2017

"Courts and the Future of the Rule of Law", speech delivered to the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies conference, 21 July 2017 (PDF 163K) (RTF 99K)

2016

"South Australia's Uniqueness: Challenges and Opportunities for the South Australian Bar", Keynote Address, 2017 Annual Conference, South Australian Bar Association, 25 February 2017 (PDF 214K) (RTF 87K)

The Interaction Between Science and Law - Legal Science or a Science of Law, French CJ Colloquium, University of Western Australia, 24 November 2016 (PDF 278K) (RTF 369K)

Applying Reason to Reasons - Start, Middle and the End, AGS Administrative Law Forum, 11 November 2016, Canberra (PDF 161K) (RTF 193K)

2016

Technology and the Law, Bar Association of Queensland Annual Conference, 27 February 2016 (PDF 161K) (RTF 272K)

2015

Applications for Special Leave in Tax Matters, Bar Association Annual Dinner, 29 October 2015 (PDF 81K) (RTF 241K)

Law Society Dinner, West Australian Circuit, Perth, 13 August 2015 (PDF 76K) (RTF 129K)

Justice Hayne's Contribution to Public Law, Centre for Comparative Constitutional Law Conference, Melbourne, 24 July 2015                        (PDF 91K) (RTF 151K)

 

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2017

"Evidence and truth" (2017) 13 (3) The Judicial Review 249 (PDF 86K)

Chapter IV: The Inter-State Commission and the Regulation of Trade and Commerce under the Australian Constitution (2017) 28 Public Law Review  205 (PDF 100K)

"When the High Court Went on Strike" (2017) 40 Melbourne University Law Review 1098 (PDF 4004K)

Book Review, "Controlling Administrative Power: An Historical Comparison" (2017) The Cambridge Law Journal 76 (2) (PDF 57K)

2016

"The Equitable Duty of Loyalty in Public Office" in Bonyhady (ed,) Finn's Law: An Australian Justice , (Federation Press, 2016). (PDF 730K)

Book Review, "Damages and Human Rights" (2016) 27 Public Law Review  327. (PDF 80K)

'What it is to be a government lawyer' This article is taken from the speech given on the occasion of the launch in April 2016 of 'Without fear or favour: The life of Dennis John Rose AM QC' by Carmel Meiklejohn, Reproduced courtesy of Australian Government Solicitor magazine © Commonwealth of Australia 2016 (PDF 404K)

The intersection of the common law, statute law and notions of fairness    [2016] IFL 15. (PDF 60K)

2015

Whitmore and the Americans: Some American Influences on the Development of Australian Administrative Law" (2015) 38 UNSW Law Journal  1316 (PDF 1140K)

 'Legislative Intention' (2015) 41 Monash University Law Review 1. (PDF 742K)

"The Master of Words: Who Chooses Statutory Meaning" in Connolly and Steward (eds), Public Law in the Age of Statutes, Essays in Honour of Dennis Pearce (Federation Press, 2015) (PDF 1758K)

"James Bryce and the Australian Constitution" (2015) 43 Federal Law Review 177 (PDF 315K)

"Pearls of Wisdom" (2015) 13 Law Society of NSW Journal 21 (PDF 2018K)

"Deference" (2015) 22 Australian Journal of Administrative Law 151 (PDF 193K)

2014

"The Constitutional Dimension" in M Groves (ed), "Modern Administrative Law in Australia: Concepts and Contexts" (2014) (PDF 824K)

 "Collective Irrationality and the Doctrine of Precedent" (2014) 38 Melbourne University Law Review 525 (with Dr Brendan Lim) (PDF 277k)

"Why Write Judgments?" (2014) 36 Sydney Law Review 189 (PDF 412k)

"What is a Question of Law?" (2014) 43 Australian Tax Review 68 (PDF 93k)

"What is Information Technology Doing to the Common Law?" (2014) 39 Australian Bar Review 146 (PDF 82k)

 

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CONFERENCE

30 MAY 2008

 

The Honourable Justice Kiefel

High Court of Australia

2017

"Examining The Judge", speech at the launch of volume 40 of the University of New South Wales Law Journal, 29 May 2017 (PDF 88K)

2016

The James Spigelman Oration 2016, Judicial Legitimacy and the limits of Review, Sydney, 22 November 2016 (PDF 135K)

Legal Research Foundation: The Evidence Act 2006 – 10 years On, Auckland, 23 September 2016 (PDF 169K)

The Protection of Women in the Administration of Criminal Justice in Australia, Australian High Commission Colombo, Sri Lanka, 15 August 2016 (PDF 88K)

Judicial Activists or Champions of Self-Restraint: What Counts for Leadership in the Judiciary?, The General Sir John Monash Leadership Oration, 4 August 2016 (PDF 98K)

"Equality, Proportionality and Dignity: The Guiding Principles for a Just Legal System", The Sir Ninian Stephen Lecture, University of Newcastle Conservatorium Concert Hall, Newcastle, 29 April 2016 (PDF 142K)

2015

Keeping the Criminal Law in 'Serviceable Condition': A Task for the Courts or the Parliament, University of Sydney, 22 October 2015 (PDF 129K)

Magna Carta – Resonances in the Common Law of Australia, Spring Conversazione, Melbourne, 1 October 2015 (PDF 84K) (RTF 498K)

Melbourne Magistrates' Court of Victoria Professional Development Conference, 22 July 2015 (PDF 384K)

2014

Jack Goldring Memorial Lecture, The Unviversity of Wollongong, 31 October 2014 (PDF 145K)

Tristan Jepson Memorial Foundation Lecture, 23 October 2014 (PDF 104K)

Appellate Review of the Facts, The Sir Maurice Byers Lecture, 20 August 2014 (PDF 147K) (RTF 190K)

