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The Gilbert + Tobin Centre believes in the importance of academic contribution to public debate about legal affairs. The contribution of opinion-editorials to the media is just one way its members seek to do this. However, it should be made clear that the opinions expressed in the articles listed below are the authors' own and do not necessarily represent the views of other members or affiliates of the Centre. 

 

  • Andrew Lynch discusses the release of parliamentary archives on the Lionel Murphy affair in The Conversation (14 September 2017)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on the decision to put the ABS in charge of the same-sex marriage poll (10 August 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on whether the Commonwealth could override a state voluntary euthanasia law (16 July 2017)
  • Gemma McKinnon writes for the Conversation on 'Tenants’ calls for safe public housing fall on deaf ears' (27 June 2017)
  • Sangeetha Pillai writes for the Conversation on new ministerial powers in a citizenship bill before the federal parliament (16 June 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Mabo case (5 June 2017)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes for Inside Story on ‘Power, Treaty and Truth’ (30 May 2017)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Sean Brennan write for the Guardian on ‘It's been a long, painful journey to unity at Uluru. Let's not waste this opportunity’ (30 May 2017)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Gemma McKinnon write in The Conversation on ‘Indigenous recognition: Lessons of 1967 referendum still apply to debate on Constitution’ (22 May 2017)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Sean Brennan write for Inside Story on ‘The Long Road to Recognition’ (19 May 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on federal reform (21 May 2017)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in APPS Policy Forum on the conviction of Jakarta’s Christian Governor Ahok on blasphemy charges (10 May 2017)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Joe McIntyre write for Inside Story on Donald Trump's sacking of acting US Attorney-General, Sally Yates (10 February 2017)
  • Rosalind Dixon writes in the Financial Review on 'Judicial appointments in the age of Trump' (2 February 2017)
  • Melissa Crouch writes for the Myanmar Times on the assassination of a prominent constitutional lawyer in Myanmar (1 February 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Chief Justice Susan Kiefel (29 January 2017)
  • Andrew Lynch writes in the Australian on what to expect from the High Court under new Chief Justice Susan Kiefel (20 January 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on constitutional reform (2 January 2017)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on expats voting (19 December 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act (5 December 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch writes for the Policy Forum that today’s mass rally by Islamists in Jakarta calling for the arrest of the Governor of Jakarta is an example of Islamist rule by law in Indonesia (2 December 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in the East Asia Forum on the Governor of Jakarta, named by police as a suspect in a blasphemy case (16 November 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes for Inside Story on 'Restoring the independence of the solicitor-general' (15 November 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in East Asia Forum on 'Reining in Emergency Powers in Myanmar' (3 November 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on George Brandis and the government playing short-term politics at the expense of long-term good government (17 October 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Conversation on the stand off between the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General (6 October 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on a national anti-corruption body (2 October 2016)
  • George Wiliams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Same Sex Marriage Bill (19 September 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in The Guardian on the recent attempted terrorist attack in Indonesia (31 August 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on petitioning the Federal Parliament (21 August 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on constitutional recognition and a treaty (8 August 2016)
  • Rosalind Dixon writes in The Australian Financial Review on the replacement of Northern Territory Chief Justice Brian Martin as head of the Royal Commission (4 August 2016)
  • Grant Hoole writes for The Conversation on rebuilding public trust in the NT juvenile detention and protection Royal Commission (1 August 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch publishes an op ed about Myanmar's peace process and its constitutional implications, on ConstitutionNet (IDEA’s online knowledge platform supporting constitution builders globally) (25 July 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on same-sex marriage plebiscite (25 July 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes for Inside Story on 'The political imperative for a legal war' (13 July 2016)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on how talk of a treaty will strengthen the constitutional recognition process (23 June 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on abortion law reform (13 June 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on political finance reform (30 May 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on coalition governments (16 May 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Grant Hoole write on ‘What should a federal ICAC look like? The hypothetical long arm’ in The Mandarin (2 May 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes on ‘Election Explainer: When Does the Government Enter Caretaker Period and What Does it Mean?’ in The Conversation (2 May 2016)
  • Harry Hobbs writes for the Guardian on Constitutional recognition (21 April 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Citizenship Loss Board (17 April 2016)
  • George Willliams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on selecting High Court judges (3 April 2016)
  • George Williams reviews The Forgotten People in The Weekend Australian (2 April 2016)
  • Paul Kildea writes in the The Conversation on Malcolm Turnbull’s plan to allow the states to collect income tax (1 April 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Hazem El Masri case and the problem in Australia of innocence until proven guilty (15 March 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Senate voting reform (28 February 2016)
