"The Vanishing Trial", Supreme and Federal Courts Judges Conference, Sydney, Wednesday 23 January 2008


"Written Advocacy" A paper delivered as part of the Continuing Legal Education Program of the Victorian Bar, 5 and 26 March 2007


Concerning Judicial Method - Fifty Years on, Fourteenth Lucinda Lecture, Monash University Law School, Tuesday, 17 October 2006


Advocacy and Special Leave Applications in the High Court of Australia, The Victorian Bar - Continuing Legal Education, 22 November 2004 (HTML)

High Court Rules 2004, Introductory Remarks at Seminars for the Legal Profession, October/November 2004 (HTML)

Advocacy in the High Court of Australia, An Address to the Western Australian Bar Association, 25 October 2004 (HTML)

After Dinner Speech, Law of Obligations Conference - 15 July 2004, The University of Melbourne, 15-16 July 2004 (HTML)

Keynote Address at the Insolvency and Trustee Service Australia 5th National Bankruptcy Congress, Melbourne, 13 May 2004 (HTML)

"The High Court of Australia", Round Table of the International Association of Constitutional Law, Melbourne, 4 October 2003 (HTML)

"Restricting Litigiousness", 13th Commonwealth Law Conference, Melbourne, 14 April 2003 (HTML)

"Dispute Resolution and the Rule of Law" Sino-Australian Seminar, Beijing,20-22 November 2002 (HTML)

XX: Keynote Address - Australian Insurance Law Association - National Conference - Melbourne, Thursday, 17 October 2002 - Litigation in the Age of Statutes" (HTML)

Opening address by the Hon. Justice K.M. Hayne, AC at the Centre for Commercial Law Conference 2002 "Commercial Law - Private Business/Public Concern" Monday, 30 September 2002 Australian National University (HTML)

Leo Cussen Lecture, "Lessons From The Rear-View Mirror", Melbourne, 31 October 2001 (HTML)

The Fourth Fiat Justitia Lecture, Letting Justice be Done Without the Heavens Falling, Monash University, 21 March 2001 (HTML)

Reply to the Honourable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, "Remarks on Judicial Independence: the Situation of the U.S. Federal Judiciary", Melbourne, 1 February 2001 (HTML)

Keynote Address, Judicial Conference of Australia, Melbourne, 13 November 1999, "Australian Law in the Twentieth Century" (HTML)

Opening of the Centre for Commercial Law, Australian National University, Wednesday, 12 May 1999 (HTML)

An Address to the Readers of the Bar Practice Course, Brisbane, 24 February 1999 "Judicial Case Management and the Duties of Counsel" (HTML)


European Australian Business Council, Luncheon Address, 10 November 2016, Sydney (PDF 274K) (RTF 119K)

Launch of the Fourth Edition of Cowen and Zines's Federal Jurisdiction in Australia, 10 November 2016, Sydney (PDF 183K) (RTF 105K)

Beyond our Borders: A Judiciary and Profession Looking Outwards, Australian Bar Association & Victorian Bar, National Conference, 27 October 2016, Melbourne (PDF 193K) (RTF 158K)

The Changing Face of Judicial Leadership: A Western Australian Perspective, David Malcolm Annual Memorial Lecture, 19 October 2016, Fremantle (PDF 287K) (RTF 206K)

Criminal Law in the 21st Century, The High Court and Criminal Law, 15th International Criminal Law Congress, 15 October 2016, Adelaide (PDF 229K) (RTF 272K)

Law making in a Representative Democracy: The Durability of Enduring Values, Catherine Branson Lecture Series, 14 October 2016, Adelaide (PDF 278K) (RTF 213K)

Seeing Visions and Dreaming Dreams, Judicial Conference of Australia Colloquium, 7 October 2016, Canberra (PDF 212K) (RTF 161K)

Convergence across National Boundaries In Commercial Law, Renmin University of China Law School, 21 September 2016, Beijing (PDF 250K) (RTF 151K)

Australian Federalism — Fathered by a Son of Wales, Public Law Wales, 15 September 2016, Wales (PDF 280K) (RTF 201K)

The Globalisation of Public Law — A Quilting of Legalities, Cambridge Public Law Conference, 12 September 2016, London (PDF 254K) (RTF 186K)

Vive la difference — two countries two systems, Anglo Australasian Lawyers' Society, 9 September 2016, London (PDF 366K) (RTF 219K)

Legal Change and Social Change, 2016 National Indigenous Legal Conference, 5 September 2016, Canberra (PDF 192K) (RTF 112K)

Seeking Higher Things in Higher Education - The Case of the Lawyers, Campion Lecture, St Aloysius College, Kirribilli, Sydney, 18 August 2016 (PDF 416K) (RTF 256K)

Giving and Taking Offence, Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration, Adelaide, 13 August 2016 (PDF 278K) (RTF 214K)

Legal Change - The Role of Advocates, Sir Maurice Byers Lecture, Sydney, 22 June 2016 (PDF 357K) (RTF 277K)

The State of the Australian Judicature, Law Council of Australia and Australian Bar Association, Hobart, Tasmania, 29 April 2016 (PDF 260K) (RTF 177K)

Arbitration and Public Policy, 2016 Goff Lecture, Hong Kong, 18 April 2016 (PDF 308K) (RTF 272K)

Transnational Dispute Resolution, Supreme and Federal Court Judges' Conference, Brisbane, 25 January 2016 (PDF 284K) (RTF 212K)

Convergence of Commercial Laws — Fence Lines and Fields
Doing Business Across Asia — Legal Convergence in an Asian Century Conference, Singapore, 22 January 2016 (PDF 383K) (RTF 259K)


The Role of Courts in Competition Law, Asian Competition Forum 2015, Hong Kong, 30 November 2015 (PDF 297K) (RTF 257K)

Old but not Obsolete - The Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Australia) Ltd Centenary Gala Dinner, Sydney, 24 November 2015 (PDF 181K) (RTF 82K)

