillip Street
UNSW Law, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and Rule of Law Institute of Australia
Thursday, July 14, 2016
Law Faculty, UNSW
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law


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