2013 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

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Venue: 
Art Gallery of New South Wales
Organisation: 
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
Time: 
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Date: 
Fri, 2013-02-15

A major conference on constitutional law, the twelfth in a series, was held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 15 February 2013. 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 2012 and beyond. It was addressed by leading practitioners, 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] are available.

Webcast

Session 1: The Courts on Constitutional Law: The 2012 Term
Speakers for this session:
Professor Nicholas Aroney
The Hon Justice Anna Katzmann
Professor Andrew Lynch and Professor George Williams

Session 2: Recent Cases
Speakers for this session:
Emeritus Reg Graycar
Associate Professor Matthew Rimmer
Mr Stephen Free

Session 3: Judicial Institutions and Practices
Speakers for this session:
Professor Brian Opeskin
Professor Elizabeth Handsley
Mr Mark Moshinsky SC and Professor Kim Rubenstein

Session 4: Commonwealth Executive Power - Quesions after the Chaplains Case
Speakers for this session:
Ms Gabrielle Appleby
Mr Leigh Sealy SC
Senator George Brandis SC

 

Papers

Ms Gabrielle Appleby, University of Adelaide
Commonwealth Executive Power - Questions after the Chaplains Case
Paper / Powerpoint

Mr Stephen Free, New South Wales Bar
State Courts  After Kirk - PSA v Industrial Relations Commission SA

Professor Elizabeth Handsley, Flinders University
Quiet Reform - Selecting Australia's Judges

Professors Andrew Lynch and George Williams, University of New South Wales
The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2012 Statistics

Mr Mark Moshinsky SC, V ictorian Bar and Professor Kim Rubenstein, Australian National University
Amicus Applications in the High Court - Observations on Contemporary Practice

Professor Brian Opeskin, Macquarie University
The State of the Australian Judicature: 35 Years On

Associate Professor Matthew Rimmer, Australian National University
British American Tobacco v Commonwealth - Property and Plain-packaging

Mr Leigh Sealy SC, Solicitor-General of Tasmania
Commonwealth Executive Power - Questions after the Chaplains Case