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The Constitutional Centre of Western Australia was established to promote public awareness of our federal system of government with particular emphasis on its constitutional basis and the relationship with our State system. 

 

 

Constitutional Centre of Western Australia in conjunction with the Australian Association of Constitutional Law


FREEDOM OF POLITICAL COMMUNICATION?: McCLOY AND ITS FUTURE RAMIFICATIONS

THURSDAY MARCH 3, 2016

6.00 – 7.15PM

More than 20 years ago the High Court discovered that the Commonwealth Constitution contained an implied freedom of political communication.  Of course, as with numerous other judicial adumbrations of the Constitution, its scope, content and application remain obscure.

In McCloy v New South Wales [2015] HCA 34 a majority of the High Court drew upon comparative jurisprudence on proportionality to (again) re-fashion the implied freedom of political communication test. 

In this seminar a panel of speakers will explore this significant decision and its implications.

Chair:    Jim Thomson

Panel:    Justice Janine Pritchard (Supreme Court of Western Australia)
              Dr Murray Wesson (UWA Law School)
              Kate Dromey (Office of the Solicitor-General)
              Kate Pedersen (State Solicitor's Office).


THE CONSTITUTIONAL CENTRE OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
40 Havelock St, West Perth
Parking is available on site

Bookings essential:  ccevents@dpc.wa.gov.au
Enquiries:    6552 6222