1. Addresses

The Hon Justice Murray GLEESON, AC was educated at St Joseph's College and the University of Sydney (Arts/Law, 1961). Admitted to the NSW Bar in 1963, he practised as Barrister-at-Law while tutoring in Law at St Paul's College, University of Sydney (1963--65) and lecturing in Law part-time at the University of Sydney (1965--74) before becoming Queen's Counsel in 1974. He was a member of the Council of the NSW Bar Association (1979--86) (President 1984--86). In 1988 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of NSW, serving in that post (and as President of the Judicial Commission of NSW) until his appointment, in 1998, as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia.

The Hon Justice Lloyd WADDY was educated at Cranbrook School, The Kings School Parramatta and the University of Sydney (LLB, 1962). He was admitted to the NSW Bar in 1963 and practised there as Barrister-at-Law (Queen's Counsel, 1988) until his appointment, in 1998, as a Judge of the Family Court of Australia. He was the Foundation President (1963--65) of the University of Sydney Law Graduates Association; Foundation Director of the Australia-Britain Society of NSW (1971--97); a Fellow of St Paul's College, University of Sydney since 1971; Director of the Marionette Theatre of Australia (1974--88); and Chairman of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust since 1992, among many other such activities. In 1992 he became the Foundation National Convenor of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, attending in that capacity (as an appointed delegate) the 1998 Constitutional Convention in Canberra, but resigning from that role on his judicial appointment later that year.


2. Conference Contributors

Piers AKERMAN was educated at Christchurch Grammar School and Guildford Grammar School (Perth) before embarking on a lifelong career in the media commencing at The West Australian in 1968. After working in Melbourne, Sydney and New York, he became Foreign Editor of The Australian in 1983, Special Projects Editor of The Times, London in 1987 and then, successively, Editor of The Advertiser, Adelaide (1988) and The Sunday Herald, Melbourne (1990). During 1990--92 he was Editor-in-Chief of The Herald and Weekly Times group in Melbourne before becoming a Vice-President of Fox News, USA in 1993. Since 1994 he has been a regular columnist for The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph in Sydney.

Dr Janet ALBRECHTSEN was educated at Seacombe High School, Adelaide and the University of Adelaide (LLB Hons, 1987). After admission to the NSW Bar in 1988 she worked as a solicitor with Freehill, Hollingdale and Page (1988--91), and as a tutor at the University of Sydney Law School while studying for her PhD in Law which she completed in 2000. Subsequently, as a journalist, she has written for The Sydney Morning Herald, The Age and The Australian Financial Review. Nowadays, she contributes a regular weekly column to The Australian.

Dr Nicholas ARONEY was educated at Wahroonga Christian Academy, at the Universities of New South Wales (BA, Political Science, 1988) and Queensland (LLB Hons, 1992; LLM, 1994), and at Monash University (PhD, 2001). As a Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of Queensland, he teaches constitutional law, human rights and equal opportunity law, and legal theory, and has published widely in constitutional law, including his book Freedom of Speech in the Constitution (1988). His prize-winning PhD thesis was on the topic The Federal Commonwealth of Australia: A Study in the Formation of its Constitution, and his next book, Federal Constitutionalism: Theory and Practice, will be published in 2003.

Professor David FLINT, AM was educated at Sydney Boys High School, at the Universities of Sydney (LLB, 1961; LLM, 1975) and London (BScEcon, 1978), and at L'Université de Droit, de l'Économie et des Sciences Sociale, Paris (DSU, 1979). After admission as a Solicitor of the NSW Supreme Court in 1962, he practised as a solicitor (1962--72) before moving into University teaching, holding several academic posts before becoming Professor of Law at Sydney University of Technology in 1989. In 1987 he became Chairman of the Australian Press Council, and in 1992 Chairman of the Executive Council of the World Association of Press Councils. Since October, 1997 he has been Chairman of the Australian Broadcasting Authority. He is the author of numerous publications and in 1991 was honoured as World Outstanding Legal Scholar by the World Jurists Association. During the 1999 Referendum campaign on the Republic issue, he played a prominent part in the "No" Case Committee, and he remains today the National Convenor of the Australians for Constitutional Monarchy.

