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.

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22 May 2017

George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on federal reform

10 May 2017

Melissa Crouch writes in APPS Policy Forum on the conviction of Jakarta’s Christian Governor Ahok on blasphemy charges

3 May 2017

Jessie Blackbourn, Andrew Lynch, NIcola McGarrity, Tamara Tulich and George Williams make a submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor on Statutory Deadline Reviews

19 Apr 2017

On the AUSPUBLAW blog in April so far:  Anna Olijnyk on State tribunals and judicial power, Tony Blackshield on the Bob Day disqualification decision, Yee-Fui Ng on a foreign political donations ban, and the April public law events update

10 Apr 2017

Applications are open for one UNSW Law student to enrol in Semester 2 in the Sir Anthony Mason Research Project in Constitutional Law (closing 25 April). Click here for more details and the application form

27 Mar 2017

Gabrielle Appleby, A.J. Brown, Adam Graycar, Grant Hoole and Anthony Whealy submit a discussion paper to Australia Policy Online on 'Strengthening Australia’s national integrity system: priorities for reform'. Paper also mentioned in the Mandarin


December 2016


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