Thursday 25 July 2019

 Public Lecture
6:00 pm

Engineers: The Drama of its Day in the Climate of its Era


  • The Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler AC (High Court of Australia)

Friday 26 July 2019
Woodward Conference Centre
Melbourne Law School

8:30 amRegistration and coffee
9:00 am

Session One
Engineers: The Next 100 Years


  • Dr Stephen Donaghue QC (Commonwealth Solicitor General)
    Spence v Queensland
  • Laureate Professor Emeritus Cheryl Saunders AO (Melbourne Law School)
    Would you recommend this case to others? Engineers and Constitution building
  • Emeritus Professor Jeff Goldsworthy (Melbourne Law School)
    Engineers and Interpretive Methodology
10:30 amMorning Tea
Woodward Conference Centre Foyer

11:00 am

Session Two
The Constitution and National Security: Internal and External


  • Mr Bret Walker SC (Fifth Floor St James Hall Chambers)
    National Security and the Constitution: The Blurred Line between the Internal and the External
  • Associate Professor Cameron Moore (UNE/ANU/UOW)
    Limiting the Indefinable? Use of Force under the War Prerogative and the Foreign Affairs Prerogative
12:30 pmLunch
Woodward Conference Centre Foyer

2:00 pm

Session Three
Constitutional Dimensions of Property


  • Professor Michael Crommelin AO (Melbourne Law School)
    Non-Statutory Executive Power over Public Land and Resources
  • Mr Graeme Hill (Owen Dixon Chambers West)
    Compensation for Extinguishment of Native Title: The Case of Timber Creek
  • Dr Lael (Lulu) Weis (Melbourne Law School)
    ‘On Just Terms’, Revisited
3:30 pmAfternoon Tea
Woodward Conference Centre Foyer

4:00 pm

Session Four
Recent Developments in Freedom of Political Communication


  • Professor Adrienne Stone (Melbourne Law School)
    Abortion Protests and the Limits of Free Political Communication
  • Mr Craig Lenehan (Fifth Floor St James Hall Chambers)
    Public Servants, Elections, and Freedom of Political Communication
  • Dr Anne Carter (Deakin Law School)
    Proportionality Analysis and Facts
5:30 pmEnd of Conference
5:45 pmBook Launch
Woodward Conference Centre Foyer

Dr Dylan Lino (UWA), Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State (Federation Press, 2018)

Remarks: Professor Marcia Langton AM

7:00 pmConference Dinner
Woodward Dining Room, Level 10, Melbourne Law School

After-dinner Speaker: The Hon. Kenneth M Hayne AC QC – ‘On Royal Commissions’