The Fine Art of Giving and Taking Offence, Birkenhead Lecture, Gray's Inn, London, 18 November 2015 (PDF 316K) (RTF 310K)

28th Annual LAWASIA Conference, Welcoming Remarks at Opening of LAWASIA Conference, Sydney, 6 November 2015 (PDF 88K) (RTF 60K)

Australian Law Reform Commission, 40th Anniversary Celebration, Sydney, 23 October 2015 (PDF 169K) (RTF 88K)

The Racial Discrimination Act: A 40 Year Perspective, Inaugural Kep Enderby Lecture, Sydney, 22 October 2015 (PDF 360K)                 (RTF 270K)

Judicial Colloquium - Equitable Compensation, Hong Kong, 23 September 2015 (PDF 345K) (RTF 141K)

The Constitution of the Commonwealth of Australia — History, Principle and Interpretation, Australian National University, Canberra, 1 October 2015 (PDF 232K) (RTF 120K)

The Unbearable Lightness of Being an Intellectual Property Lawyer, Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, WA Branch, Perth, 16 September 2015 (PDF 191K) (RTF 123K)

Three Virtuous Things - the Charter the University and the Law School, Murdoch University Law School, Murdoch, 15 September 2015 (PDF 232K) (RTF 99K)

Ethics and Public Office, Sir Zelman Cowen Memorial Oration, Monash University, Melbourne, 10 September 2015 (PDF 280K) (RTF 218K)

One Justice - Many Voices, Language and the Law Conference, Darwin, 29 August 2015 (PDF 251K) (RTF 155K)

The Relevance of Difference - Equal Justice and Equality before the Law, Faculty of Law and UTS Law Society, University of Technology, Sydney, 27 August 2015 (PDF 277K) (RTF 186K)

Statutory Interpretation and Rationality in Administrative Law, Australian Institute of Administrative Law, Canberra, 23 July 2015 (PDF 231K) (RTF 212K)

Measure not on the Scale of Perfection, 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science, Adelaide, 22 July 2015 (PDF 194K) (RTF 118K)

Lawyers, Causes and Passion, EDO NSW 30th Anniversary Dinner, Sydney, 25 June 2015 (PDF 198K) (RTF 129K)

Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity National Roundtable — Access to Justice for Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Women Opening Remarks, Canberra, 24 June 2015 (PDF 210K) (RTF 74K)

Harold Ford Memorial Lecture, Trusts and Statutes, Melbourne Law School, 20 May 2015 (PDF 311K) (RTF 291K)

ISDS Litigating the Judiciary, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Centenary Conference, Hong Kong, 21 March 2015 (PDF 336K)  (RTF 260K)

Equal Justice and Cultural Diversity The General Meets the Particular, Cultural Diversity and the Law Conference, Sydney, 14 March 2015 (PDF 268K) (RTF 192K)

The Moving Finger Writes and, Having Writ, Rewrites, Bannerman Lecture, Sydney, 26 February 2015 (PDF 380K) (RTF 224K)

The High Court, The Constitution and Australian Politics, Book Launch, Sydney, 13 February 2015 (PDF 74K) (RTF 148K)

Hellenic Australian Lawyers Association Incorporated, Queensland Chapter Launch, Brisbane, 30 January 2015 (PDF 147K) (RTF 82K)


Common Law Constitutionalism, Robin Cooke Lecture, Wellington, New Zealand, 27 November 2014 (PDF 116K) (RTF 276K)

Opening of Owen Dixon Chambers West Extension, Melbourne, 7 November 2014 (PDF 48K) (RTF 98K)

Statutory Interpretation in Australia, University House, Australian National University, Canberra, 24 October 2014 (PDF 172K) (RTF 79K)

Curriculum Change - A Multidimensional Task, Curriculum Review at the Law School of the University of New South Wales, 20 October 2014 (PDF 49K) (RTF 100K)

National Judiciaries in a Global Economy, International Association for Court Administration - 7th International Conference, Sydney, 24 September 2014 (PDF 85K) (RTF 194K)

Trade Law and the Australian Courts - Law Council of Australia 2014 - International Trade Law Symposium, Canberra, 18 September 2014 (PDF 87K) (RTF 214K)

Legal Practice in a Global Neighbourhood, Newcastle Law School — University of Newcastle, 8 August 2014 (PDF 347K) (RTF 287K)

Investor-State Dispute Settlement — A Cut Above the Courts?, Supreme and Federal Courts Judges' Conference, Darwin, 9 July 2014     (PDF 240K) (RTF 252K)

Pericleans, Plumbers and Practitioners Book Launch, Monash University Law School 50th Anniversary, Melbourne, 28 June 2014                (PDF 160K) (RTF 136K)

Federal Circuit Court - History Repeats Itself, Melbourne, 1 May 2014 (PDF 51K) (RTF 101K)

Australasian Legal History Libraries - A Large Step Forward, Sydney, 30 April 2014 (PDF 161K) (RTF 70K)

The Idea of a Law School named after Thomas More, Launch of Thomas More Law School, Australian Catholic University, Melbourne 23 April 2014 (PDF 190K) (RTF 121K)

Bending Words: The Fine Art of Interpretation, University of Western Australia, Faculty of Law, Guest Lecture Series, Perth, 20 March 2014 (PDF 103K) (RTF 188K)

Pro Bono Publico - Cui Bono?, Law Summer School, Perth, 21 February 2014 (PDF 222K) (RTF 235K)


Legal Limits, Book Launch, Perth, 17 December 2013 (PDF 165K) (RTF 126K)

Inglis Clark - A Living Force, Andrew Inglis Clark and the Building of the Australian Nation Conference, Parliament House, Canberra, 8 November 2013 (PDF 219K) (RTF 168K)

