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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13 Mar 2018

Harry Hobbs has had a short paper published in the Northern Land Council's Land Rights News.

13 Mar 2018

Sangeetha Pillai and George Williams write in the Melbourne University Law Review on utility of citizenship-stripping

13 Mar 2018

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has published James Lees written evidence in response to the EU Justice Sub-Committee Inquiry into Brexit: enforcement and dispute resolution.

13 Mar 2018

Nicola McGarrity has published a new book with Routledge, Anti-Terrorism Law and Foreign Terrorist Fighters,with Jessie Blackbourn and Deniz Kayis

12 Mar 2018

Recently on the AUSPUBLAW blog: Helen Irving discusses Justice Edelman's dissent in Graham v Minister for Immigration and Boarder Protection; Henry Cooper on secret documents and the public meaning of the Constitution; Dan Westbury on the principle of legality as a reflecion of the constituional relationship between parliament and the courts; Aaron Moss on native title in 2017 and 2018; Arthur Marusevich on Re Nash [No. 2]; plus the March public law events roundup.

9 Mar 2018

Melissa Crouch speaks at ASEAN 360°, a comprehensive briefing covering the trade and investment, geopolitics and social issues facing the region


January 2018


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