Most Recent Proceedings

Papers presented at the Society’s conferences are published first in hard copy as Proceedings with the generic title: Upholding the Australian Constitution. They are subsequently published here on our website. Hard copy versions of the Proceedings (including older volumes) may be ordered by using the link in the left-hand menu

Listed below are details of the Society’s most recent volume of the Proceedings that is available on-line. (Please note that all volumes and papers are available in PDF only.)

Volume 26 : 2014 : Melbourne

Proceedings Volume 26 complete

Individual Papers:
(Please note that the page numbering of the individual papers mirrors that of the parent volume for the sake of consistency. A full download of PDF files—as opposed to a browser rendition—is recommended to ensure that embedded URLs work properly.)

Julian Leeser

The Sixth Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration
The Honourable Justice R.R.S. Tracey
The Constitution Goes to War

Chapter One
Professor Anne Twomey
Williams Revisited – The Commonwealth Constrained but Chaplains Resurrected

Chapter Two
The Honourable Gary Johns
Constitutions I Have Known

Chapter Three
Peter Crone
A Voyage Towards Responsible Government: The National Commission of Audit and Reform of the Federation

Chapter Four
Senator David Leyonhjelm
The Case for Competitive Federalism

Chapter Five
Senator Bob Day
The World is Run by those who Show Up

Chapter Six
Antony Green
Toying with the Senate: Re-run of the Senate election in Western Australia and Proposals for Reform

Chapter Seven
Peter Wertheim
The Case against Changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

Chapter Eight
Simon Breheny
The Case for Changing Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act

Chapter Nine
The Honourable Jerrold Cripps
The NSW Independent Commission Against Corruption: Time for a Re-think?

Chapter Ten
Sir David Smith
The Australian Honours System: In the Beginning

Chapter Eleven
Professor David Flint
“The” Republic, Royals and Religion

Chapter Twelve
The Honourable Michael Mischin
State Attorneys-General as First Law Officers and Constitutional Litigants

Obituary: Bryan Pape
Professor George Williams
Bryan Pape and his Legacy to the Law