Steven FRANKS, MP (NZ) was educated at Taihape College, central North Island, and Victoria University, Wellington (BA/LLB (Hons), 1974; Dip.Acc., 1979). He was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1975, spent two years in the Office of the Ombudsman (1977--79), and in 1979 joined the national law firm Chapman Tripp, of which he subsequently became Chairman (1993--95). His law career was chiefly in the area of company and securities law, which in turn involved acting in an advisory capacity to numerous governmental and industry bodies and appointment as a member of the New Zealand Stock Exchange's Market Surveillance Panel (1989--1998; Deputy Chairman 1994--95). A widely reported commentator on company and securities law, he became a Member of the New Zealand Legislative Assembly in 1999, representing the ACT Party (being re-elected for that party on 27 July, 2002).

The Rt Hon Sir Harry GIBBS, GCMG, AC, KBE was educated at Ipswich Grammar School and Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland (BA Hons, 1937; LLB, 1939; LLM, 1946) and was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1939. After serving in the AMF (1939--42), and the AIF (1942--45), he became a Queen's Counsel in 1957, and was appointed, successively, a Judge of the Queensland Supreme Court (1962--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). In 1987 he became Chairman of the Review into Commonwealth Criminal Law, and since 1990 he has been Chairman of the Australian Tax Research Foundation. In 1992 he became, and remains, the founding President of The Samuel Griffith Society.

Dr Stephen HALL was educated at Mt Carmel College, Charters Towers and at the University of Queensland (LLB, 1987), the University of Technology, Sydney (LLM, 1991) and Oxford University (D.Phil, 1994). A Senior Lecturer in Law at the University of New South Wales, he was formerly the Director there of its European Law Centre, but now publishes and teaches in the area of European Union law and international law. He has recently been appointed Associate Professor at the City University of Hong Kong's School of Law, where he took up his duties in August, 2002.

The Hon Justice Kenneth HANDLEY, AO was educated at Cranbrook School and the University of Sydney (BA, 1954; LLB Hons, 1957). After admission to the NSW Bar in 1959 he spent 30 years as a Barrister-at-Law (Queens Counsel, 1973), becoming President of the NSW Bar Association (1987--89) and President of the Australian Bar Association (1988--89). In 1990 he was appointed to his present post as Judge of the Court of Appeal of the NSW Supreme Court. In 1980 he became Chancellor of the Anglican Diocese of Sydney, and in 1986 a member of Lincoln's Inn (London). Among his publications are Res Judicata (1996) and Actionable Misrepresentation (2000).

Professor John McMILLAN was educated at Canberra High School and the Australian National University (ANU) (Arts/Law, 1972), and became Associate to the then Chief Justice of the High Court in 1973. After lecturing in Law at the University of NSW (1974--77) and some time in private legal practice, he worked in the Office of the Commonwealth Ombudsman (1979--80) before returning to lecturing at the ANU. In 2000 he became Professor of Law there, holding the Alumni Chair in Administrative Law. He is currently President of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law, a consultant to the national law firm Clayton Utz, and a frequent commentator on developments in immigration law in Australia.

The Hon Philip RUDDOCK, MHR was educated at Barker College (Hornsby) and the University of Sydney (BA, 1964; LLB, 1966). After a brief career as a solicitor (1967--1973), he entered the House of Representatives in 1973 as Liberal Member for Parramatta and is now, as Member for Berowra, the longest serving Member of the House. After periods as Shadow Minister for Immigration and Ethnic Affairs (1984--85 and 1989--93) and Shadow Minister for Social Security (1993--96), in 1996 he became (and remains) Minister for Immigration and Multicultural Affairs. Since the last federal election (2001) he has also become Minister for Reconciliation and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Affairs.

John STONE was educated at Perth Modern School, the University of Western Australia (BSc Hons, 1950) and then, as a Rhodes Scholar, at New College, Oxford (BA Hons, 1954). 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 IMF and the World Bank in Washington, DC (1967--70). 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 and Shadow Minister for Finance. In 1996--97 he served as a member of the Defence Efficiency Review, and in 1999 he was a member of the Victorian Committee for the No Republic Campaign. He now writes for The Adelaide Review.

Professor Geoffrey de Q WALKER was educated at a number of State High Schools and the Universities of Sydney (LLB, 1962) and Pennsylvania (LLM, 1963 and SJD, 1966). He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1965, and practised both there and in industry before becoming an Assistant Commissioner with the Trade Practices Commission (1974--78). He taught law at the University of Pennsylvania (1963--64), the University of Sydney (1965--74) and the Australian National University (1978--85), before becoming, in 1985, Professor of Law (and, in 1988, Dean of the Faculty of Law) at the University of Queensland. In 1996 he retired from that post to resume private practice in Sydney. He is the author of four books and a large number of articles on a variety of legal topics, including in particular citizens-initiated referendum systems and, more recently, federalism.