This event is part of ANU Law’s Visiting Judges Program.
In this seminar, join Dr Will Bateman and three experts in Commonwealth Constitutional Law as they will discuss the High Court's past and present engagements with Indigenous Australians, including case studies concerning the stolen generation (Kruger v Commonwealth (1997) 190 CLR 1) and whether a non-citizen holder of native title is an "alien" within the meaning of s51(xvii) (Thoms v The Commonwealth).
The three guest speakers are:
- The Hon Justice Melissa Perry of the Federal Court of Australia
- Ms Selena Bateman, Counsel Assisting the Solicitor-General of the Commonwealth
- Ms Subeta Vimalarajah, Counsel, Constitutional Litigation Unit of the Office of General Counsel
Note: This seminar is open to all ANU Law students, and is a very rare opportunity to learn about constitutional law from top-flight practitioners.