Centre for International and Public Law (ANU)

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Conference proceedings

Comparative perspectives on Bills of Rights

A collection of conference papers, introduced by the CIPL's Hilary Charlesworth, with contributions from Penelope Andrews, Andrew Byrnes, Francesca Klug and E.W. Thomas. The conference brought together experts from countries with different legal systems - the United Kingdom, New Zealand, South Africa and Hong Kong...

FTA and PBS: the Senate's crucial role

The Australian Senate should delay implementing legislation for the free trade agreement with the US, argues Thomas Faunce. Countries such as Brazil and Thailand, with large generic pharmaceutical industries, are looking to Australia for leadership in countering the US's bilateral push for global uniformly of...

The ACT Human Rights Bill

Speakers at this seminar examined various aspects of the Bill, identifying both its innovative aspects and challenges it may face. Most papers from trhe conference are available online. Speakers included Professor Peter Bailey, Faculty of Law, Australian National University (ANU), Professor Tom Campbell, Centre for...

The contribution of children to Australian administrative law

This is the text of this year's Blackburn Lecture for the Law Society of the ACT, delivered by the Federal Chief Magistrate, Diana Bryant. Among other things, she reflects on the first three years' operations of the Federal Magistrates Court.
Discussion paper

Open government

In this paper, John McMillan reflects on the achievements and the obstacles to open government in Australia. After nearly a decade of debate the Commonwealth Freedom of Information Act commenced operating in 1982. The legislation made a small but vital contribution to a revolution in...