Upholding the Australian Constitution, Volume 11
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Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society

Rydges Carlton Hotel, Melbourne, 9 -11 July, 1999

Copyright 1999 by The Samuel Griffith Society. All rights reserved.


John Stone

Dinner Address
Professor David Flint
The Republic Referendum: Mere Symbolism or Substantial Change?

John Stone
Inroductory Remarks

Chapter One
Professor Greg Craven
The Republican Debate and the True Course of Constitutional Conservatism

Chapter Two
Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO
"What a nice Referendum --- Pity about the Debate"

Chapter Three
Michael Warby

Chapter Four
Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs, GCMG, AC, KBE
A Preamble: The Issues

Chapter Five
Hon Gary Johns
A Bill of Rights: The Ultimate in Participation, or an Immature Stage in our Development?

Chapter Six
Hon Justice Roderick Meagher
Civil Rights and Other Impediments to Democracy

Chapter Seven
Dr John Forbes
Judicial Tidy-up or Takeover? Centralism's Next Stage

Chapter Eight
Dr Geoffrey Partington
Republicanism and the Repudiation of post-1788 Australia

Chapter Nine
Ray Evans
Getting Serious about Sovereignty

Chapter Ten
Malcolm Mackerras
Thoughts on the 1949 Reform of the Senate

Chapter Eleven
Dr Philip Ayres
Federalism and Sir Owen Dixon

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

Appendix I