2010 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

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Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Fri, 2010-02-19

2010 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

A major conference on constitutional law, the ninth in a series, will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 19 February 2010. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law with the support of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

The conference will focus on developments in the High Court and other Australian courts in 2009 and beyond. It will be addressed by leading practitioners, government lawyers, judges and academics.

The conference will be followed by dinner at NSW Parliament House, hosted by NSW Attorney-General, the Hon John Hatzistergos, MLC.

Speakers at the conference will review the key themes and statistics of the Court's work in 2009 as well as recent major decisions.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Dr Melissa Perry QC, New South Wales Bar
  • Professor Gerard Carney, Bond University
  • Chris Horan, Victorian Bar
  • Robert Meadows QC, Solicitor-General of Western Australia
  • Associate Professor Alison Duxbury, University of Melbourne
  • Nick Gouliaditis, Australian Government Solicitor
  • Professor John Williams, University of Adelaide
  • Dr Dan Meagher, Deakin University
  • Bryan Pape, University of New England
  • Gabrielle Appleby, University of Adelaide
  • Senator George Brandis SC, Shadow Attorney-General

Registration for this event is now closed.


2010 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner
Date Friday, 19 February 2010
Venue Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Session 1: The Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2009 Term
Speakers for this Session
Dr Melissa Perry QC
Associate Professor Andrew Lynch and Professor George Williams
Professor Gerard Carney


Session 2: Recent Cases
Session Audio [77 MB] 644_Session2.mp3
Speakers for this Session
Chris Horan
Robert Meadows QC
Associate Professor Alison Duxbury


Session 3: Current Constitutional Questions
Session Audio [84 MB] 644_Session3.mp3
Speakers for this Session
Nick Gouliaditis
Professor John Williams
Dr Dan Meagher


Session 4: The Pape Case and Fiscal Federalism
Session Audio [82 MB] 644_Session4.mp3
Speakers for this Session
Bryan Pape
Gabrielle Appleby
Senator George Brandis SC



Below is the listing of Speakers and their downloadable papers. Click on the title name of the paper to download it.



Other Conference Documents
Dinner Speaker - The Hon Chief Justice Robert French, High Court of Australia