  • Melissa Crouch writes on vigilante violence against minority religious communities in Indonesia in the Sydney Morning Herald (28 January 2016)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Conversation on public debate over government policy on military force (10 December 2015)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the persecution of Muslims in Myanmar (3 December 2015)
  • George Wiliams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on compensation for the stolen generations (29 November 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Age and  the Sydney Morning Herald on citizenship rights and terrorism (16 November 2016)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia's bid for the UN Council (18 October 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald  and the Age on the citizenship bill (4 October 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Conversation on judicial recusal (3 September 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes with Heather Rogers (ANU) for The Conversation on Dyson Heydon as a ‘black letter’ judge (21 August 2015)
  • Doctoral candidate Robert Woods writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the relevance of legalism to debates over Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon (August 2015)
  • Andrew Lynch writes for The Conversation on how Australia fares in a major study of judicial appointments systems throughout the Commonwealth (13 August 2015)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on the case for Indigenous constitutional conventions (7 August 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Republic debate (26 July 2015)
  • Melissa Crouch writes in the Myanmar Times on the need for judicial review in Myanmar (15 July 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on constitutional recognition (12 July 2015)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on the need to break the impasse on constitutional recognition (26 June 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on flawed citizenship laws (25 June 2015)
  • Sangeetha Pillai writes in The Conversation on proposals to strip citizenship (29 May 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on whether Australia should follow the Irish example of holding a referendum on same-sex marriage (16 May 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in the New York Times on Abbott's treatment of asylum seekers (7 May 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Drum on ICAC's powers (28 April 2015)
  • Andrew Lynch reflects on the fate of federal reform if budget cuts to health and education proceed on The Conversation  (24 April 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on counterterrorism laws and radicalisation (19 April 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Conversation on the High Court's decision on the ICAC investigation into Crown Prosecutor Margaret Cunneen (15 April 2015)
  • Andrew Lynch writes for Inside Story reflecting on the lessons for judicial appointment illustrated by the case of Queensland’s Chief Justice Carmody (8 April 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on metadata legislation and amendments to protect journalists and sources (22 March 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby and Sangeetha Pillai write in The Conversation on what it means to be an Australian citizen (20 March 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on political party and donations reform (9 March 2015)
  • Sangeetha Pillai writes in The Conversation on the current citizenship/security debate (24 February 2015)
  • Gabrielle Appleby writes in The Conversation on good government and counter-terrorism laws (19 February 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on High Court appointments (8 February 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on metadata (29 December 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch writes in the Australian on gender diversity in the High Court (19 December 2014)
  • George Williams wirtes in the Sydney Morning Herald on America’s use of torture (15 December 2014)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on how to design a people's convention on Indigenous constitutional recognition (11 Decemer 2015)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on anti-terror laws and freedom of the press (3 November 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Age and Australian on the legal legacy of Gough Whitlam (22 October 2014)
  • Sangeetha Pillai writes in The Conversation on the Foreign Fighters Bill introduced into the Senate (24 September 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Indigenous referendum and racial discrimination (22 September 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on privacy (7 September 2014)
  • Keiran Hardy writes for The Conversation on new anti-terror laws (28 August 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on freedom of speech (25 August 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch reflects on lessons from the controversial appointment of Carmody CJ in Queensland for Inside Story (18 August 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on anti-terrorism law reforms (11 August 2014)
  • Sangeetha Pillai writes in The Conversation on the government’s proposed new ‘foreign fighter’ laws (7 August 2014)
  • Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity write for Inside Story on the accountability of ASIO (24 July 2014)
  • Paul Kildea writes in The Conversation on the joint select committee’s interim report on the constitutional recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples (22 July 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on a referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution (18 July 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the likelihood of an early election (14 July 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the likelihood of an early election (14 July 2014)George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the response to the high courts chaplaincy decision (30 June 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch discusses changes to federal judicial appointments in light of the Carmody affair in the Australia (20 June 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch discusses the outcome of Williams v Commonwealth (No 2) in the Australian (19 June 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the blocking of supply (19 June 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch, for The Conversation, says the judicial appointments controversy in Queensland is unprecedented (16 June 2014)
  • Shipra Chordia writes for The Conversation on the federation (4 June 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on full public funding of elections (2 June 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the power to detain refugees indefinitely after an adverse security assessment by ASIO (19 May 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch reflects on the implications for federalism reform post-Budget 2014 in The Conversation (16 May 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on round two on the challenge to the chaplaincy program in the High Court (5 May 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch writes for the Conversation on federal reform proposed by the Commission of Audit (1 May 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the movement for an Australian republic (21 April 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on micro parties and repairing election rules for the Senate (6 April 2014)
  • Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity comment for Inside Story on the proposed abolition of the Independent Monitor of National Security Legislation (3 April 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch writes in the Age on amending the Racial Discrimination Act and the 'right to be bigots' (26 March 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on an article on the repeal of the independent monitor of anti-terror laws (25 March 2014)
  • Rebecca Ananian-Welsh writes on the new High Court challenge to Queensland’s bikie laws in the Conversation (21 March 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch considers prospects for federal reform after the State elections in Tasmania and SA in the Conversation (17 March 2014)
  • Sean Brennan writes for the Australian about the third High Court decision on native title in the past seven months favouring coexistence over extinguishment (14 March 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Abbott government and human rights reform (10 March 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on cabinet confidentiality (24 February 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch reports on decision-making in the High Court over 2013 in The Australian and on ABC’s The World Today  (14 February 2014)
  • Fergal Davis writes in the Guardian Australia on an Irish proposal to elect the Speaker of parliament by secret ballot (5 February 2014)
  • Shipra Chordia and Andrew Lynch write for the Canberra Times on the issues facing Commonwealth Attorney-General George Brandis (4 February 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the rule of law in Nauru (28 January 2014)
  • Rosalind Dixon writes for the Australian on the legal challenges over lost mining licences (22 January 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on AG Brandis and human rights (31 December 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Unions NSW case (18 December 2014)
  • Andrew Lynch considers the significance of a planned Commonwealth takeover of universities in The Conversation (18 December  2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Unions NSW case (18 December  2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court's decision on the ACT same-sex marriage law (17 December 2013)
  • Shipra Chordia and Andrew Lynch consider the three things at the top of the new Commonwealth Attorney-General’s agenda for Inside Story (4 December 2014)
  • Shipra Chordia writes in the Conversation on the Gonski funding reforms (27 November 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on reforming the federation (18 November 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on lost WA Senate votes and electronic voting (5 November 2013)
  • Jane McAdam writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the asylum issue (23 October 2013)
  • Sean Brennan writes for the Australian about the third High Court decision on native title in the past seven months favouring coexistence over extinguishment (14 March 2014)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Will the ACT gay marriage law survive High Court challenge? (22 October 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on seceding from Australia (8 October 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the coming referendum to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution (24 September 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on micro parties and senate reform (9 September 2013)
  • Fergal Davis writes in the Irish Times on a referendum to abolishing the Irish Senate (29 August 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Coalition asylum seeker plan (26 August 2013)
  • Jane McAdam and Ben Saul write in the Age on the Australian Opposition’s announcement of a new asylum policy (16 August 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on same sex marriage (12 August 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the legality of the PNG plan (23 July 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on freedom of religion (16 July 2013)
  • Jane McAdam writes in the Age on asylum seekerers (2 July 2013)
  • Jackie Hartley and Paul Kildea write in Inside Story about public education and the local government referendum (26 June 2013)
  • Jane McAdam writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia's asylum policy (20 June 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the death penalty (18 June 2013)
  • Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity write for Inside Story on reform to Australia's anti-terror laws (23 May 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on independent reports on Australia's anti-terror laws (21 May 2013)
  • Rosalind Dixon writes for the Canberra Times on the local government referendum (17 May 2013)
  • Jessie Blackburn and Nicola McGarrity write for the Drum on COAG and anti-terrorism laws (15 May 2013)
  • Shipra Chordia writes in the Conversation on a local government referendum (13 May 2013)
  • Lyndon Goddard and Nicola McGarrity write in the Drum on local government recognition (10 May 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the referendum on local government (9 May 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on a referendum on gay marriage (30 April 2013)
  • Jane McAdam writes in the National Times on asylum seekers (23 April 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the CIA’s torture program (22 April 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch writes in the Australian on the need for parity in judges’ pay across the federation (12 April 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the extradition of Julia Assange (8 April 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on a tort of privacy (26 March 2013)
  • Andrew Lynch considers Justice Heydon’s call to resist ‘excessively dominant judicial personalities’ in The Australian (22 March 2013)
  • Jane McAdam writes for Inside Story on climate change and migration in the Pacific (13 March 2013)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on constitutional change in local government (29 January 2013)
  • Fergal Davis writes in the Drum on violence in Belfast (10 January 2013)
  • Fergal Davis writes in the Conversation on the definition of terrorism (8 January 2013)
  • Fergal Davis writes in the Brisbane Times on Queensland Premier Campbell Newman and his majority government (28 November 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch and George Williams discuss polling that reveals diminishing public confidence in Australia’s federal system in the Australian (17 November 2012)
