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  • Thursday 5 September 2019

    Lead by Paul Kildea, and with significant contributions from Harry Hobbs, the Australian Electoral Law Library was recently launched on AustLII. The Library includes digital copies of hundreds of court and tribunal decisions on electoral matters across Commonwealth, State and Territory jurisdictions. It also covers legislation and academic scholarship. 

  • Thursday 30 May 2019

    The call for abstracts for the 2019 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law is now open until 31 July 2019.

  • Thursday 18 April 2019

    Associate Professor Melissa Crouch suggests that the Australia Indonesia free trade agreement presents an opportunity to strengthen relations between the two countries. But is Australia really ready? A step in the right direction, says Crouch, would be for the Australian Government to ramp up its support for Indonesian language studies in Australia. Click here for the full article

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Dr Nicola McGarrity (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Jessie Blackbourn) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism (Temporary Exclusion Orders) Bill 2019. 

  • Tuesday 19 March 2019

    Dr Nicola McGarrity and Professor George Williams (and former Centre members, Dr Rebecca Ananian-Welsh and Dr Tamara Tulich) make a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security's review of the Counter-Terrorism Legislation Amendment Bill 2019.  

  • Thursday 7 March 2019

    Centre Member Melissa Crouch comments on rallies recently held in Myanmar over demands by pro-democracy actors to amend the Constitution

  • Wednesday 6 March 2019

    A joint submission by Professor Gabrielle Appleby and Dr Janina Boughey of the UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law and Professor Mark Aronson, to the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances, currently conducting an inquiry into Parliamentary Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation.

  • Wednesday 6 March 2019

    A joint submission by members of the UNSW Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law (Professor Gabrielle Appleby) and the UNSW Centre for Law, Crime and Justice (Professor Luke McNamara and Dr Vicki Sentas) to the Tasmanian Justice Department on the Workplaces (Protection from Protesters) Amendment Bill 2019, which amends that State’s anti-protest laws, key provisions of which were struck down by the High Court in the 2017 decision of Brown v Tasmania for breaching the implied freedom of political communication

  • Thursday 21 February 2019

    Papers and PowerPoint slides from many speakers at our 2019 Constitutional Law Conference now available on our website.

  • Tuesday 11 December 2018

    Call for papers for 'Interdisciplinary Workshop on Understanding and Responding to Right Wing Terrorism' to be held at UNSW Law on 15-16 July 2019. Deadline for abstracts is 1 February 2019.

  • Wednesday 5 December 2018

    The program for the 2019 Constitutional Law Conference is now out. Check the flyer and other details at our event page here. The early bird rate for General registration is available until 31 December.

  • Friday 23 November 2018

    A Submission by Indigenous Members of the Referendum Council (Ms Patricia Anderson AO, Professor Megan Davis and Noel Pearson) and Technical Legal Advisers to the Regional Dialogues (Associate Professor Sean Brennan, Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Dylan Lino and Ms Gemma McKinnon) to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition relating to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples has just been published. The Submission calls for the Australian Government to take a First Nations Voice, as called for in the Uluru Statement, to a referendum, and details a process to ensure that the Australian people have sufficient information on that proposal to vote YES.

  • Wednesday 3 October 2018

    Registrations are open and the call for abstracts is out for Public Law in the Classroom 2019. A great program includes a morning keynote from Professor Jeremy Waldron (NYU) on Public Law in a Global Context.

  • Wednesday 5 September 2018

    Congratulations to Centre member and UNSW Law Professor Rosalind Dixon for winning the Academic of the Year category at the 2018 Australian Law Awards.

  • Friday 27 July 2018

    We are excited to announce the Mason Conversation for 2018, featuring Ms Pat Anderson AO and Professor Megan Davis, and proudly hosted by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. Register now.

  • Monday 2 July 2018

    After co-organising a very successful ICON-S annual conference in Hong Kong, Rosalind Dixon becomes the elected Co-President of the International Society of Public Law.

  • Thursday 14 June 2018

    Lisa Burton Crawford’s The Rule of Law and the Australian Constitution (Federation Press) is the focus of the next UNSW Law Book Forum. The event features, as commentators, Justice Stephen Gageler AC, Professor Martin Krygier (UNSW) and Professor James Stellios (UNSW) plus the author. Registration and other information available here.

  • Thursday 14 June 2018

    Lauren Butterly writes on the battle for Aboriginal legal rights over sea country in the Northern Land Council edition of Land Rights News.

  • Thursday 17 May 2018

    Recently on the AUSPUBLAW blog: Janina Boughey writes on resolving some ‘anomalies’ and ‘snares’ in judicial review: Probuild Constructions; Amanda Sapienza asks does the ‘Serious Overseas Criminal Matters’ scheme have serious legal issues?; Harry Hobbs and George Williams share thoughts on Australia’s First Treaty; Joe McIntyre comments on What is Administrative Law About? Power, Rights, and Judicial Culture in Australia; Terry Carney writes on Robo-Debt Illegality; plus the May public law events roundup

  • Friday 11 May 2018

    Video webcasts of each session at the 2018 Constitutional Law Conference are now available on the event site.

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