S E K HULME, AM, QC, was educated at Wesley College, Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (Queen's College) and Oxford (Magdalen College). He was Rhodes Scholar for Victoria in 1952 and the Eldon Scholar, Oxford in 1955. He was admitted to the Victorian Bar in 1953 and at Gray's Inn, London in 1957. Since 1957 he has practised as a barrister-at-law, becoming Queen's Counsel in 1968. He has published in various legal journals, and is a Director of several public companies.
Lloyd WADDY, RFD, QC, was educated at Cranbrook and The King's School, Parramatta and at Sydney University (Ll.B, 1962). He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1963 and has since practised as a barrister-at-law, becoming Queen's Counsel in 1988. He has been a Fellow of St Paul's College, University of Sydney, since 1971; a Governor of The King's School since 1975; a Director of the Australian Elizabethan Theatre Trust since 1975 (Chairman since 1992); Vice-President of the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW since 1992; and National Convenor, Australians for Constitutional Monarchy since the foundation of that body in 1992.
Ian CALLINAN, QC, was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland (Ll.B). He was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1965 and has since practised as a barrister-at-law, becoming Queen's Counsel in 1978. He has served as President of the Queensland Bar Association (1984-87) and of the Australian Bar Association (1984-85), as Chairman of the Brisbane Community Arts Centre (1973-78) and as a Trustee of the Queensland Art Gallery (1987-90). He is a Director of QCT Resources Ltd and of Queensland Coal Resources Ltd.
Ray EVANS was educated at Melbourne High School and the University of Melbourne, where he graduated in Electrical Engineering (1960), Mechanical Engineering (1961) and later M.Eng.Sc. (1975). He worked as an engineer with the State Electricity Commission of Victoria (1961-68) and then lectured in engineering, first at the Gordon Institute of Technology and then at Deakin University (1976-82), becoming Deputy Dean of its School of Engineering. In 1982 he joined Western Mining Corporation and has since worked as personal assistant to its Chief Executive Officer, Mr Hugh Morgan. In 1971 he was a founding sponsor of the Australian Council for Educational Standards, and foundation editor (1973-75) of that body's journal. He was one of the founders of The H R Nicholls Society and has been its President since 1989, in which year he also became a member of The Mont Pelerin Society.
Dr John FORBES was educated at Waverley College, Sydney and the Universities of Sydney (BA, 1956; Ll.M, 1971) and Queensland (Ph.D., 1982). He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1959 and subsequently in Queensland and, after serving as an Associate to Mr Justice McTiernan of the High Court, practised in Queensland as a barrister-at-law. He is now Reader in Law at the University of Queensland Law School, and has published texts on the History and Structure of the Australian Legal Profession, Evidence, Administrative Law and Mining and Petroleum Law.
The Rt Hon Sir Harry GIBBS, GCMG,AC,KBE, was educated at Ipswich Grammar School and Emmanuel College at the University of Queensland and was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1939. After serving in the A.M.F. (1939-45), and the A.I.F. (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). Since 1987 he has been Chairman of the Review into Commonwealth Criminal Law and, since 1990, Chairman of the Australian Tax Research Foundation. In 1992 he became the founding President of The Samuel Griffith Society.
Dr Colin HOWARD was educated at Prince Henry's Grammar School, Worcestershire, and at the University of London and Melbourne University. He taught in the Law Faculties at the University of Queensland (1958-60) and Adelaide University (1960-64) before becoming Hearn Professor of Law at Melbourne University for 25 years (1965-90). He was awarded his Ph.D from Adelaide University in 1962 and his Doctorate of Laws from Melbourne University in 1972. He is now a practising member of the Victorian Bar, being perhaps best known for his constitutional expertise, but specialising also in commercial and administrative law, and has published a number of texts for both lawyers and laymen. During 1973-76 he was General Counsel to the Commonwealth Attorney-General; he is also a long established commentator on public affairs.
Senator Rod KEMP was educated at Scotch College, Melbourne and the University of Melbourne (B.Comm, 1968). He worked as a journalist with The Melbourne Herald (1967-69), as a research economist with Eurofinance in Paris (1969-72) and as a public relations officer with Hamersley Iron (1972-77), before becoming Senior Private Secretary to the then Commonwealth Minister for Finance, Dame Margaret Guilfoyle (1977-82). In 1982 he became the Director of the Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne and was elected a Senator for Victoria in 1990. He is currently Shadow Minister for Administrative Services and the ACT in the Federal Opposition.
Dr Geoffrey PARTINGTON was born in Lancashire and was educated at Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, Middleton and the Universities of Bristol (B.A., 1951; M.Ed., 1972), London (B.Sc., 1971) and, after his emigration to Australia in 1976, Adelaide (Ph.D., 1988). He was a teacher, headmaster and Inspector of Schools in England and has since taught in the School of Education of Flinders University, South Australia. During that time nearly 200 of his essays and articles have been published, many in scholarly journals as disparate as anthropology and moral education. His books include Women Teachers in the Twentieth Century, The Idea of an Historical Education, What do our Children Know?, and most recently, The Australian Nation: Its British and Irish Roots.
David RUSSELL, RFD, QC, was educated at Brisbane Grammar School and the University of Queensland, where he graduated as BA (1971), Ll.B. (1974) and Ll.M. (1983). He was admitted to the Queensland Bar in 1977 and has since practised in that and other jurisdictions as a barrister-at-law, becoming Queen's Counsel in 1986. He has lectured at the University of Queensland and published numerous articles in professional and other journals. He is the current President of the Taxation Institute of Australia and a director of several companies. He has been a member of the State Management Committee of the Queensland Branch of the National Party since 1984 and, since 1990, Senior Vice-President both of the Queensland Branch and of the National Party of Australia.
John STONE was educated at Perth Modern School, the University of Western Australia and then, as a Rhodes Scholar, at New College, Oxford. 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 I.M.F. and the World Bank in Washington, D.C. 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, Shadow Minister for Finance and, generally, a contributor to the public affairs debate. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, Chairman of J T Campbell & Co., and writes a weekly column in The Australian Financial Review.
Professor Geoffrey de Q. WALKER was educated at a number of State High Schools and the Universities of Sydney (Ll.B., 1962) and Pennsylvania (Ll.M., 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 has 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, since 1988, Dean of the Faculty of Law) at the University of Queensland. 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.