The Hon. Peter CONNOLLY, CBE, was educated at St. Joseph's College, Brisbane and St. John's College at the University of Queensland. After having served in the A.I.F. during 1939-46, he was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1949 and was a Member of the Legislative Assembly for Kurilpa in 1957-60. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1963, President of the Australian Bar Association in 1967-68 and President of the Law Council of Australia in 1968-70. From 1977 to 1990 he served as a Judge of the Queensland Supreme Court and now chairs the Queensland Litigation Reform Commission.
The Rt. Hon. Sir Harry GIBBS, GCMG, AC, KBE, was educated at Ipswich Grammar School and Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland, and was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1939. After serving in the A.M.F. (1939-42), and the A.I.F. (1942-45), he became a Queen's Counsel in 1957, and was appointed, successively, a Judge of the Queensland Supreme Court (1961-67), a Judge of the Federal Court of Bankruptcy (1967-70), a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1970-81) and Chief Justice of the High Court (1981-87). Since 1987 he has been Chairman of the Review into Commonwealth Criminal Law and, since 1990, Chairman of the Australian Tax Research Foundation. In 1992 he became the founding President of The Samuel Griffith Society.
Sir David SMITH, KCVO, AO, was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne and at the Melbourne University and the Australian National University. After entering the Commonwealth Public Service in 1954, he became in 1973 Official Secretary to the then Governor-General of Australia (Sir Paul Hasluck). After having served five successive Governors-General in that capacity, he retired in 1990, being personally knighted by The Queen. He lives in Canberra, where he is now very active in both scouting and in musical activities.
2. Conference Contributors
Dr David CHESSELL was educated at Wesley College and the University of Melbourne and joined the Commonwealth Treasury in 1970. During his 17 years in the Treasury he worked mainly in the economic forecasting area and in the field of Commonwealth-State financial relations, and also gained his Ph.D. from Yale University. In 1986 he left the Treasury and, after two years working with consultants A.C.I.L. Australia, he was a joint founder (with Geoff Carmody) of the leading Canberra economic consultancy firm Access Economics.
Professor Mark COORAY was born in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) and was educated at school there, at the University of Ceylon and at Cambridge University, where he gained his Ph.D. in 1968. After teaching law in Colombo for some years, and becoming a founding member and activist in the Civil Rights Movement there, he became in 1974 a refugee from the Bandaranaike regime. After teaching law at the University of Singapore for two years, he came to Australia in 1976 and has taught at Macquarie University since that time. He has published eleven books, more than 60 articles in academic journals, and numerous newspaper articles.
Dr Greg CRAVEN was educated at St Kevin's College, Toorak and the University of Melbourne. He has taught at Monash University, and was Director of Research for the Legal and Constitutional Committee of the Victorian Parliament (1985-87). He now holds the post of Associate Professor and Reader in law at the University of Melbourne. He specialises in constitutional law, and has written and edited a number of books in that area. He is a regular columnist for Melbourne's `Herald-Sun'.
Frank DEVINE was born in New Zealand and has been involved in journalism since joining, as a Cadet, the Marlborough Express in 1949. He came to Australia in 1954 and worked on The West Australian before becoming, in 1959, foreign correspondent for the Melbourne Herald group in, successively, New York, London and Tokyo. He then edited, in turn, the Weekend News Perth, the Reader's Digest (Australia), the Chicago Sun-Times, the New York Post and The Australian, and is now an Op-Ed Columnist with that newspaper.
Professor Alan FROST was educated at Salisbury High School, Brisbane, at the University of Queensland and at the University of Rochester, where he took his Ph.D. (in English Literature) in 1969. After lecturing in English at La Trobe University for a few years, he moved into the field of History, and in 1992 became Professor of History at La Trobe. He has published eight books and monographs and numerous articles in learned journals. In 1988 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London; and in 1990, a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities.
Dr Colin HOWARD was educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Worcestershire, and at the University of London and Melbourne University. He taught in the Law Faculties at the University of Queensland (1958-60) and Adelaide University (1960-64) before becoming Hearn Professor of Law at Melbourne University for 25 years (1965-90). He was awarded his Ph.D. from Adelaide University in 1962 and his Doctorate of Laws from Melbourne University in 1972. He is now a practising member of the Victorian Bar, being perhaps best known for his constitutional expertise, but specializing also in commercial and administrative law, and has published a number of texts for both lawyers and laymen. During 1973-76 he was General Counsel to the Commonwealth Attorney-General; he is also a long-established commentator on public affairs.
S.E.K. HULME, AM, QC, was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and at the Universities of Melbourne (Queen's College) and Oxford (Magdalen College). He was a Rhodes Scholar for Victoria in 1952 and the Eldon Scholar, Oxford in 1955. He was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1953 and at Gray's Inn, London in 1957. Since 1957 he has practised as a barrister-at-law, becoming Queen's Counsel in 1968. He has published in various legal journals, and is a Director of several public companies.
Bruce KNOX was educated at C.E.G.S., Brisbane, and at the Universities of Queensland and Oxford (Magdalen College), where he was awarded the Beit Prize in 1961. After holding a number of academic teaching and research positions in Australia and overseas, he is currently a Senior Lecturer in History at Monash University. In 1988 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society (London).
Hugh MORGAN, AO. was educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Melbourne. After a period as a Judge's Associate with the Commonwealth Industrial Court (1958-62), and as a solicitor with Arthur Robinson & Co (1963-64), he joined North Broken Hill Ltd. (1965-76). He was appointed Executive Director of Western Mining Corporation Ltd. in 1976 and Managing Director in 1986. He has served on the Board of the Reserve Bank of Australia (1981-84), as a Trustee of the National Gallery of Victoria (1975- 83), and as Chairman of the Ian Clunies Ross Memorial Foundation since 1985. During 1983-86 he was Chairman of Trustees of the then newly-established Centre for Independent Studies, and has been a Councillor since 1981 (Treasurer 1981-84) of the Institute of Public Affairs. He is a prolific public speaker and contributor to the public debate more generally.
John PAUL was educated at Geelong Grammar School and the University of Melbourne (Trinity College). After ten years in the Commonwealth Public Service (1961-71), including five years in The Treasury, he moved to academia and is now Senior Lecturer in Political Science at the University of New South Wales. He has written extensively on the reserve powers of the Governor-General and the role of the Monarchy within the Australian Constitution.
John STONE was educated at Perth Modern School, the University of Western Australia and then, as a Rhodes Scholar, at New College, Oxford. He joined the Australian Treasury in 1954, and over a Treasury career of 30 years served in a number of posts at home and abroad, including as Australia's Executive Director in both the I.M.F. and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. In 1979 he became Secretary to the Treasury, resigning from that post and from the Commonwealth Public Service in 1984. Since that time he has been, at one time and another, a Professor at Monash University, a newspaper columnist, a company director, a Senator for Queensland and Leader of the National Party in the Senate, Shadow Minister for Finance and, generally, a contributor to the public affairs debate. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs.