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|George Winterton Memorial Lecture 2014: Professor Fiona Wheeler |
13 February 2014
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'Judges as Royal Commissioners' Reprised: The Involvement of Australian Judges in Extra-Judicial Work
The late George Winterton, Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Sydney, published 'Judges as Royal Commissioners' in the University of New South Wales Law Journal in 1987. In this paper, he claimed there was 'overwhelming' justification for the view 'that judges should generally decline to undertake extra-judicial governmental duties'. This was because the use of judges in such roles 'can endanger public confidence in the independence, impartiality and competence of the judiciary'. At the same time, he argued that the Boilermakers Case'should be overruled' and replaced by a more flexible principle preventing federal courts from exercising functions at odds with their role as repositories of judicial power. Over 25 years later, this lecture reprises the themes - notably the need for judges to avoid controversy arising from contact with political matters - that Winterton explored in this characteristically incisive essay. Drawing on archival research undertaken by the speaker, the lecture will provide a window into the rich - though neglected - history of the involvement of Australian judges in extra-judicial work and explore the reasons why Winterton's arguments remain valid today.
About the Speaker
Fiona Wheeler is a Professor at the Australian National University where she is Deputy Dean, ANU College of Law, and Chair of the ANU Academic Board. Prior to joining ANU, she was an Associate to Justice Mary Gaudron, High Court of Australia. Her research is in the area of constitutional law, with a particular interest in courts and the judicial system, including separation of powers and the history of the High Court, areas in which she has published widely. Her doctorate on the separation of judicial power under the Australian Constitution was awarded the ANU JG Crawford Prize. She has previously served the ANU College of Law as Sub-Dean, Director of Research and Head of School. In the first half of 2009, she was based at the National Library of Australia as an Honorary Harold White Fellow. She has served on the Executive of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law and is a member of the Australian Academy of Law.
About the Lecture
The late George Winterton, Professor of Constitutional Law in the University of Sydney, was one of Australia's foremost experts on the Constitution and constitutional law, with an international reputation. He is remembered as an outstanding scholar and teacher to generations of colleagues, students and the legal profession. His influence on Australian constitutional law and policy has been profound. He was an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales; a member of the Constitutional Commission 1985-87 and of the Republic Advisory Committee 1993; an Appointed Delegate to the Constitutional Convention 1998; and foundation member of the Council and Trustees of The Constitution Education Fund Australia. He was the founding editor of Constitutional Law and Policy Review and author of the seminal book on executive power, Parliament, the Executive and the Governor-General. He was the lead author of the influential textbook Australian Federal Constitutional Law, currently being carried into its third edition by Professor Winterton's academic colleagues. This lecture series was inaugurated in 2010 to commemorate this outstanding contribution and to maintain this legacy of high and uncompromising standards in constitutional law, of considered and dispassionate reflection on constitutional issues, and of dedicated service to the Academy, the Commonwealth and the Constitution.
Lawyers/barristers: attendance at this seminar is equal to 1.5 MCLE/CPD units.
Immediately following the lecture, The Hon. Thomas Bathurst QC, Chief Justice of NSW, will launch the book Winterton's Australian Federal Constitutional Law: Commentary & Materials 3rd edition(Thomas Reuters, 2013). The launch will take place in in the foyer of the Banco Court. You are invited to proceed there for the launch after the lecture.
Friends and colleagues of the late Professor George Winterton areinvited to make a gift to the Memorial Fund named in his honor. Gifts to the Fund will support activities at Sydney Law School in the area of Constitutional Law in memory of Professor Winterton. For further information or to make your gift, please contact Professor Peter Gerangelos, Convenor of the Winterton Memorial Fund and Winterton Lecture Series on (02) 9351 0200 or email@example.com
|Employment Relations and the Law Seminar Series 2014 |
12 March 2014
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This popular annual series is made up of 10 evening seminars and provides an introduction to the current regulation of employment and labour relations in Australia. The seminars will be presented by a number of qualified academics and lawyers with extensive knowledge and experience in the area of employment law.
Topics covered include employers' and employees' rights and obligations under the Fair Work Act and the common law of employment, anti-discrimination law, and the regulation of collective bargaining and industrial action.
Students will be advised of reading material relevant to the series of lectures. A number of the lecturers will also supply students with copies of papers and notes relevant to their presentations.
SEMINAR SCHEDULE (subject to change)
No formal qualifications are required for enrolment, and participants who attend a minimum of eight (8) seminars in the series will be issued with a certificate of attendance.
|ANZSOC 2014 Conference |
1 October 2014 to 3 October 2014
2014 ANZSOC conference:
Testing the edges: Challenging Criminology
Wednesday 1 -Friday 3 October 2014
The 27th annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology conference (ANZSOC) will be held in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia from 1 - 3 October 2014 at the University of Sydney Law School, Camperdown.
Early bird registrations
Early bird available until Monday, 30 June 2014
To register your interest and to receive further information about the conference please email: firstname.lastname@example.orgSave the Date Flyer