2012 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

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Venue: 
Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of New South Wales
Organisation: 
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
Time: 
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Date: 
Fri, 2012-02-17

A major conference on constitutional law, the eleventh in a series, was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 17 February 2012. The event was organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law with the support of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

The conference focused on developments in the High Court and other Australian courts in 2011 and beyond. It was addressed by leading practitioners, government lawyers, judges and academics.

The conference was followed by dinner at NSW Parliament House, hosted by NSW Attorney-General, the Hon Greg Smith, SC.

Brochures [ General] and [ Academic] now available.

Webcast

Session 1: The Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2011 Term
Speakers for this session:
Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy
The Hon Justice Alan Robertson
Professor Andrew Lynch and Professor George Williams

Session 2: Recent Cases
Speakers for this session:
Dr Christos Mantziaris
Assistant Professor Rosalind Dixon
David Hume

Session 3: Current Constitutional Questions
Speakers for this session:
Nicola McGarrity
Nicholas Poynder
Professor Megan Davis

Session 4: The Changing State of Australian Federalism
Speakers for this session:
Michael Grant QC
Professor Cheryl Saunders AO
Senator Marise Payne

Papers

Assistant Professor Rosalind Dixon, University of Chicago
After Momcilovic: The State of Play

David Hume, Australian Government Solicitor
Wotton v Qld - Political Speech on Palm Island

Professors Andrew Lynch and George Williams, University of New South Wales
The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2011 Statistics

Dr Christos Mantziaris, New South Wales Bar
Williams v Commonwealth - The Commonwealth and the Chaplains

Nicola McGarrity, University of New South Wales
Designing Control Orders for Serious Crime Groups after Totani and Wainohu: Table and Paper

Senator Marise Payne, Shadow Minister for COAG
The Role of the Commonwealth Parliament in the Age of COAG

Nicholas Poynder, New South Wales Bar
The Constitution, the High Court and Asylum-Seekers

The Hon Justice Alan Robertson, Federal Court of Australia
The Federal and State Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2011 Term - Case Synopsis Appendix

-   The Federal and State Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2011 Term

 

 

Dinner Speaker: The Hon James Spigelman AC QC
A Tale of Two Panels