The ANU Centre for Commercial Law and Centre for International and Public Law are proud to announce a conference to mark the 40th anniversary of the establishment of the Federal Court of Australia. Current and former Federal Court Justices, leading academics and practitioners will consider the Federal Court’s contribution to the development of Australian law.
CPD points available for this event.
The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon, The Hon Justice Mark Weinberg, The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood, The Hon Justice Neil McKerracher, The Hon Justice Alan Robertson, The Hon Justice John Griffiths, The Hon Justice Debra Mortimer, Prof William Gummow AC, Prof Elise Bant, Prof Mick Dodson AM, Prof Mary Keyes, JK Kirk SC, Mr Russell Miller, Assoc Prof Jeannie Paterson, Prof Joellen Riley, Prof Peta Spender, Prof James Stellios, Prof Miranda Stewart and Emeritus Prof Fiona Wheeler.
- Academic full rate: $500
- General full rate: $700
- Dinner: $140
To inquire about concessional rates for full-time students, please email email@example.com.
A collection of papers to be published after the conference. Special conference price available on registration: $80.
Accommodation near the Federal Court of Australia
Below are a selection of hotels, offering a special delegate rate for conference attendees, within a 10 minute walk of the Federal Court of Australia. Please contact the hotel directly to check availability and pricing, and to make a booking. When making a hotel reservation, please state that you are attending the 40th Anniversary of the Federal Court of Australia conference hosted by ANU College of Law.
The role and future of the Federal Court within the Australian judicial system
The Hon Chief Justice James Allsop AO, Federal Court of Australia
Excellence, innovation and courtesy: Federal Court procedure and modernity
Professor Peta Spender, The Australian National University
The Federal Court of Australia and extra-judicial work
Emeritus Professor Fiona Wheeler, The Australian National University
Anti-discrimination: The history of the Federal Court’s human rights jurisdiction
The Hon Justice Debra Mortimer, Federal Court of Australia
How does the court deal with facts on judicial review?
The Hon Justice Alan Robertson, Federal Court of Australia
The Federal Court and constitutional law
The Hon Justice John Griffiths, Federal Court of Australia and Professor James Stellios, The Australian National University
The contribution of the Federal Court to the development of Australian private international law
Professor Mary Keyes, Griffith University
Misleading conduct before the Federal Court: Achievements and challenges
Professor Elise Bant and Associate Professor Jeannie Paterson, University of Melbourne
Developing Australia's competition law: The Federal Court's contribution
Mr Russell Miller AM, MinterEllison
National approaches to the conduct of intellectual property litigation in the Federal Court of Australia
The Hon Justice Andrew Greenwood, Federal Court of Australia
The Gatekeeper Court – for the revenue or the taxpayer?
Professor Miranda Stewart, The Australian National University
Native title law
Professor Mick Dodson AM, The Australian National University
The conference dinner will be held at Strangers' Dining Room & Lounge at Parliament of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney.
- Dinner speaker: The Hon Sir Gerard Brennan AC KBE GBS
Corporations and insolvency jurisdiction of the Federal Court – From passer-by to chameleon lodger
The Hon Justice Michelle Gordon, High Court of Australia
Professor William Gummow AC, The Australian National University
The law of admiralty: An ancient regime in a modern era
The Hon Justice Neil McKerracher, Federal Court of Australia
Employment and industrial relations
Professor Joellen Riley, University of Sydney
Federal Indictable Offences: Has the autochthonous expedient run its course?
The Hon Justice Mark Weinberg, Court of Appeal, Supreme Court of Victoria
The Federal Court and the development of the nation
JK Kirk SC, NSW Bar