2018 Constitutional Law Conference and Dinner

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Art Gallery of New South Wales
Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
8.30 am - 5.00 pm
Fri, 2018-02-23

A major conference on constitutional law, the seventeenth consecutive staging of this flagship event, will be held at the Art Gallery of New South Wales on Friday 23 February 2018. The event is organised by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law.

The conference will focus on developments in the High Court and other Australian courts in 2017 and beyond. It will be addressed by leading practitioners, judges and academics.

The cases to be covered include the striking down of State anti-protest laws in Brown v Tasmania; the section 44 disqualification cases about citizenship and Mr Bob Day’s interest in a lease with the Commonwealth (Re Day (No 2)); and the Commonwealth’s authority to conduct the same sex marriage postal survey (Wilkie v Commonwealth).

The conference will be followed by dinner at NSW Parliament House, hosted by NSW Attorney-General, the Hon Mark Speakman, SC MP, with the guest speaker being the Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia.

Brochures with program available:



Online registration is now available:

General registration

Academic registration

Following the conference, at 5.15 pm adjacent to the conference theatre, there will be a book launch by the Hon Justice Stephen Gageler AC of Australian Constitutional Values (Hart Publishing, 2018) edited by Rosalind Dixon.

Flyer available here.

Registration for the book launch is free and available here