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.)

As Volumes 27 and 28 were published in quick succession, details for both volumes appear below (those for Volume 27 lower down on the page).

Volume 28 : 2016 : Adelaide

Complete:
Proceedings Volume 28 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.)

Introduction
Eddy Gisonda

The Eighth Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration
The Honourable Robert French
Giving and Taking Offence

Chapter One
Brendan O’Neill
Hatred: A Defence

Chapter Two
John Roskam and Morgan Begg
Prior v QUT & Ors [2016]

Chapter Three
The Honourable Tony Abbott
Cultural Self-Confidence: That is What is Missing

Chapter Four
The Honourable Chris Kourakis
In re Revenue Taxation & the Federation: The States v The Commonwealth

Chapter Five
Jeffrey Goldsworthy
Is Legislative Supremacy Under Threat?: Statutory Interpretation, Legislative Intention, and Common Law Principles

Chapter Six
Lael K. Weis
Originalism in Australia

Chapter Seven
Simon Steward
Taxation of Multinationals: OECD Guidelines and the Rule of Law

Chapter Eight
James Allan
Australian Universities, Law Schools and Teaching Human Rights

Chapter Nine
Margaret Cunneen
Great Harm to Innocent People: An ICAC story

Chapter Ten
David Smith
The Dismissal: Reflections 40 Years On

Chapter Eleven
Don Morris
Reserve Powers of the Crown: Perils of Definition

Chapter Twelve
Ken Coghill
The Speaker

Chapter Thirteen
Peter Patmore
Clerks of Houses of Parliament

Appendix
Contributors


Volume 27 : 2015 : Canberra

Complete:
Proceedings Volume 27 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.)

Introduction
Julian Leeser

The Seventh Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration
Nicholas Cowdery
Magna Carta: Its History & Enduring Relevance

Chapter One
John O’Sullivan
When Respectability Loses Her Virtue

Chapter Two
James Dalziel
Why Conservatives and Progressives Think Differently: Insights from Moral Psychology

Chapter Three
David Tomkins
Implied Freedoms and Political Donations: The Unions New South Wales and McCloy cases

Chapter Four
Neil Foster
Religious Freedom and the Law in Australia

Chapter Five
Mark Fowler
The Courts and the Marriage Debate

Chapter Six
James Allan
Judicial Appointments: Need for a Policy

Chapter Seven
John Bannon
The Rocky Road of Federal-State Relationships

Chapter Eight
Scott Ryan
Competitive Federalism: A Reassessment

Chapter Nine
Jane Reynolds
Australian Colossus—Sir Henry Parkes, 1815-1896

Chapter Ten
Michael Mischin
Aboriginal Recognition and the Constitution of Western Australia

Chapter Eleven
Julian Leeser
Competing Proposals for Recognition: An Evaluation

Appendix
Contributors