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Welcome to the Constitutional Centre

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 will host a twilight seminar:

Recent High Court Cases: CPCF and Tajjour

6pm – 7pm

Event chair:  Grant Donaldson SC – Solicitor-General of Western Australia

• Ben Tomasi, State Solicitor’s Office:  will give an overview of the High Court's recent decision in CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1. Of particular interest, and consequently the main focus of the presentation, is the discussion of the non-statutory executive power of the Commonwealth by some of the judges.

• Dr Murray Wesson, Senior Lecturer, UWA Law School will provide an analysis of the High Court’s decision in Tajjour v State of New South Wales [2014] HCA 35 and consider the implications of the decision for the future development of the implied freedom of political communication.

40 Havelock St, West Perth
Parking is available on site

Bookings essential:
Enquiries:    Lisa Belde 6552 6222


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