Upholding the Australian Constitution, Volume 18
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Proceedings of the Eighteenth Conference of
The Samuel Griffith Society

University House, Canberra, ACT, 26--28 May, 2006

Copyright 2006 by The Samuel Griffith Society. All rights reserved.



Contents

John Stone
Foreword


Inaugural Sir Harry Gibbs Memorial Oration
Hon Justice Dyson Heydon, AC
Chief Justice Gibbs: Defending the Rule of Law in a Federal System


John Stone
Introductory Remarks




The Life and Work of the Rt Hon Sir Harry Gibbs, GCMG, AC, KBE

Chapter One
Sir Hon Justice Michael Kirby, AC, CMG
Sir Harry Gibbs Remembered

Chapter Two
Hon Tom Hughes, AO, QC
Sir Harry Gibbs: An Advocate's Perspective

Chapter Three
David Jackson, QC
Sir Harry Gibbs and the Constitution

Chapter Four
Julian Leeser
Sir Harry Gibbs and Federalism: The Essence of the Australian Constitution



Chapter Five
Professor James Allan
Bills of Rights as Centralising Instruments

Chapter Six
Ben Davies
Who gets the Bill? The Lawyers' Bill of Rights in Victoria


Chapter Seven
Professor David Flint, AM
The Role of the Sovereign

Chapter Eight
Dr Janet Albrechtsen
An Australian Bill of Rights by Stealth?

Chapter Nine
John Stone
The Republic Referendum - Issues and Answers: An Historical Note


Chapter Ten
Stuart Wood
The High Court chooses: Will Work Choices work?

Chapter Eleven
Hon Dr Gary Johns
Aboriginal Policy at the Turn

Chapter 12
John Roskam
Federalism and the Liberal Party

Concluding Remarks
Sir David Smith, KCVO, AO

Appendix
Contributors