Poetry and Public Law, New South Wales Bar, Constitutional & Administrative Law Branch Annual Dinner, Sydney, 7 November 2013 (PDF 81K) (RTF 210K)

Singapore - Where Common Law and Constitutions Meet, Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society Breakfast Address, Sydney, 21 October 2013 (PDF 140K) (RTF 163K)

Justice in the Eye of the Beholder, Law & Justice Foundation, Sydney, 21 October 2013 (PDF 52K) (RTF 156K)

South Australia and the Australian Constitution, John Bray Oration, Adelaide, 14 October 2013 (PDF 318K) (RTF 389K)

Justice in Arms: Military Lawyers in the Australian Army's First One Hundred Years, Book Launch, Canberra, 2 October 2013 (PDF 39K) (RTF 101K)

The Rule of Law as a Many Coloured Dream Coat, Singapore Academy of Law, Singapore, 18 September 2013 (PDF 313K) (RTF 346K)

Historical Foundations of Australian Law, Book Launch, Sydney, 22 August 2013 (PDF 103K) (RTF 68K)

International Commercial Dispute Resolution and the Place of Judicial Power, International Commercial Law and Arbitration Conference, Sydney, 22 August 2013 (PDF 219K) (RTF 273K)

If they could see us now - what would the founders say?, John Curtin Prime Ministerial Library 2013 Anniversary Lecture, Perth, 18 July 2013 (PDF 332K) (RTF 384k)

The future is not what it used to be - Australian Law Students' Association Conference, Perth, 15 July 2013 (PDF 160K) (RTF 105K)

Why Rome and not Hong Kong - the Australian Bar at Large, Rome, 2 July 2013 (PDF 239K) (RTF 258K)

Law - Complexity and Moral Clarity, Mildura, 19 May 2013 (PDF 51K) (RTF 182K)

The Past - not such a Foreign Country, Perth, 16 May 2013 (PDF 168K) (RTF 73K)

Religion and the Constitution, Perth, 14 May 2013 (PDF 270K) (RTF 256K)

Property, Planning and Human Rights, Canberra, 25 March 2013 (PDF 59K) (RTF 212K)

Australian Migration and Settlement Awards, Parliament House, Canberra, 18 March 2013 (PDF 17k) (RTF 80k)

Essential and Defining Characteristics of Courts in an Age of Institutional Change, Adelaide, 21 January 2013 (PDF 70K) (RTF 265K)


The Interrogation That Never Ends, 50th Anniversary of the Professor Harry Messel International Science School, Sydney, 27 November 2012 (PDF 68k) (RTF 98k)

Judges and Academics - Dialogue of the Hard of Hearing, Inaugural Patron's Lecture, Australian Academy of Law, Sydney, 30 October 2012 (PDF 60k) (RTF 212k)

Two Chapters about Judicial Power, Peter Nygh Memorial Lecture 2012, 15th National Family Law Conference, Hobart, 15 October 2012 (PDF 129k) (RTF 280k)

Book Launch: Privatising the Public University The Case of Law by Margaret Thornton, Australian National University, Canberra, 4 October 2012 (PDF 156k) (RTF 100k)

GA Kennedy AO - A Man Worthy of Memory, University of Western Australia, Perth, 24 September 2012 (PDF 100k) (RTF 160k)

Women Lawyers in a Public World, Australian Women Lawyers Association Fourth National Conference, Australian National University, Canberra, 11 August 2012 (PDF 160k) (RTF 92k)

The Courts and the Parliament, Queensland Supreme Court Seminar, Brisbane, 4 August 2012 (PDF 224k) (RTF 240k)

Wisdom's Legacy, Francis Burt Chambers 50th Anniversary Dinner, Perth, 28 July 2012 (PDF 108k) (RTF 92k)

A Public Law Perspective on Intellectual Property, Melbourne, 25 July 2012 (PDF191K) (RTF318K)

Public Law - An Australian Perspective, Scottish Public Law Group, Edinburgh, 6 July 2012 (PDF 164k) (RTF 184k)

Human Right Protection in Australia and the United Kingdom: Contrasts and Comparisons, Anglo-Australasian Lawyers Society and Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association, London, 5 July 2012 (PDF 216k) (RTF 304k)

Appellate Advocacy in the High Court of Australia, World Bar Conference, London, 29 June 2012 (PDF 84k) (RTF 108k)

Unelected Judges in a Representative Democracy, St Thomas More Society, Sydney, 22 June 2012 (PDF228K) (RTF204K)

Cooperation and Convergence - Judiciaries and the Profession, Commonwealth Lawyers Association Regional Conference, Sydney, 21 April 2012 (PDF 92k) (RTF 168k)

Horses for Courses, National Symposium, International Legal Services Advisory Council, Canberra, 16 March 2012 (PDF 264k) (RTF 92k)

Tax and the Constitution, Tax Institute 27th National Convention, Canberra, 14 March 2012 (PDF 123k) (RTF 114k)

Deakin Law School 20th Anniversary Dinner, Geelong, 18 February 2012 (PDF 39k) (RTF 58k)

Litigating in a Statutory Universe, Victorian Bar Association 2nd Annual CPD, Melbourne, 18 February 2012 (PDF 639k) (RTF 184k)


Aboriginal Women's Legal Education Trust - Launch, Supreme Court of Western Australia, 15 December 2011 (PDF 88k) (RTF 64k)

The Judicial Function in an Age of Statutes, 2011 Goldring Memorial Lecture, Wollongong, 18 November 2011 (PDF 773k) (RTF 217k)

Sir Frank Kitto Lecture, University of New England, Armidale, 23 September 2011 (PDF 144k) (RTF 140k)

University of New South Wales, Law School 40th Anniversary, Sydney, 17 September 2011 (PDF 60k) (RTF 52K)

Closing Address - Asia Pacific Model UN Conference - Final Plenary Session, Canberra, 15 July 2011 (PDF 32K) (RTF 32K)

