Various Published Documentation

High Court lecture series

In July 2010 the Court agreed to host a public lecture series, beginning in the first half of 2011. The lectures, which focus on constitutional and historical themes, are delivered in Courtroom 1 and are presided over by a Justice.

“Who Decides? What Should be Local and What Should be National in Judicial Review?”, by Chief Judge Jeffrey S Sutton, United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, 8 November 2023 (Video)

"More than a Rule book: Identity and the Australian Constitution" by Professor Adrienne Stone, 9 November 2022  (Video/paper)

"Common Law Constitutionalism Again", by The Rt Hon Dame Sian Elias, Chief Justice of New Zealand, 7 November 2018 (PDF)

"Judges, Justice and Public Power: The Constitution and The Rule of Law in South Africa" by The Hon Justice Edwin Cameron, 11 October 2017 (Video / paper)

"The Awkward Question: Will it Write?" by the Hon Nicholas Hasluck AM QC, 5 October 2016  (PDF 100K) (RTF 158K)

"Magna Carta and the Development of the Common Law" by Professor Brand, University of Oxford, 13 May 2015 (Video / paper)

"The Story Behind the Land Boundaries of the Australian States - A Legal and Historical Overview" by Dr Gerard Carney, 10 April 2013 (PDF 415K) (RTF 298K)

"The Unrecognised Reserve Powers" by Professor Anne Twomey, 14 November 2012 (PDF 153K) (RTF 114K)

"Judicial Engagement in the High Court of Australia" by Professor Cheryl Saunders AO, 20 June 2012 (PDF 231K) (RTF 54K)

"Anomalous Occurrences in Unusual Circumstances’? Towards a History of Extra-Judicial Activity by High Court Justices" by Professor Fiona Wheeler, 30 November 2011 (PDF 232K) (RTF 300K)

On 8 June 2011 the inaugural lecture was delivered by Professor John M Williams, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide: ‘Swelling the ranks of the peripatetic unemployed’: The first decade of the High Court of Australia' (PDF 279k) (RTF 188k)