The Judicial Independence in Australia Conference will bring together leading scholars and members of the profession to discuss the nature and importance of judicial independence in Australia, and to debate controversies and challenges to the principle at federal, state and territory levels. The Hon H George Fryberg will chair a session at UQ’s TC Beirne School of Law that will cover issues
On Friday 19 June at 12.15pm in the Main Committee Room of Parliament House in Canberra Her Excellency Mrs Menna Rawlings CMG, British High Commissioner, will present a lecture on the Magna Carta as part of the Australian Senate Occasional Lecture Series. Admission is free and no booking is required.
The Great Seal of Democracy captured in antique greatness Eight hundred years ago King John placed his seal on the Magna Carta, a peace treaty between King, Baron’s, and Church that would have a lasting legacy. The Magna Carta sought to ensure that all future leaders would be bound by the law. It became a symbol of liberty and freedom from
A wrap up of Magna Carta Day celebrations in Australia
Nicholas Cowdery AM QC, Chairman of the Magna Carta Committee of the Rule of Law Institute spoke to The World Today, outlining common misconceptions associated with the Magna Carta, what the document actually stands for, and why the government needs to rethink its approach to mandatory sentences and terrorism laws. The full interview ‘What can Tony Abbott learn from the Magna
Today is the 800th Anniversary of the Magna Carta! Magna Carta Committee member Malcolm Stewart appeared on ABC News 24 and on ABC 702 to discuss the Magna Carta. The anniversary will be marked by a Magna Carta themed episode of Q&A on ABC1 at 9.30pm AEST. It will feature Magna Carta Committee Member Bret Walker SC and Parliamentary Patron, Speaker of the
As we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta there are many attempts to read the Magna Carta through a modern lens, applying our contemporary values and understandings to the ancient document. As a counterpoint, the Honourable James Spigelman AC QC offered some timely insights into the medieval context of the Magna Carta at an event in the Banco
Speaking to an event at the Constitution Centre of Western Australia, former Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia, the Hon Nicholas Hasluck AM, has produced a thought provoking paper which starts with the Magna Carta and leads into a discussion about legalism and judicial activism. A very interesting read in examining what the rule of law stands for
Interview with Committee member, Malcolm Stewart, about the rule of law, Magna Carta and its importance to us today: [View the story “Interview about Magna Carta on ABC 702” on Storify]
Papers from the Magna Carta Symposium from May are now all available to download. Download the papers by clicking the presenters name. Professor Nicholas Cowdery AM QC spoke about the relevance of the Magna Carta in shaping our understandings of the rule of law, separation of powers, democracy, the presumption of innocence, and the concept of no taxation without representation.