Trials of Advocacy - The Australian Bar Association Bar Readers' Trial Advocacy Course - Closing Dinner, Perth,
08 July 2011 (PDF 55K) (RTF 52K)

Legal Education in Australia - A Never Ending Story, Australasian Law Teachers' Association Conference, Brisbane,
4 July 2011 (PDF 162K) (RTF 155K)

Public Office and Public Trust, Seventh Annual St Thomas More Forum Lecture, Canberra, 22 June 2011 (PDF 112K) (RTF 88K)

Judging Science - 13th Greek/Australian International Legal and Medical Conference, 30 May 2011 (PDF 136K) (RTF 140K)

The Northern Territory - A Celebration of Constitutional History, Centenary of the Northern Territory Supreme Court Kriewaldt Lecture, Darwin, 23 May 2011 (PDF 144K) (RTF 158K)

The Role of the Courts in Migration Law, Migration Review Tribunal and Refugee Review Tribal Annual Members' Conference, Torquay, Victoria, 25 March 2011 (PDF 152k) (RTF 161k)

Occasional Address, Graduation Ceremony, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Western Australia, Perth, 22 March 2011 (PDF 40k) (RTF 38k)

The Judiciary in an Age of Global Interdependence, International Association for Court Administration Conference, Bogor, Indonesia, 15 March 2011 (PDF 101K) (RTF 91.5K)

Albritton Lecture, School of Law, University of Alabama, USA, 18 January 2011 (PDF 100K) (RTF 208K)

"Liberty and Law in Australia", School of Law, Washington University, St Louis, USA, 14 January 2011(PDF 171K) (RTF 288K)


 "Law and Justice Outside the CBD", Rural and Regional Law & Justice Conference, Deakin University, Warrnambool, 20 November 2010 (PDF 59K) (RTF 108K)

The Interface between Equitable Principles and Public Law, Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners, Sydney, 29 October 2010 (PDF 162k) (RTF 210K)

"One Small Town", The Law Society of New South Wales Annual Member's Dinner, Sydney, 28 October 2010

(PDF 48K) (RTF 74K)

Procedural Fairness - Indispensable to Justice?, Sir Anthony Mason Lecture, The University of Melbourne Law School, Law Students' Society, Melbourne, 7 October 2010 (PDF 147k)

Singers of songs and dreamers of plays, Victorian Bar Association Annual Dinner, Melbourne, 3 September 2010 (PDF)

"It's Not Whether You Win or Lose...", Northern Territory Bar Association Annual Dinner, Darwin, 14 August 2010 (PDF)

A Complicated Brief - The Corporations Law Adviser, Business Law Section, Law Council of Australia, Corporations Law Workshop Dinner, Canberra, 31 July 2010 (PDF)

Administrative Justice - Words in Search of Meaning, Australian Institute of Administrative Law Annual Conference - National Administrative Law Forum 2010, Sydney, 22 July 2010 (PDF)

John Forrest: Founding Father from the Far West, National Archives of Australia Constitution Day Lecture, Canberra, 8 July 2010 (PDF)

Courts in a Representative Democracy, University of Southern Queensland, Toowomba, 25 June 2010 (PDF)

Justice as Fairness - A Contested Ideal, University of Western Sydney Biennial Dinner, Sydney, 7 May 2010 (PDF)

Welcome to High Court, 15th National Schools Constitutional Convention Dinner, Canberra, 24 March 2010 (PDF)

Interacting with Diversity: Australian Judges and Regional Courts, Australian Institute of International Affairs - ACT Branch, Canberra, 12 March 2010 (PDF)

Theories of Everything and Constitutional Interpretation - 2010 Constitutional Law Conference Dinner, University of New South Wales - Gilbert &: Tobin Centre of Public Law, Sydney, 19 February 2010 (PDF)

The Executive Power - Inaugural George Winterton Lecture, Sydney Law School, Sydney, 18 February 2010 (PDF)

Protecting Human Rights Without a Bill of Rights, John Marshall Law School, Chicago, 26 January 2010 (PDF)

Constitutional Review of Executive Decisions - Australia's US Legacy, John Marshall Law School - Chicago Bar Association, 25 and 28 January 2010 (PDF)

Australia's Constitutional Evolution, John Fordham Law School Constitutional Law Master Class, New York, 20 January 2010 (PDF)


The Future of Australian Constitutionalism, International and Comparative Perspectives on Constitutional Law: A 21st Anniversary Celebration for the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies, Melbourne, 27 November 2009 (PDF)

The Constitution and the Protection of Human Rights, Edith Cowan University Vice-Chancellor's Oration, Perth, 20 November 2009 (PDF)

Judicial Activism - The Boundaries of the Judicial Role, LAWASIA Conference, Ho Chi Minh City, 10 November 2009 (PDF)

Public & Private Law: The Intersection - La Trobe Lecture, Melbourne, 30 October 2009 (PDF)

The Chief Justice and the Governor-General, Melbourne University Law Review Annual Dinner, Melbourne, 29 October 2009 (PDF)

Judicial Education - A Global Phenomenon, The International Organisation for Judicial Training, The Fourth International Conference on the Training of the Judiciary, Sydney, 26 October 2009 (PDF)

The State of the Australian Judicature, The 36th Australian Legal Convention, Perth, 18 September 2009 (PDF)

Notaries - from Stones to Electrons, Australia and New Zealand College of Notaries Biennial Conference, Melbourne, 11 September 2009 (PDF)

The Common Law and the Protection of Human Rights, Anglo Australasian Lawyers Society, Sydney, 4 September 2009 (PDF)

International Law and Australian Domestic Law, Supreme Court of New South Wales Annual Conference, Hunter Valley, 21 August 2009 (PDF)

Surfing the Wavefront, Law Council of Australia Trade Practices Workshop, Yarra Valley, 15 August 2009 (PDF)

