The Conversation is running a series of explainers on key moments in Australian political history, looking at what happened, its impact then, and its relevance to politics today.
Nicole Leong is the recipient of the Dean's International Student Prize and Elizabeth Allen Prize for Foundations of Australian Law.
Professor Mick Dodson AM, Director of the National Centre for Indigenous Studies and professor of law at ANU College of Law will give a keynote address at the Four Winds Festival in Bermagui.
Honorary Professor Peter Bailey AM OBE worked closely with seven prime ministers over four decades and at age 59 he swapped policy for teaching and research at the ANU College of Law. This week, after 30 years at ANU Law, Professor Bailey will finally retire.
On Friday 2 December a conference celebrating the achievements of Michael Coper will be held in the Common Room, University House. Michael is a “big picture” person whose vision has always focused on the future. The conference’s title, “New Ways Forward”, with its tone of energy and optimism, could not be more fitting for an event celebrating the career of Michael Coper and reinforcing the continuing beneficial effects of his achievements.
ANU College of Law lecturer Moeen Cheema has been granted an Australia Awards Fellowship to assist with reform of the criminal justice system in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister Julie Bishop announced the awards earlier this week.
The Public Law Weekend enables ANU Law's Centre for Public Law to bring together a broad cross-section of the public law community including the judiciary, government, academia and the profession. The weekend provides an opportunity for practitioners, lawmakers and scholars to connect, engage and collaborate.
Loose and reckless civil rights talk increasingly characterises populist politics, from protecting citizens’ “rights” by opposing immigration to promoting “free speech” rights by permitting racist conduct. Simon Rice explores what civil rights actually are, and how easily the idea of "rights" can be used and abused in public debate.
ANU Constitutional Law expert, Associate Professor James Stellios is to deliver this year’s prestigious Professor Jack Richardson Memorial Oration.
Australia has had just three national plebiscites: two on conscription of troops during the first world war, and a 1977 vote on the national anthem. It seems likely parliament will need to pass the framework legislation for any marriage plebiscite.