Anne Twomey

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

2018-09-11T14:35:35+10:00September 10th, 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+10:00December 22nd, 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 [...]

Minority Government in Australia and Canada

2017-05-10T18:12:05+10:00March 16th, 2011|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

Professor Anne Twomey, from Sydney University Law School, has also 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 Committee, and The Cabinet Office of NSW as [...]