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EVENT ARCHIVE 2019 to 2022

2019 - 2020




14 FEBRUARY 2019

David Bennett AC QC, barrister and former Commonwealth Solicitor General, speaking on "Section 44 of the Constitution - a selection of outdated prejudices"

07 MARCH 2019

Prof. Megan Davis, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous and Professor of Law, UNSW Law School, speaking on "The Uluru Statement from the Heart" 

30 MAY 2019

The Hon. Justice Sarah Derrington, President of the Australian Law Reform Commission speaking on "Where to for law reform in Australia ?"

04 JULY 2019

The Hon. Justice Glenn Martin AM, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Queensland, speaking on "History, Guns and Judges - Antonin Scalia and the Right to  Bear Arms ?"

08 AUGUST 2019

Emeritus Professor Rosalind Croucher AM, President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, speaking on "To our children's children, the glad tomorrow"

27 AUGUST 2019

The Rt Hon. LORD SALES, Justice of the UK Supreme Court speaking on "Directors duties and climate change: keeping pace with environmental challenges" (a copy of this paper is available here)

15 OCTOBER 2019

Justice Francois Kunc, Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales speaking on "An Australian Judge among the American Judiciary"

11 NOVEMBER 2019

Ruth McColl AO, former Justice of the NSW Court of Appeal, speaking on "Defamation Law reform: what have the British ever done for us ?"  (a copy of this paper is available here)



26 FEBRUARY 2020

John McCarthy QC, Chair of the Sydney Archdiocesan Anti-Slavery Taskforce speaking on "Eradicating modern slavery and forced labour

2021 - 2022



18 MARCH 2021

The Hon. Dennis Cowdroy AO QC, Inaugural Integrity Commissioner for the Australian Capital Territory, former Chairperson of the Australian Electoral Commission, former judge of both the Federal Court of Australia and Land and Environment Court of New South Wales speaking on "Integrity Commissions: Purpose & Pitfalls"

22 APRIL 2021

Prof. Mark Lunney, Professor in Law, Tort Law, Legal History and Comparative Law at the School of Law, University of New England speaking on "The Common Law and Independent Australian Britons: Some Thoughts from an Interested Party"

19 MAY 2021

Dr. James Renwick CSC SC, former Independent National Security Legislation Monitor speaking on "Terrorism and Foreign Interference: some comparisons between the UK and Australian laws and responses"




19 MAY 2022

Shane Drumgold SC, Director of Public Prosecutions, ACT speaking on "The evolution of the role of the Office of the Director Public Prosecutions: the challenges of meeting expectations of public trust"


Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia, speaking on "The Wash-up (hopefully) of Covid-19: Lessons and Effects"

26 OCTOBER 2022

Bruce McClintock SC, Inspector of LECC and former Inspector of ICAC (2017-22), speaking on "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes - Policing integrity and anti-corruption agencies, like ICAC and IBAC"

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