UNSW Law Book Forum - The Role of the Solicitor General

Lecture Room G02, Ground Floor of Law Building
UNSW and Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law
4 pm - 6 pm, followed by reception 6 pm - 8 pm
Wed, 2016-09-07

Chair: Andrew Lynch (UNSW Law)

Author: Gabrielle Appleby (UNSW Law)


Stephen Gageler

Stephen John Gageler was appointed to the High Court in October 2012. At the time of his appointment he was Solicitor-General of Australia.  He is a graduate of the Australian National University and has post-graduate qualifications from Harvard University. He was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1989 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000. Before his appointment as Solicitor-General in 2008, he practised as a barrister extensively throughout Australia principally in constitutional law, administrative law and commercial law.

Anne Twomey

Anne Twomey is a Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney.  She has previously worked for the High Court of Australia, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service, the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee and The Cabinet Office of NSW.  In her Cabinet Office work, she was frequently engaged in consulting the NSW Solicitor-General.

Yee-Fui Ng

Yee-Fui Ng is a Lecturer at RMIT University. She researches in the area of law and politics, focussing on the influences on the contemporary Executive, such as ministerial advisers and lobby groups. Yee-Fui was awarded the Monash Silver Jubilee Postgraduate Research Scholarship, as the highest ranking PhD applicant in the University, as well as the Monash Postgraduate Law Dean's Award, as the top-ranking PhD applicant in the Monash Law Faculty. Her book, Ministerial Advisers in Australia: The Modern Legal Context, will be published by Federation Press in 2016 as a finalist for the Holt Prize.