Modest Questions - Great Answers, International Committee of the Red Cross and Australian Red Cross, 60th Anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, Canberra, 12 August 2009 (PDF)

Perspectives on Court Annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution, Law Council of Australia - Multi-Door Symposium, Canberra, 27 July 2009 (PDF)

From Light and Life to Genes and Galaxies - 45 Years On, 35th Professor Harry Messel International Science School, Sydney, 13 July 2009 (PDF)

Relaunch of National Archives Exhibition on the High Court at the "Memory of a Nation" Gallery, Canberra, 8 July 2009 (PDF)

Adding Value To Law Making - Australia and New Zealand Scrutiny of Legislation Conference, Canberra, 6 July 2009 (PDF)

In Praise of Unelected Judges - The John Curtin Institute of Public Policy, Public Policy Forum, Perth, 1 July 2009 (PDF)

"Oil and Water?" - International Law and Domestic Law in Australia, The Brennan Lecture, Bond University, 26 June 2009 (PDF)

Federalism in The Supreme Court of India and The High Court of Australia - Second Indo Australian Legal Forum Meet 2009, Canberra, 3 June 2009 (PDF)

James Merralls' AM QC - The Doyen of Law Reporters - 40 Years Editor of the Commonwealth Law Reports, Melbourne, 29 May 2009 (PDF)

In Hope of Convergence - A Regional Perspective on Competition Law, 2009 Competition Law Conference, Sydney, 23 May 2009 (PDF)

Boundary Conditions - The Funding of The Courts Within a Constitutional Framework, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, Australian Court Administrator's Group Conference, Melbourne, 15 May 2009 (PDF)

Don't you know who I am? - Ego and Identity in the Administration of Justice, New South Wales Bar Association, Bench and Bar Dinner, Sydney, 8 May 2009, (PDF)

Science and Judicial Proceedings - Seventy-Six Years On, Medico Legal Society of Victoria, 2 May 2009, (PDF)

Intellectual Property - Living in the Twilight Zone, Licensing Executives Society of Australia and New Zealand, Annual Conference, Canberra, 4 April 2009, (PDF)

The Human Dimension of the Law, University of Canberra - Isaacs Law Society - Law Ball, Canberra, 3 April 2009, (PDF)

Native Title - A Constitutional Shift?, JD Lecture Series, University of Melbourne Law School, 24 March 2009, (PDF)

The Future of Litigation: Dispute Resolution in Jurassic Park? Annual Conference 2009, Bar Association of Queensland, 7 March 2009, (PDF)

Superannuation - A Confluence of Legal Streams, 26 February 2009, (PDF)

"In praise of breadth" - A reflection on the virtues of generalist lawyering, Law Summer School 2009, University of Western Australia, 20 February 2009, (PDF)

Conference on Judicial Reasoning: Art or Science?, Opening Address: Chief Justice Robert French, Australian National University, National Judicial College of Australia and Australian Academy of Forensic Science, Canberra, 7 February 2009, (PDF)


"Swapping Ideas: The Academy, the Judiciary and the Profession", delivered at the Australian Academy of Law 2008 Symposium Series, Melbourne, 1 December 2008, (PDF)

Rolling a Rock Uphill? - Native Title and the Myth of Sisyphus, Judicial Conference of Australia National Colloquium, 10 October 2008, (PDF)

Unleashing the Tiger? - Competition Law in China and Hong Kong, Conference Opening Address, Melbourne Law School, 4 October 2008, (PDF)

Cause for Celebration, Law Council of Australia 75th Anniversary Dinner, 19 September 2008, (PDF)

Law Libraries - Places of Power and Danger, The Art of Information, Australian Law Librarians Association Conference 2008, Perth, 18 September 2008, (PDF)



2005 : FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneAugustSeptember –  October November - December

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2003 : February March April May June July August September October November December

2002 : December

December 2005

15 December 2005
Weiss v The Queen (PDF 14k)
Banditt v The Queen (PDF 11k)
14 December 2005
Manley v Alexander (PDF 14k)
Doyle v Australian Securities and Investments Commission (PDF 15k)
NAIS v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 13k)
8 December 2005
New South Wales v Bujdoso (PDF 15k)
7 December 2005
Neindorf v Junkovic (PDF 11k)
MWJ v The Queen (PDF 10k)
6 December 2005
Park v Brothers (PDF 14k)
VEAL v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 13k)

November 2005

17 November 2005
Ringrow Pty Ltd v BP Australia Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
Commissioner of Taxation (Cth) v Sun Alliance Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
16 November 2005
Travel Compensation Fund v Robert Tambree t/as R Tambree and Associates (PDF 15k)
15 November 2005
Mallard v The Queen (PDF 15k)
Coventry v Charter Pacific Corporation Limited (PDF 14k)

October 2005

21 October 2005
Stevens v The Queen (PDF 11k)
CSR Limited v Eddy (PDF 10k)
Mulligan v Coffs Harbour City Council; Vairy v Wyong Shire Council (PDF 14k)
Combet v Commonwealth (PDF 10k)
6 October 2005
York v The Queen (PDF 11k)
Tabe v The Queen (PDF 14k)
Stevens v Kabushiki Kaisha Sony Computer Entertainment (PDF 15k)
5 October 2005
Waterways Authority v Fitzgibbon (PDF 14k)

September 2005

29 September 2005
Laybutt v Glover Gibbs Pty Ltd as Balfours NSW Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
McNamara v Consumer Tribunal (PDF 11k)
Neilson v Overseas Projects Corporation of Victoria Ltd (PDF 14k)
28 September 2005
CPT Custodian Pty Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (PDF 14k)
27 September 2005
Favell v Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd (PDF 13k)
8 September 2005
Chief Executive Officer of Customs v Granite Arms Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
Jarratt v Commissioner of Police (NSW) (PDF 14k)
Mule v The Queen (PDF 13k)
Ruddock v Taylor (PDF 11k)
7 September 2005
Willett v Futcher (PDF 13k)
Bankstown City Council v Alamdo Holdings Pty Ltd (PDF 11k)
1 September 2005
Theodore v Mistford Pty Ltd (PDF 11k)
APLA Limited v Legal Services Commissioner (NSW) (PDF 11k)

