Upholding the Australian Constitution, Volume 10
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Proceedings of the Tenth Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society

Hotel Grand Chancellor, Brisbane 7 - 9 August, 1998

Copyright 1998 by The Samuel Griffith Society. All rights reserved.


John Stone

Dinner Address
Hon Rob Borbidge, MLA
Reinventing the Federation

John Stone
Introductory Remarks

Chapter One
Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Referendum

Chapter Two
Dr Suri Ratnapala
The Movement to an Australian Republic: A Missed Opportunity

Chapter Three
David Russell, QC
The Republic: Is there a Minimalist Position?

Chapter Four
Ian Holloway
Australia, the Republic and the Perils of Constitutionalism

Chapter Five
Hon Peter Connolly, CBE, QC
Taking Stock of the Role of the Courts

Chapter Six
Dr John Forbes
"Just tidying up": Two Decades of the Federal Court

Chapter Seven
Dr Colin Howard, QC
The People of No Race

Chapter Eight
Barry Maley
Importing Wooden Horses

Chapter Nine
Professor Brian Galligan
Federal Renewal, Tax Reform and the States

Chapter Ten
Alan Wood
Beneath Deakin's Chariot Wheels: The Decline of Australia,s Federation

Chapter Eleven
Professor Geoffrey de Q. Walker
Ten Advantages of a Federal Constitution

Concluding Remarks
Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs, GCMG, AC, KBE

Appendix I: Occasional Address
Professor Kenneth Minogue
Aboriginals and Australian Apologetics

Appendix II