Upholding the Australian Constitution, Volume 1
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Proceedings of the Inaugural Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society

Hillton-on-the-Park, Melbourne; 24--26 July 1992

Copyright 1992 by The Samuel Griffith Society. All rights reserved.


Contents


John Stone
Foreword

Launching Address
Rt. Hon. Sir Harry Gibbs, GCMG, AC, KBE
Re-Writing the Constitution

Inaugural Address
The Hon. Peter Connolly, CBE, QC
Right According to Law

John Stone
Introductory Remarks

Chapter One
Hugh M Morgan, AO
The Australian Constitution: A Living Document

Chapter Two
S E K Hulme, QC
The Constitution: Its Defects or Ours?

Chapter Three
Dr Greg Craven
Constitutional Reform: The Tortoise or The Hare?

Chapter Four
Frank Devine
Holding the Government at Bay: The Need for a Bill of Rights

Chapter Five
Dr David Chessell
Financial Centralisation: The Lion in the Path

Chapter Six
Professor Mark Cooray
The Centralist Tendency: The Role of the High Court

Chapter Seven
Dr Colin Howard
When External Means Internal

Chapter Eight
Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO
Some Thoughts on the Monarchy / Republic Debate

Chapter Nine
John Paul
The Head of State in Australia

Chapter Ten
Bruce A Knox
Fantasies and Furphies The Australian Republican Agenda

Chapter Eleven
Professor Alan Frost
Old Colonizations and Modern Discontents: Legacies and Concerns

Appendix I
Contributors

Appendix II
Invitation letter of 5 May, 1992

Appendix III
The Society's Statement of Purposes