August 2005

31 August 2005
Ruhani v Director of Police (No 2) (PDF 13k)
Ruhani v Director of Police (PDF 11k)
11 August 2005
Polyaire Pty Ltd v K-Aire Pty Ltd (PDF 13k)
10 August 2005
Roncevich v Repatriation Commission (PDF 14k)
Air Link Pty Ltd v Paterson; Agtrack (NT) Pty Ltd v Hatfield (PDF 14k)
4 August 2005
The Queen v Lavender (PDF 13k)
Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs; Ex Parte Ame (PDF 14k)
3 August 2005
Chief Executive Officer of Customs v El Hajje (PDF 14k)

June 2005

23 June 2005
Fingleton v The Queen (PDF 15k)
Povey v Qantas Airways Limited (PDF 14k)
15 June 2005
Roman Catholic Church v Hadba (PDF 14k)
Strong v The Queen (PDF 13k)

May 2005

26 May 2005
NABD of 2002 v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 13k)
25 May 2005
Palgo Holdings Pty Ltd v Gowans (PDF 13k)
20 May 2005
Commissioner of Main Roads v Jones (PDF 13k)
19 May 2005
Allianz Aust v GSF Aust (PDF 14k)
18 May 2005
Markarian v The Queen (PDF 14k)
SAAP v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 14k)

April 2005

27 April 2005
Angas Law Services Pty Ltd v Carabelas (PDF 16k)
Blackadder v Ramsey Butchering Services Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
26 April 2005
Commissioner of Taxation v Stone (PDF 11k)
Commissioner of Taxation v Linter Textiles Australia Ltd (PDF 15k)
21 April 2005
Thompson v Woolworths (Qld) Pty Ltd (PDF 13k)
20 April 2005
Re Chief Commissioner of Police (Vic) (PDF 14k)
7 April 2005
Wilkie v Gordian Runoff Ltd (PDF 14k)
Rich v CGU Insurance Limited (PDF 15k)
6 April 2005
Koehler v Cerebos (Australia) Ltd (PDF 14k)
Czatyrko v Edith Cowan University (PDF 14k)
5 April 2005
Pico Holdings Inc v Wave Vistas Pty Ltd (PDF 15k)

March 2005

10 March 2005
D'Orta-Ekenaike v Victoria Legal Aid (PDF 14k)
9 March 2005
Vigolo v Bostin (PDF 14k)
Amcor Limited v Construction Forestry Mining and Energy Union (PDF 14k)
Minister for Employment and Workplace Relations v Gribbles Radiology Pty Ltd (PDF 13k)
8 March 2005
Ali v The Queen (PDF 13k)
3 March 2005
Griffith University v Tang (PDF 13k)
2 March 2005
NAGV and NAGW v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 14k)

February 2005

10 February 2005
Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Glengallan Investments Pty Ltd (No 2) (PDF 15k)
9 February 2005
Swain v Waverley Municipal Council (PDF 13k)
8 February 2005
State Revenue v Dick Smith Electronics (PDF 10k)
3 February 2005
Kamleh v The Queen (PDF 14k)
Nicholls v The Queen (PDF 15k)

December 2004

9 December 2004
Anikin v Sierra (PDF 14k)
Planning Commission (WA) v Temwood Holdings Pty Ltd (PDF 13k)
8 December 2004
NAFF v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 14k)
7 December 2004
BHP Billiton Ltd v Schultz (PDF 14k)
2 December 2004
Butcher v Lachlan Elder Realty Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
1 December 2004
Hillpalm Pty Ltd v Heaven's Door Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)

November 2004

18 November 2004
Lockwood Security v Doric Products (PDF 11k)
17 November 2004
Jenkins v The Queen (PDF 15k)
ZHU v Treasurer of NSW (PDF 15k)
16 November 2004
Equuscorp Pty Ltd v Glengallan Investments (PDF 15k)
12 November 2004
HTW Valuers (Central Qld) Pty Ltd v Astonland Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
Permanent Trustee Australia Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (Vic) (PDF 16k)
11 November 2004
Toll (FGCT) Pty Ltd v Alphapharm Pty Ltd (PDF 14k)
10 November 2004
Subramaniam v The Queen (PDF 14k)

October 2004

7 October 2004
WACB v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 11k)
Re Woolleys (PDF 11k)
6 October 2004
NT Power Generation Pty Ltd v Power and Water Authority (PDF 14k)
Director of Public Prosecutions (NT) v WJI  (PDF 11k)
1 October 2004
Fardon v Attorney-General (Qld) (PDF 14k)
Baker v The Queen (PDF 11k)

September 2004

9 September 2004
Re Colonel Aird (PDF 14k)
Singh v Commonwealth (PDF 13k)
Rich v Australian Securities and Inverstments Commission (PDF 14k)
8 September 2004
Mulholland v Australian Electoral Commission (PDF 11k)
2 September 2004
Electrolux Home Products Pty Ltd v Australian Workers' Union (PDF 14k)
1 September 2004
Coleman v Power (PDF 107k)

August 2004

6 August 2004
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v Al Khafaji; Al-Kateb v Godwin (PDF 14k)
Behrooz v Secretary, Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 13k)
5 August 2004
Pacific Carriers Ltd v BNP Paribas (PDF 14k)
3 August 2004
Kuligowski v Metrobus (PDF 14k)

June 2004

23 June 2004
Kettering Pty Ltd v Noosa Shire Council (PDF 105k)
17 June 2004
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v SGLB (PDF 108k)
Nth Aust Legal Aid v Bradley (PDF 108k)
16 June 2004
Ostrowski v Palmer (PDF 105k)
15 June 2004
Cole v Sth Tweed Heads Rugby Club (PDF 105k)
Andar Transport Pty Ltd v Brambles Ltd (PDF 107k)

