Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law

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Patricia Anderson and Megan Davis, who helped shape the historic Uluru Statement from the Heart, will feature in the 2018 Mason Conversation at UNSW Sydney.

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Legal challenges to the Senate eligibility of Bob Day and Rod Culleton will be among the recent cases dissected at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre's Constitutional Law Conference.

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We can thank a single-minded mother for nurturing the ambition of former Chief Justice of the High Court Sir Anthony Mason.

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Sir Anthony Mason and Professor George Williams will discuss past trends and future challenges for Australian law and government in the inaugural Mason Conversation at UNSW on Tuesday 4 October. 

 

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If we are to have a mature and sensible debate on Indigenous recognition, we must be more willing to embrace difficult issues and diverse perspectives, writes Paul Kildea.

Law, scales

Australia’s method of appointing judges to its highest courts is opaque and informal, writes Andrew Lynch.

Terrorism, Syria

The immigration minister's scope for discretion in the proposed legislation to strip dual nationals involved in terrorism of their Australian citizenship is cause for concern, writes Sangeetha Pillai.

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Recent national security proposals and the ongoing focus on asylum seekers have raised questions about what it means to be an Australian citizen, write Gabrielle Appleby and Sangeetha Pillai.

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Proposed changes to Australian citizenship will likely be limited in effectiveness, challenging to implement and possibly counter-productive, writes Sangeetha Pillai.

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Prime Minister Tony Abbott speaks the tough language of the post 9/11 era as he pushes for laws we don’t need, writes Fergal Davis.

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