Anne Twomey

AUSTRALIA AFTER THE 2023 REFERENDUM – ANNE TWOMEY

2024-03-11T11:12:41+11:0027 November 2023|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The issue of the referendum on the Indigenous Voice to Parliament consumed discussion across Australia for ten months and more leading to the referendum on Saturday 14 October 2023 at which the Yes case was lost overwhelmingly - going down 39 per cent to 61 per cent No. There was a week of mourning for [...]

SECTION 92 OF THE CONSTITUTION AND THE CLOSURE OF STATE BORDERS

2023-08-24T15:41:38+10:0021 October 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Anne Twomey is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney and Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit. Among her many publications are The Veiled Sceptre - Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (2018) and Pitt Cobbett – A Portrait of Australia’s Constitution at 1919 (2019). On Wednesday 22 July 2020, [...]

THE HIGH COURT’S DECISION ON THE RELEASE OF LETTERS BETWEEN GOVERNOR-GENERAL SIR JOHN KERR AND BUCKINGHAM PALACE

2020-08-19T09:42:32+10:0013 August 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Anne Twomey is Professor of Constitutional Law and Director, Constitutional Reform Unit at the University of Sydney. She worked for the High Court of Australia as a Senior Research Officer, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service as a researcher in the Law and Government Group, the Commonwealth Senate as Secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional [...]

The Queen’s Role in the Appointment and Dismissal of the Governor General

2018-09-11T14:35:35+10:0010 September 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Anne Twomey is Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Sydney. She is the author of (most recently) The Veiled Sceptre – Reserve Powers of Heads of State in Westminster Systems (CUP, 2018). In discussions of the Whitlam Government’s dismissal by Governor General Sir John Kerr in 1975, there is rarely any consideration [...]

1975 – Myths Revisited

2017-05-12T19:34:56+10:0022 December 2015|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

 Professor Anne Twomey is Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit at Sydney University and author of  numerous constitutional law studies especially The Chameleon Crown - The Queen and her Australian Governors She has expert knowledge of the legal story surrounding Sir John Kerr’s actions and what followed. On Monday 9 November 2015, Anne Twomey joined [...]

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