A collection of audio and video recordings from our events and interviews with our academic experts.
Professor Mulroy is currently researching and writing a book on US election reform which, among other things, seeks to find lessons from the Australian electoral experience. It will examine the potential of replacing the plurality, winner-take-all system of electing members to the US House of Representatives with a more proportionate system. It will also discuss the gerrymandering problem in the US, along with attempts to address it with (i) judicial scrutiny of gerrymandering and (ii) nonpartisan redist
Kerr always claimed that in dismissing Whitlam he acted in order ‘to protect the Queen’. In the 2017 Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture, Professor Jenny Hocking asks: Why would the Queen need protecting from an Australian political issue? What are the implications of this for our national autonomy as a constitutional monarchy? What did the Palace know about the dismissal? And why is the Queen refusing to lift her embargo on the Palace letters?
In this recording, Professor Sally Engle Merry, of New York University, discusses how infrastructure shapes global governance. Sally addresses this large question through a focus on the infrastructure of measurement at the global level. This work is part of a project in collaboration with Benedict Kingsbury, Paul Mertenskoetter, Thomas Streinz and Nahuel Maisley in which they hope to establish a network of scholars working on the role of infrastructure in global governance.
The Centre for International and Public Law and The Australia Institute are pleased to host a discussion of the High Court’s decision in Brown v Tasmania  HCA 43. Plaintiff in the proceedings, environmentalist and former Senator, Bob Brown, speaks about the background to the litigation. Associate Professor Amelia Simpson from the ANU Law School discusses the constitutional issues.
In this video recorded at ANU on 20th November 2017 ANU constitutional law expert Associate Professor Amelia Simpson discusses the High Court’s decision in Brown v Tasmania  HCA 43 with Bob Brown.
This is an audio recording of a 'Letter to the land' which ANU Law PhD candidate Justine Poon wrote for an artwork currently featuring in an exhibition at the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACCA) in Melbourne.
Written and recorded by Justine Poon. Commissioned by the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne for Bik Van der Pol Letters to the Land, as part of the exhibition Greater Together, 2017.
The Hon Justice Richard Refshauge is awarded his Alumnus of the Year - Philanthropy award from the Chancellor, Gareth Evans at the 2017 ANU Alumni Awards Gala.
Listen to Justice Refshauge's full speech on charity, justice and why no person who enters his courtroom is a second class citizen.
An exciting collaboration between the ABC, the ANU Centre for Law, Arts and the Humanities, and the National Library of Australia - featuring Alexis Wright, Miles Franklin award-winning author of Carpentaria and The Swan Book; Peter Singer, the most wide-ranging and influential philosopher in the world today; Russell Jacoby, author of The End of Utopia and Utopian Thought for an Anti-Utopian Age; and Jacqueline Dutton, an expert on the history of Australian utopias.
Monsters, because the monster is the outsider template par excellence within social theory. Hopeful, because monsters are quintessentially hopeful, they promise a new dawn, and point to the place of the sacred.
Human rights with a vengeance: one hundred years of retributive humanitarianism
Professor Gerry Simpson, The University of Melbourne