Centre Fellow - Craig Lenehan

Craig Lenehan is a barrister on 5th Floor St James Hall, practising in public law. He has appeared in over 30 appeals and original jurisdiction matters in the High Court. Those matters include: Clubb v Edwards; Comcare v Banerji; Burns v Corbett; Re Culleton and Re Day; McCloy v New South Wales; CPCF v Commonwealth; Kuczborski v Queensland;Unions New South Wales v New South Wales (the 2013 proceeding and the 2018 proceeding); Plaintiff M68 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection; the ACT Marriage Act Case; the Plain Packaging Case; the Malaysian Solution Case; Wotton v Queensland; Betfair v Racing NSW and ICM Agriculture v Commonwealth.

Before being called to the bar, Craig worked at the Australian Human Rights Commission and at Freehills.

Selected papers and presentations:

  • Paper for the 2017 Constitutional Law Conference conducted by the Gilbert and Tobin Centre for Public Law on the High Court’s decision in Murphy v Electoral Commissioner;
  • Seminar conducted by the Australian Association of Constitutional Law on the Day and Culleton cases and on recent issues in constitutional interpretation.
  • “Public Servants, Elections, and Freedom of Political Communication”, to be presented at the 2019 Constitutional Law Conference conducted by the Melbourne University Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.