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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.

Twilight Seminar

The Ground-breaking Case of Graham v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

Panel:   Peter Quinlan SC, Solicitor General of Western Australia
Keahn Sardinha, State Solicitor's Office (WA)
Varun Ghosh, Francis Burt Chambers

Chair:    Jean Shaw, State Solicitor's Office (WA)

When:           Wednesday, 21 February 2018  

Time:             6.00pm-7.15pm

Venue:           The Constitutional Centre of WA, 40 Havelock St, West Perth  

Cost:              The seminar is free but please register to attend:

Enquiries:      Lisa Belde ph:  6552 6222 

Seminar Flyer -21 February 2018.pdf




The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law, University of Western Australia Law School and Constitutional Centre of Western Australia

This event is convened by the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law (UK), jointly with the School of Law and the School of Indigenous Studies at the University of Western Australia, the Constitutional Centre of Western Australia, and global law firm Jones Day. The Bingham Centre is a part of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), a registered charity. The Centre is dedicated to the study, promotion and enhancement of the rule of law worldwide.

The Hon Robert S French AC, Former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia (Chair)
The Hon Wayne Martin AC, Chief Justice of Western Australia (Opening Remarks)
Professor Megan Davis, Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous & Professor of Law, University of New South Wales
Associate Professor Sarah Murray, Deputy Head of UWA School of Law
Further Speakers TBA

The Uluru Statement from the Heart that emerged from the 2017 National Constitutional Convention of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples called for the establishment of a First Nations Voice enshrined in the Constitution, as well as the establishment of a Makarrata commission to progress treaty negotiations and to take responsibility for truth-telling. The Referendum Council's final report supported that call.

This event brings together leading voices to examine these landmark calls. It will consider the legal, constitutional and practical dimensions of the Referendum Council's proposal, the effects of pursuing (and not pursuing) such proposals, and the prospects and challenges for constitutional change.


WHEN:       Tuesday, 13 March 2018

TIME:          5.30pm to 7.00pm

VENUE:      Supreme Court of Western Australia
                    David Malcolm Justice Centre, 28 Barrack Street, Perth WA 6000


For further information and registrations: