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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18 Apr 2019

Associate Professor Melissa Crouch suggests that the Australia Indonesia free trade agreement presents an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries. But is Australia really ready? A step in the right direction, says Crouch, would be for the Australian Government to ramp up its support for Indonesian language studies in Australia. Click here for the full article

19 Mar 2019

Dr Nicola McGarrity (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Jessie Blackbourn) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019. 

19 Mar 2019

Dr Nicola McGarrity and Professor George Williams (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Tamara Tulich) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.  

7 Mar 2019

Centre Member Melissa Crouch comments on rallies recently held in Myanmar over demands by pro-democracy actors to amend the Constitution

6 Mar 2019

A joint submission by Professor Gabrielle Appleby and Dr Janina Boughey of the UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and Professor Mark Aronson, to the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances, currently conducting an inquiry into Parliamentary Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation.

6 Mar 2019

A joint submission by members of the UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (Professor Gabrielle Appleby) and the UNSW Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (Professor Luke McNamara and Dr Vicki Sentas) to the Tasmanian Justice Department on the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, which amends that State’s anti-protest laws, key provisions of which were struck down by the High Court in the 2017 decision of Brown v Tasmania for breaching the implied freedom of political communication

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