When the High Court Went on Strike
Free Public Lecture
185 Pelham Street Carlton
The 2016 Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture: "When the High Court Went on Strike" presented by the Hon. Justice Stephen Gageler.
This lecture covers a little known historical episode from the early history of the High Court when the justices went ‘on strike’. This historical episode will be used as a basis for a broader exploration of the question of judicial independence.
Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture:
In 1958, Ethel Thorpe Southey, better known as Nancy Southey, made a gift to the University of Melbourne to endow a law lectureship in memory of her husband Allen Hope Southey, who had graduated as a Master of Laws in the University in 1917 and died in 1929 at the age of 35.
Thirty years later, the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture again enjoyed the support of the Southey family as they made further donations to build on Nancy Southey’s initiative.
Forty years later, Mr and Mrs Southey’s son, Sir Robert Southey, made a generous gift in his will to the lectureship fund his mother had established.
And in 2008, 50 years later, the five sons of Sir Robert Southey continued the family’s support of the Allen Hope Southey Memorial Lecture at Melbourne Law School.
The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler , High Court of Australia
The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler
High Court of Australia
Stephen John Gageler was appointed to the High Court in October 2012. At the time of his appointment he was SolicitorGeneral of Australia. He is a graduate of the Australian National University and has postgraduate qualifications from Harvard University. He was admitted as a barrister of the Supreme Court of New South Wales in 1989 and was appointed Senior Counsel in 2000. Before his appointment as SolicitorGeneral in 2008, he practised as a barrister extensively throughout Australia principally in constitutional law, administrative law and commercial law.