  • Paul Kildea argues that it’s time for a referendum roadmap in Inside Story (9 November 2012)
  • Rebecca Goh and Andrew Lynch write in The Conversation on the constitutional rights of Indigenous peoples (21 September 2011)
  • George Williams writes is the Sydney Morning Herald on same sex marriage (20 September 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on local politics and government elections (7 September 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch assesses the appointment of Stephen Gageler to the High Court against Nicola Roxon's diversity criteria (22 August 2012)
  • Fergal Davis and Svetlana Tyulkina write in The Punch on the Pussy Riot Trial (16 August 2012)
  • Jennifer Goh and Nicola McGarrity write for Inside Story on a national security discussion paper (2 August 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the proposed constitutional challenge to new print media regulation (17 July 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch writes on the push for diversity in new appointments to the High Court  for Inside Story (9 July 2012)
  • Centre intern Emily Burke writes in Online Opinion on Australian lawmaking and  the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (5 July 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch assesses the Commonwealth response to the School Chaplains decision in the Australian (3 July 2012)
  • Centre intern Emily Burke writes in the UK Constitutional Law Group on same sex marriage legislation in Australia (30 June 2012)
  • Jane McAdam and Ben Saul write in the Australian on the Assange asylum bid (21 June 2012)
  • Sean Brennan writes for Inside Story on proposed amendments to the Native Title Act announced by Attorney-General Nicola Roxon (14 June 2011)
  • Andrew Lynch writes in the Australian on incapacity issues in new commonwealth bills for handling judicial complaints (4 May 2012)
  • Jessie Blackbourn writes for The Conversation on the first report of Australia’s Independent Monitor of Terrorism Laws (3 April 2012)
  • Jessie Blackbourn and Nicola McGarrity write in ABC's The Drum on the National Security Monitor (30 March 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court challenges to the carbon tax and mining tax (27 March 2012)
  • Fergal Davis writes on 'Lifting the Veil on a Court's Unjustice' in the National Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age (27 March 2012)
  • Centre submission on same-sex marriage bill quoted in the Canberra Times (20 March 2012)
  • Paul Kildea writes in the Daily Telegraph on constitutional barriers to media regulation reform (15 March 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the next High Court Judge (13 March 2012)
  • Sean Brennan writes for the Age on the referendum plan for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander recognition in the Constitution (17 February 2012).
  • Andrew Lynch writes for the Australian on dissent in the High Court in 2011  (17 Febraury 2012)
  • Fergal Davis writes on 'Lifting the Veil on a Court's Unjustice' in the National Times, the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age  (27 March 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on political finance reform in New South Wales (17 February 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on same sex marriage bill (14 February 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch discusses the findings of the recent COAG Reform Council report on The Conversation (13 February 2012)
  • Paul Kildea writes in Inside Story on COAG and Federal/State relations (19 January 2012)
  • Andrew Lynch considers the findings of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government on Inside Story (10 January 2012)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court cases of 2012  (20 December 2011)
  • Andrew Lynch discusses indigenous constitutional reform in the Australian (12 December 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the crime of people smuggling  (6 December 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia's federal system (22 November 2011)
  • George  Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court and activism  (12 November 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on repealing the carbon tax  (26 October 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Offshore Processing Bill  (11 October 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the coming referendum to change the Constitution to recognise Aboriginal people (27 September 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on 9/11 and anti-terror laws (10 September 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court case on Malaysia Asylum seeker deal  (16 August 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on privacy   (3 August 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Northern Territory Statehood (19 July 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Northern Territory intervention (5 July 2011)
  • Andrew Lynch quoted on the High Court decision striking down NSW anti-bikie laws in the Sydney Morning Herald  (24 June 2011)
  • Christopher Michaelsen writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Bikie High Court decision  (23 June 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age on a national Plebiscite on Carbon Tax  (21 June 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the High Court challenge to plain packaging  (7 June 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the Chaplaincy program  (24 May 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the republic (11 May 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on the royal wedding and the rules of succession to the (26 April 2011) 
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on Australia's anti-terror laws (14 April 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on federal state relations (30 March 2011)
  • Jane McAdam writes in the National Times on asylum seekers (24 March 2011)
  • Paul Kildea and George Williams write in The Conversation on how to make COAG more effective and accountable (24 March 2011)
  • Christopher Michaelsen writes in the Canberra Times on the Security Council's move on Libya (21 March 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on repeal of the federal veto over ACT laws (15 March 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on children in detention (1 March 2011)
  • Statistical breakdown of High Court decisions in 2010 by Andrew Lynch & George Williams is featured in the Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on COAG  (16 February 2011)
  • George Williams writes in the Sydney Morning Herald on pokies reform (1 February 2011)
  • Inside Story revisits the Mamdouh Habib case as earlier discussed by Andrew Lynch and Nicola McGarrity in light of recent developments (19 January 2011)