Plaintiff M68/2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Date & time
6–7pm Wednesday 23 March 2016
Law Theatre, ANU College of Law, Building 5, Fellows Road, The Australian National University
Dilan Thampapillai, ANU College of Law
Professor Fiona Wheeler, ANU College of Law
Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, ANU College of Law


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The ANU College of Law’s Centres for International and Public Law and Commercial Law, in association with the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, will hold a seminar to consider the High Court’s recent decision in Plaintiff M68/2015 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2016] HCA 1. The decision raises a number of important issues, including the scope of Commonwealth executive and judicial power, the agency aspects of Commonwealth contracting and the implications for Australia’s obligations under the Refugee Convention.

Dilan Thampapillai is a Senior Lecturer with the ANU College of Law. His research interests include copyright law, food security and free speech. He has written a book on Contract Law with Oxford University Press and a book on Australian Commercial Law with Cambridge University Press.

Professor Fiona Wheeler is a scholar of the Australian Constitution who has researched and published on public law issues for over two decades. She has a particular interest in courts and the judicial system.

Associate Professor Matthew Zagor, Director of Law Reform and Social Justice, has 20 years’ experience as a human rights advocate, practitioner and scholar. His recent research is in the field of comparative constitutional law and critical approaches to international refugee law. 

Please note the event is capped at 150 attendees. 

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