The Hon. Jan WADE, MLA was educated at Sydney High School,. Firbank CEGGS (Melbourne) and the University of Melbourne,. gaining her LLB in 1959 and a BA (History) in 1979. She is. married, with five children. After being called to the Victorian. Bar in 1962 and tutoring in Law at Melbourne University (1963-. 1964), she became a self-employed solicitor (1965-67) before. entering the Parliamentary Counsel's Office (1967-78). She then. served, in turn, as Assistant Chief Parliamentary Counsel (1978-79),. Commissioner for Corporate Affairs (1979-85) and President of the. Equal Opportunity Board (1985-88). Elected to the Victorian. Parliament in a 1988 by-election as the Liberal Member for Kew,. she was re-elected in 1988 and 1992 and, since the latter date, has. served in the Kennett Government as Attorney-General, Minister. for Fair Trading and Minister for Women s Affairs.
Professor Ken MINOGUE was born in New Zealand and, after. arrival in Australia, was educated at Sydney High School and the. University of Sydney (BA (Hons), 1950) before continuing his. studies at the London School of Economics. Appointed to a. teaching position at LSE in 1956, he has taught there since that. date, becoming Professor of Political Science in 1984, a post from. which he retired this year. Apart from numerous articles both in. scholarly journals and elsewhere, he has published a number of. books, including The Liberal Mind (1963), The Concept of a. University (1974), and most recently Politics : A Very Short. Introduction (1995). In 1986 he produced for the BBC a six-part. television series on free market economics, The New Enlightenment,. which was repeated on Channel 4 in 1988.
2. Conference Contributors
The Rt. Hon. Sir Garfield BARWICK, AK, GCMG was educated. at Fort Street High School, Sydney and the University of Sydney. (BA, LLB). He was admitted to the New South Wales Bar in 1927. and became King's Counsel in 1941. After a long and. distinguished career at the Bar, he entered the federal Parliament. in 1958 as Liberal Member for Parramatta, serving as Attorney-. General (1958-62) and Minister for External Affairs (1961-64). before being appointed Chief Justice of the High Court in 1964. and serving in that position until his retirement in 1981.
Dr Greg CRAVEN was educated at St Kevin s College, Toorak. and the University of Melbourne (BA, 1980; LLB, 1981; LLM,. 1984). He has taught at Monash University (1982-84), and was. Director of Research for the Legal and Constitutional Committee. of the Victorian Parliament (1985-87). After having served for. three years (1992-95) as Crown Counsel to the present Attorney-. General for Victoria, he has now returned to his previous post of. Associate Professor and Reader in law at the University of. Melbourne. He specialises in constitutional law, and has written. and edited a number of books in that area, including Secession : The. Ultimate States' Right (1986) and Australian Federation : Towards the. Second Century (ed.) (1991).
Harry EVANS was educated at Lithgow High School and the. University of Sydney (BA Hons, 1967). After a brief period in the. Parliamentary Library, he has served on the staff of the Senate. since 1968, including as Secretary to a number of major Senate. Committees, such as the Regulations and Ordinances Committee. and the Select Committees on the Conduct of a Judge and. Allegations Concerning a Judge. After periods as Clerk Assistant. (1983-87) and Deputy Clerk (1987-88), he has been Clerk of the. Senate since 1988. He is the author of numerous articles on. parliamentary and constitutional matters, and has recently edited. the 7th edition of Odgers Australian Senate Practice.
Professor Austin GOUGH was educated at Xavier College,. Melbourne and, after a period editing the Coonamble Times and. Walgett Spectator (1946-52) and as a Commonwealth public servant. (1953-60), completed degrees at the Universities of Melbourne (BA. Hons, 1960) and Oxford (D.Phil., 1965). After teaching at the. University of Warwick (1965-67) and as Reader in History at. Monash University (1967-70), he was for 21 years Professor of. History (now Emeritus Professor) at the University of Adelaide. (1970-91). He is the author of two books on 19th Century. European history and, since 1991, of numerous newspaper and. other articles.
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 A.M.F. (1939-42), 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 (1961-67),. 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 1972. Although recently appointed as. (part-time) Crown Counsel to the Attorney-General for Victoria,. he remains 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.
S E K HULME, AM, QC, was educated at Wesley College,. Melbourne and at the University of Melbourne (LLB, 1951) and. Magdalen College, Oxford (BCL, 1955). 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.
Des MOORE was educated at Geelong Grammar School, the. University of Melbourne (LLB, 1954) and the London School of. Economics (BSc (Econ), 1958). He joined the Commonwealth. Treasury in 1958, serving in various positions covering most of the. main policy areas before becoming a Deputy Secretary in 1981.. Since his resignation from the Treasury in 1987 he has been a. Senior Fellow with the Institute of Public Affairs, Melbourne, in. charge of its Economic Policy Unit. In that role he has published. numerous papers on a wide range of economic policy issues and. has been a prolific commentator on public affairs generally.
John NETHERCOTE was educated at Blakehurst High School,. Sydney and the University of Sydney (BA, 1968) and is currently. completing his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He. has been a member of the Commonwealth public service since. 1970, working at different times for the Public Service Board, the. Royal Commission on Australian Government Administration, the. Public Service Commission of Canada and the Defence Review. Committee. He joined the staff of the Senate in 1987 and his. assignments there have included Secretary to the Senate Standing. Committee on Finance and Public Administration and overseeing. publication of Odgers Australian Senate Practice (6th edition). He. edited Parliament and Bureaucracy (Hale & Iremonger, 1982) and. was a joint editor of The Constitutional Commission and the 1988. Referendums (Federalism Research Centre, 1988) and The Menzies. Era (Hale and Iremonger, 1995).
Professor Patrick O'BRIEN was educated at St Kevin s College,. Toorak and, after working in journalism, teaching and other. occupations, at the University of Melbourne (BA Hons, 1967).Since 1968 he has taught at the University of W.A., where he is. now Associate Professor of Politics. In 1991-92, as a Fulbright. Scholar, he was a Senior Visiting Fellow at the University of. California (Berkeley). He is a prolific writer and commentator on. public affairs and was particularly prominent, and courageous, in. that role during the W.A. Inc. years in Western Australia. His. books include The Burke Ambush : Corporatism and Society in. Western Australia; Burke's Shambles : Parliamentary Contempt in the. Wild West; The Executive State : WA Inc. and the Constitution; and. The People s Case : Democratic and Anti-Democratic ideas in. Australia s Constitutional Debate.
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 IMF 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 and. Shadow Minister for Finance. He is currently Chairman of J.T..Campbell & Co. and contributes a weekly column to The. Australian Financial Review.