The former High Court judge spoke at the third The Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law Mason Conversation at the Banco court.
Anthony Blackshield and Richard Chisholm have been awarded UNSW’s highest honour in recognition of their contributions to the law.
The Allegiance to Australia Act undermines our values and is never likely to be effective, writes George Williams.
Australian laws fare poorly when it comes to religious liberty. The right way forward is to protect religious freedom in a law that also recognises other fundamental rights, writes George Williams.
What now after the High Court's ruling on the 'Citizenship Seven'? George Williams suggests an audit of the eligibility of all parliamentarians and amending section 44 of the Constitution.
Parliament should discontinue its prayers and instead seek to respect and acknowledge people of all beliefs, writes George Williams.
The government may be hoping that the momentum built towards the same-sex marriage postal vote will dissuade the High Court from striking it down, but George Williams says this may be a poor bet.
Constitutional law expert George Williams has given a frank assessment of the government's High Court prospects on dual citizenship and the same-sex marriage postal vote
Debates about freedom of speech, privacy, anti-terror laws and ASIO powers make George Williams’ book urging a national charter of rights more timely than ever.
It is up to federal governments to recognise the value of providing legal assistance to the most disadvantaged in the community, writes George Williams.