2021 Constitutional Law Conference

Time: 8:45 am - 5:15 pm AEDT

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The virtual conference featured discussions of recent important developments in the High Court, Federal Court and State Courts and provided an overview of the key public law debates in 2020. The conference also considered current debates on constitutional reform sparked by the High Court’s decisions in Love v Commonwealth and the Palace Papers Case, and the public law challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The conference was addressed by leading practitioners, academics and judges, and featured opportunities for informal virtual exchange via zoom lunch and morning tea ‘break-out’ rooms. It marked the 20th anniversary of the conference, and the Centre’s institutional life, and that anniversary was recognised with a short video presentation at the opening of the conference.


Professor Megan Davis, UNSW and Dr Dylan Lino, University of Queensland Love v Commonwealth and a Voice to Parliament (paper)

Ms Celia Winnett, NSW Bar

Dr Janina Boughey, UNSW The use of delegated legislation and other legislative instruments during COVID (presentation slides)