Whitmore Lectures


Since 2007 the Council of Australasian Tribunals (NSW) has held an annual lecture in honour of the late Professor Harry Whitmore. The aims of COAT include working with tribunals, organisations and governments to develop and promote administrative justice. An eminent academic, Professor Whitmore was a member of the Kerr Committee whose groundbreaking recommendations led to citizens being given the right to challenge decisions made by the bureaucracy and greater openness and transparency in government.

Whitmore and the Americans: Some American influences on the development of Australian Administrative Law

The Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler

The Value of Human Rights for Australia

Professor Gillian Triggs

The Tribunal Dilemma : Rigorous Informality

The Honourable Justice Garry Downes AM

The reason for administrative reasons - Osmond Revisited

The Honourable Michael Kirby AC CMG

The Kerr Report: Its Continuing Significance

Sir Anthony Mason AC KBE

The Foundations of Administrative Law

The Honourable Chief Justice James Allsop AO

The Constitutionalisation of State Administrative Law

Ronald Sackville QC AO

Separation of powers - Dialogue and deference

The Honourable Justice John Basten

Judicial Review & the Shifting Sands of Legal Unreasonableness

The Honourable Justice MJ Beazley AO

Freedom of information - a new paradigm

The Honourable Justice Ruth McColl AO

Telephone: 0418 281 116   -   GPO Box 268, Darlinghurst NSW 1300
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