2013

Section 80 - The Great Constitutional Tautology, The Lucinda Lecture, Monash University, 24 October 2013 (PDF 388K)
(RTF 436k)

 

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The Honourable Justice Kiefel

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2017

"Independence - What does it mean for the Legal Profession?", IBA Conference, International Convention Centre, Sydney, 8 October 2017 (PDF 89K) (RTF 156K)

"Some reflections, following the Brexit decision, on secession, on the roles of Australian and English courts with respect to the validity of executive and legislative action and on responses to controversial decisions of this kind", Anglo Australian Lawyers Association, London, 12 July 2017 (PDF 114K) (RTF 190K)

"The Community of Courts in the Asia Pacific Region", International Association of Women Judges Conference, Amora Jamison Hotel, Sydney, Friday 28 April 2017 (PDF 109K) (RTF 165K)

"Judicial Methods in the 21st Century", Supreme Court Oration Banco Court, Supreme Court, 16 March 2017 (PDF 109K) (RTF 150K)

"Why the Study of Law is Important", The Opening of the University of Queensland's T C Beirne School of Law's newly renovated West Wing of the Forgan Smith Building, Monday 13 March 2017 (PDF 59K) (RTF 110K)

Chief Justice's swearing in speech, High Court of Australia, Canberra, 31 January 2017 (PDF 56K) (RTF 115K)

2016

Freeleagus Oration, "Legal Influences– across centuries and borders", Brisbane, Friday 26 August 2016 (PDF 81K) (RTF 167K)

2015

The Doctrine of Consideration in Contract – Some Historical and Comparative Perspectives, Contracts in Commercial Law Conference, Domain Theatre, Art Gallery, NSW, 18 December 2015 (yet to be published)

"Good Faith in Contractual Performance" - A background paper for the Judicial Colloquium, Hong Kong, September 2015 (PDF 138K) (RTF 272K)

Developments in the law relating to medical negligence in the last 30 years, Greek/Australian International Legal and Medical Conference 2015, 1 June 2015. It will be published in volume XIX of the International Trade and Business Law Review. (PDF 96K) (RTF 258K)

2014

Actions for negligence against barristers in England and Australia, International Malaysia Law Conference, Kuala Lumpur, September 2014, to be published. (PDF 84K) (RTF 100K)

Vienna Report - Australia:  The independence of a meritorious elite:  the government of judges and democracy.   A lecture presented by the Hon Justice Susan Kiefel AC and Professor Cheryl Saunders at the XIX International Congress of Comparative Law, Vienna, Austria, July 2014, to be published in the Springer, Just Gentium Collection, mid 2015. (PDF 163K) (DOCX 51K)

The Individual Judge (2014) 88 ALJ 554, Sir Richard Blackburn Lecture, 13 May 2014.

2013

Lessons from a "conversation" about restitution (2014) 88 ALJ 176, WA Lee Lecture in Equity, 14 November 2013.

Social Justice and the Constitution - freedoms and protections (2013) 20 JCULR 6,  Mayo Lecture, James Cook University, 24 May 2013. 

"On being a judge", Public Lecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 15 January 2013. (PDF 196K) (RTF 212K)

The Constitutionalisation of Free Trade by the High Court of Australia and the Court of Justice of the European Union:  Freedom of Trade and Commerce under Section 92 of the Australian Constitution.  This is a revised and updated transcript of a seminar presented at the Centre for Financial Regulation and Economic Development, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 14 January 2013, published in the Global Journal of Comparative Law  3:1. 

2012

Reasons for judgment: objects and observations, Sir Harry Gibbs Law Dinner, University of Queensland, 18 May 2012. (PDF 68K) (RTF 148k)

Practice at the Bar - what has changed and what remains the same, Bar Association of Queensland Annual Conference, Practice in the Modern Era, 3 March 2012 (PDF 34k) (RTF 139k)

2011

Proportionality - a rule of reason (2012) 23 PLR 85, 2011 Sir Anthony Mason Lecture, University of Melbourne Law School, 7 October 2011.

2010

The use of constitutional supra principles by Judges, Plenary Session IV, VIII World Congress of the International Association of Constitutional Law, Mexico City, 10 December 2010 (PDF 76k) (RTF 51k)

Comparative analysis in judicial decision-making: the Australian experience, Max Planck Institute, 12 July 2010 (PDF 141k)
Published in: Bd 75, Heft 2 (April 2011), Rabels Zeitschrift für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht  354-370

Ethics and the Profession of the Lawyer, Queensland Law Society, The Vincents' 48th annual Symposium 2010, 26 March 2010 (PDF 59k) (RTF 79k)

Oral Advocacy — the Last Gasp?, Supreme & Federal Court Judges' Conference, Canberra, 27 January 2010 (PDF 72k) (RTF 81k)

2009

Address to Graduates, UQ Centre, The University of Queensland, St Lucia Campus, 8 December 2009 (PDF 28k) (RTF 33k)

Section 92: markets, protectionism and proportionality - Australian and European perspectives, Monash Law School's 17th Lucinda Lecture, 19 November 2009, (2010) 36(2) Mon L R 1

Queensland University of Technology Association of Law and Justice, Annual Dinner, Marriott Hotel, Brisbane, 21 August 2009 (PDF 44k) (RTF 43k)

Occasional Address, Griffith University Graduands, Brisbane Convention Centre, 1 August 2009 (PDF 35k) (RTF 40k)

The Profession of Barrister - Service, Duty and Independence,Bar Practice Course, Banco Court, Supreme Court of Queensland, 20 February 2009 (PDF 69k) (RTF 85k)

2008

"Judicial Independence", North Queensland Law Association Conference, 30 May 2008 (PDF 65k) (RTF 78k)

 

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