Upcoming events

    • 19 Feb 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • ACT, 5pm

    This is a Member only event

    Date: Wednesday 19 February 2020

    Time: 17:00

    Place: High Court of Australia (registration is necessary)


    Native title - concepts, challenges and creative outcomes


    Graeme Neate AM

    President of the ACT Civil and Administrative Tribunal and former President of the Native Title Tribunal


    The Hon Mary Finn

    Please register by Friday 14 February 2020. 

    Click on the link to see the flyer

    Non-ACT AAL members in Canberra at this time most welcome

    • 27 Feb 2020
    • 1:00 PM
    • Perth

    Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law – Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?

    Professor Kate Lewins will speak to the topic above.

    DATE: Thursday, 27 February 2020

    TIME: 1.00 pm

    PLACE: Mediation Room 803,

    Supreme Court of Western Australia

    David Malcolm Justice Centre

    Barrack Street, Perth

    RSVP: Tuesday, 25 February 2020

    For more information please see attached flyer

    • 25 Mar 2020
    • 5:00 PM
    • Sydney

    Whistleblowing - what is it, who does it, when is it lawful, when is it mandatory

    The Treasury Laws Amendment (Enhancing Whistleblower Protection) Act 2019 has focused attention on what was already a subject of much interest, importance and discussion. The Act amends the Corporations Act 2001 and the Tax Administration Act 1953 to permit and protect disclosures and protect disclosers, in the areas that they cover. But the topic is broader, for example:

    • What are the relevant principles of the general law relevant to whistleblowing?
    • What if the facts disclosed by the whistleblower turn out to be incorrect?
    • Does the discloser’s motivation matter, eg a disgruntled employee or a trade competitor?
    •  Are journalists in a special position – should they be?
    • In what circumstances must an employee or associate of a taxpayer disclose  to the Commissioner of Taxation that tax is being evaded?

    An expert panel who have a special interest in the subject will speak on these and other questions.


    Wednesday 25 March 2020


    5.00pm – 6.30pm


    Court Room 1, Level 21,Law Courts Building,Queens Square, Sydney

    For more information please see attached flyer

Past events

31 Oct 2019 Patron's Address: The Academy and the Courts: what do they mean to each other today?
19 Sep 2019 Michael Coper Roundtable
19 Sep 2019 The Journey of a Restless Advocate: Creating a more Gender Equal Australia
04 Sep 2019 Democracy, Human Rights and the Judiciary: the common law and the wider world
31 Aug 2019 Annual Essay Prize 2019
22 Aug 2019 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
09 May 2019 Members only - How Government Should Best Get its Legal Advice
02 Apr 2019 Members Only - A Day in the Life of a Federal Court Judge
25 Mar 2019 The Hayne Royal Commission: Implications for Lawyers?
01 Mar 2019 The Gough Whitlam and Malcolm Fraser Chair in Australian Studies at Harvard University
15 Jan 2019 A Tale of Two Ships: the Tampa and the Afghan
29 Nov 2018 Islands and their Entitlements
28 Nov 2018 Book Launch: The Future of Australian Legal Education
27 Nov 2018 Overcoming Non-Financial Barriers to Access to Justice
22 Nov 2018 Postponed Cruise Ship Passengers and Australian Law – Contracts, Consumer Protection, Convention?
08 Nov 2018 Criminal Law fit for a continent? I don't think so.
18 Oct 2018 Patron's Address - Back to the Future? How Local History, Customs and Traditions are Still Shaping Our Legal Orders
11 Oct 2018 Emerging Scholars Evening
04 Oct 2018 Litigation Funding: Access and Ethics
02 Oct 2018 'Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Are we Asking Too Much of the International Criminal Court?'
17 Sep 2018 Eighth Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance - 'Free Speech and the Law on Campus'
23 Aug 2018 Australian Academy of Science and Australian Academy of Law Joint Symposium
26 Jul 2018 Overcoming Financial Barriers to Access to Justice
27 Jun 2018 Members Only Event: Eyes on the Spies
30 Apr 2018 Access to Justice: The Breadth of the Concept of Justice
15 Mar 2018 Public Lecture - 'The Federal Court and The Constitution'
29 Nov 2017 'Rationality and reason in administrative law – would a roll of the dice be just as good?'
20 Nov 2017 How to be ethical in the practice of the law: can it be taught?
01 Nov 2017 'The Rule of Law in a Post Truth Environment'
23 Oct 2017 'Corporations and Corporate Insolvency Jurisdiction of the Federal Court – From Passer-by to Chameleon Lodger'
25 Sep 2017 Patron's Address - 'The International Court of Justice as a Working Court'
19 Sep 2017 Seventh Austin Asche Oration in Law and Governance - 'Making detention safe and humane: can we grasp a once-in-a-generation opportunity?'
17 Jul 2017 'Bringing Science, Technology and Law Together to Solve the Illegal Fishing Challenge'
20 Jun 2017 Ethics in the practice of law: a profession, a business or both?
04 Apr 2017 An Ethics Hypothetical - the gap between what the community expects and what the law and its personnel and institutions can deliver
08 Feb 2017 Australian Academy of Law Public Lecture
10 Nov 2016 Australian Academy of Law 2016 Symposium
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