May 2004

27 May 2004
Commissioner of Taxation v Hart (PDF 107k)
S v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 107k)
26 May 2004
Insurance Commission of Western Australia v Container Handlers Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)
20 May 2004
Pinkstone v The Queen (PDF 105k)
19 May 2004
GAS v The Queen (PDF 107k)

April 2004

29 April 2004
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v B (PDF 107k)
28 April 2004
Bayside City Council v Telstra Corp Ltd (PDF 109k)
21 April 2004
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Respondents s152/2003 (PDF 105k)
1 April 2004
Woolcock Street Investments Pty Ltd v CDG Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)

March 2004

30 March 2004
Johnson v The Queen (PDF 105k)
11 March 2004
Network Ten Pty Ltd v TCN Channel Nine (PDF 107k)
Pledge v Roads and Traffic Authority (PDF 108k)
10 March 2004
Kelly v The Queen (PDF 105k)
9 March 2004
Siemens Ltd v Schenker International (Australia) Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)
4 March 2004
Truong v The Queen (PDF 105k)
3 March 2004
Silbert v DPP (WA) (PDF 105k)

February 2004

12 February 2004
Putland v The Queen (PDF 105k)
Alexander v Perpetual Trustees WA Ltd (PDF 105k)
11 February 2004
Gattellaro v Westpac Banking Corporation (PDF 108k)
Bashford v Information Australia (Newsletters) Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)
10 February 2004
Broadcast Australia v Minister Assisting the Minister for Natural Resources (PDF 105k)
5 February 2004
Murphy v Overton Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)
Whisprun Pty Ltd v Dixon (PDF 23k)
4 February 2004
A Solicitor v Council of the NSW Law Society (PDF 107k)

December 2003

11 December 2003
Rural Press Ltd v ACCC (PDF 108k)
Arulthilakan v The Queen (PDF 107k)
Blunden v Commonwealth (PDF 104k)
9 December 2003
Shaw v Mima (PDF 105k)
S395/2002 v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 105k)
4 December 2003
Dossett v TKJ Nominees Pty Ltd (PDF 105k)

November 2003

13 November 2003
Attorney-General (WA) v Marquet (PDF 108k)
12 November 2003
South Sydney City Council v Paliflex Pty Ltd; Paliflex Pty Ltd v Chief Comm. of State Revenue (NSW) (PDF 104k)
Gillard v The Queen (PDF 105k)
11 November 2003
Maroney v The Queen (PDF 104k)
Purvis v New South Wales (PDF 105k)

October 2003

9 October 2003
Hoyts Pty Ltd v Burns (PDF 21k)
8 October 2003
Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 24k)
Visy Paper Pty Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (PDF 21k)
7 October 2003
Romanos v Pentagold Investments Pty Ltd (PDF 25k)
Tanwar Enterprises Pty Ltd v Cauchi (PDF 25k)
2 October 2003
Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 21k)
1 October 2003
Australian Communication Exchange Ltd v Deputy Commissioner of Taxation (PDF 23k)

September 2003

30 September 2003
Victims Compensation Fund Corporation v Brown (PDF 24k)
Russo v Aiello (PDF 21k)
11 September 2003
Rogers v Nationwide News Pty Ltd (PDF 24k)
Dovuro Pty Ltd v Wilkins (PDF 24k)
10 September 2003
John Fairfax Publications Pty Ltd v Rivkin (PDF 21k)
5 September 2003
Chief Executive Officer of Customs v Labrador Liquor Wholesale Pty Ltd (PDF 21k)
3 September 2003
Whisprun Pty Ltd v Dixon (PDF 23k)
2 September 2003
British American Tobacco Australia Ltd v Western Australia (PDF 24k)

August 2003

13 August 2003
News Ltd v South Sydney District Rugby League Football Club Ltd (PDF 24k)
7 August 2003
Amaca Pty Ltd v New South Wales (PDF 25k)
Re Maritime Union of Australia (PDF 25k)
6 August 2003
King v The Queen (PDF 23k)
Suvaal v Cessnock City Council (PDF 21k)
5 August 2003
Dhanhoa v The Queen (PDF 23k)
Gibbs v Mercantile Mutual Insurance (Australia) Ltd (PDF 23k)

July 2003

16 July 2003
Cattanach v Melchior (PDF 24k)

June 2003

19 June 2003
Cook v Benson (PDF 22k)
Neat Domestic Trading Pty Ltd v AWB Ltd (PDF 21k)
18 June 2003
Joslyn v Berryman (PDF 25k)
Gifford v Strang Patrick Stevedoring Pty Ltd (PDF 107k)
17 June 2003
Re Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 24k)

May 2003

29 May 2003
Stanton v The Queen (PDF 21k)
28 May 2003
Eastman v Director of Public Prosecutions (ACT) (PDF 24k)
Shorey v PT Limited (PDF 22k)
8 May 2003
Dranichnikov v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 24k)
Permanent Trustee Australia Ltd v FAI General Insurance Company Ltd (PDF 25k)
7 May 2003
Macleod v The Queen (PDF 23k)
1 May 2003
Trust Company of Australia Ltd v Commissioner of State Revenue (PDF 21k)

April 2003

30 April 2003
Fox v Percy (PDF 20k)
10 April 2003
Oates v Attorney-General (Cth) (PDF 21k)
Ng v The Queen; Fittock v The Queen (PDF 21k)
9 April 2003
Australian Competition and Consumer Commission v CG Berbatis Holdings Pty Ltd (PDF 23k)
Heron v The Queen (PDF 21k)
3 April 2003
Youyang Pty Ltd v Minter Ellison Morris Fletcher (PDF 21k)

March 2003

13 March 2003
The Queen v Soma (PDF 104k)
The Queen v Gee (PDF 20k)
12 March 2003
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs v Wang (PDF 24k)
7 March 2003
Barns v Barns (PDF 22k)

February 2003

13 February 2003
Maurici v Chief Commissioner of State Revenue (PDF 19k)
7 February 2003
Boral Besser Masonry Ltd v Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (PDF 19k)
6 February 2003
New South Wales v Lepore (PDF 22k)
5 February 2003
Austin v Commonwealth (PDF 19k)
4 February 2003
Plaintiff S157/2002 v Commonwealth (PDF 23k)

December 2002

17 December 2002
Members of the Yorta Yorta Aboriginal Community v Victoria (PDF 20k)
Roberts v Bass (PDF 20k)
10 December 2002
Dow Jones and Company Inc v Gutnick (PDF 19k)
5 December 2002
Graham Barclay Oysters Pty Ltd v Ryan (PDF 23k)
Alan Michael Finch v Telstra Super Pty Ltd, 20 October 2010

Pollock v The Queen, 20 October 2010

Workcover Queensland v AMACA Pty Ltd & ANOR, 20 October 2010

 FebruaryMarchAprilMayJuneJulyAugustSeptember –  October November - December


15 December 2006
SZBEL v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 32k)
Gordon v Tolcher in his capacity as liquidator of Senafield Pty Ltd (PDF 32k)
14 December 2006
STCB v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 32k)
VBAO v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 32k)
13 December 2006
Houghton v Arms (PDF 33k)
Clayton v The Queen (PDF 32k)
12 December 2006
New South Wales v Ibbett (PDF 31k)
7 December 2006
Tully v The Queen (PDF 32k)
6 December 2006
Concrete Pty Ltd v Parramatta Design and Developments Pty Ltd (PDF 32k)


15 November 2006
NBGM v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs (PDF 28k)
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v QAAH of 2004 (PDF 29k)
9 November 2006
New South Wales v Commonwealth (PDF 35k)
Magill v Magill (PDF 31k)
8 November 2006
Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs v Nystrom (PDF 32k)


5 October 2006
SZAYW v Minister for Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (PDF 29k)
4 October 2006
Peldan v Anderson (PDF 33k)


28 September 2006
Canute v Comcare (PDF 32k)
Australian Broadcasting Corporation v O'Neill (PDF 31k)
6 September 2006
McKinnon v Secretary, Department of Treasury (PDF 32k)
5 September 2006
Forge v Australian Securities and Investments Commission (PDF 32k)


31 August 2006
Central Bayside General Practice Association Limited v Commissioner of State Revenue (PDF 27k)
30 August 2006
Mobil Oil Australia Pty Ltd v Trendlen Pty Ltd (PDF 31k)
Campbells Cash and Carry Pty Ltd v Fostif Pty Limited (PDF 33k)
3 August 2006
Vasiljkovic v Commonwealth (PDF 33k)


20 July 2006
Bounds v The Queen (PDF 27k)
Mansfield v Director of Public Prosecutions for Western Australia (PDF 30k)
Stingel v Clark (PDF 28k)
Smits v Roach (PDF 31k)
Commissioner of Taxation v Citylink Melbourne Limited (PDF 29k)


22 June 2006
Darkan v The Queen (PDF 33k)
15 June 2006
Brighton Und Refern Plaster Pty Ltd v Boardman; Berowra Holdings Pty Ltd v Gordon (PDF 33k)
SST Consulting Services Pty Ltd v Rieson (PDF 32k)
Island Maritime Limited v Filipowski (PDF 31k)
14 June 2006
Avon Products Pty Ltd v Commissioner of Taxation (PDF 32k)
Koroitamana v Commonwealth (PDF 32k)
Batistatos v Roads and Traffic Authority of New South Wales (PDF 32k)
13 June 2006
Coote v Forestry Tasmania (PDF 32k)
XYZ v Commonwealth (PDF 31k)


18 May 2006
Old UGC Inc v Industrial Relations Commission of New South Wales in Court Session (PDF 32k)
Batterham v QSR Limited (PDF 32k)
Fish v Solution 6 Holdings Limited (PDF 31k)
17 May 2006
Davison v Queensland (PDF 33k)
Queensland v Stephenson (PDF 32k)
16 May 2006
Sweeney v Boylan Nominees Pty Ltd (PDF 31k)
11 May 2006
Theophanous v Commonwealth (PDF 32k)
10 May 2006
Dalton v NSW Crime Commission (PDF 32k)
9 May 2006
Waller v James; Harriton v Stephens (PDF 33k)


13 April 2006
New South Wales v Amery (PDF 32k)
AssetInsure Pty Ltd v New Cap Reinsurance Corporation Limited (PDF 32k)
6 April 2006
Hutchison 3G Australia Pty Ltd v City of Mitcham (PDF 32k)
5 April 2006
Nominal Defendant v GLG Australia Pty Ltd (PDF 32k)
4 April 2006
Adams v Lambert (PDF 30k)


9 March 2006
Nudd v R (PDF 31k)
Sweedman v Transport Accident Commission (PDF 32k)
8 March 2006
Buckley v The Queen (PDF 29k)
7 March 2006
Trustees of the Property of John Daniel Cummins v Cummins (PDF 29k)
2 March 2006
Ferdinands v Commissioner for Public Employment (PDF 29k)
1 March 2006
Phillips v The Queen (PDF 32k)


9 February 2006
Halloran v Minister Administering National Parks and Wildlife Act 1974 (PDF 29k)
8 February 2006
Antoun v The Queen (PDF 32k)
2 February 2006
CSR Ltd v Della Maddalena (PDF 32k)
Alan Michael Finch v Telstra Super Pty Ltd, 20 October 2010

Pollock v The Queen, 20 October 2010

Workcover Queensland v AMACA Pty Ltd & ANOR, 20 October 2010

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