Upholding the Australian Constitution, Volume 13
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Proceedings of the Thirteenth Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society

Holiday Inn, St Kilda Road, Melbourne; 31 August ­ 2 September, 2001

Copyright 2001 by The Samuel Griffith Society. All rights reserved.


Contents

John Stone
Foreword

Dinner Address
Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs, GCMG, AC, KBE
The Constitution: 100 Years On

John Stone
Inroductory Remarks

Chapter One
Hon Dr Frank McGrath, AM, OBE
Today's High Court and the Convention Debates

Chapter Two
Dr Bob Birrell
Federation: Commemoration or Celebration?

Chapter Three
Keith Windschuttle
History, Anthropology and the Politics of Aboriginal Society

Chapter Four
Dr John Forbes
Native Title Now

Chapter Five
Professor Jonathan Pincus
Fiscal Balance in the Australian Federation

Chapter Six
Des Moore
Judicial Intervention: The Old Province for Law and Order

Chapter Seven
Harry Evans
The Senate Today

Chapter Eight
Professor David Flint
Mr Beazley and his Plebiscites

Chapter Nine
John Paul
The Role of the Sovereign: The United Kingdom and Australia Distinguished

Chapter Ten
Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO
What shall we do with ex-Governors-General?

Chapter Eleven
Professor Bob Catley
The New Zealand Connection

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

Appendix I
Contributors