Michael Kirby

THE COMMONWEALTH OF NATIONS: FROM ALLEGIANCE TO COMMONWEALTH CHARTER VALUES

2024-03-11T11:08:14+11:009 October 2023|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

In 2009, Justice Kirby was appointed a member of a high-level group tasked with identifying the “common values and aspirations” of this unique body.  Chaired by Tun Abdullah Badawi (past PM of Malaysia) and including Sir Malcolm Rifkind (past UK Foreign Secretary) and 7 others the group recommended adoption of a Charter to support cohesion, [...]

MENZIES VERSUS EVATT: THE GREAT RIVALRY OF AUSTRALIAN POLITICS – Michael Kirby

2023-10-09T13:50:55+11:0010 August 2023|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

No two contestants in Australian political history could be said to have affected each other as much as Robert Menzies and Bert Evatt – one to have helped to establish a workable platform – the United Nations - to bring nations together in the cause of peace, the other to establish himself as Australia’s longest [...]

The Commonwealth of Nations: From Allegiance to Commonwealth Charter Values – Michael Kirby [Zoom]

2023-10-03T09:27:16+11:0019 July 2023|Tags: |

Speaker: The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC Topic:  The Commonwealth of Nations: From Allegiance to Commonwealth Charter Values Date: Monday 9 October 2023 Time: 6 pm Venue: Online via Zoom LIGHT REFRESHMENTS PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS FOR PAID ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE ONLY & 1 GUEST - If you would like to [...]

Launch of Menzies versus Evatt: Australia’s Great Political Rivalry [Zoom]

2023-07-19T15:56:36+10:0019 July 2023|Tags: , |

Speakers: The Hon John Howard AC & The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC Topic: Launch of Menzies versus Evatt: Australia's Great Political Rivalry. Date: Thursday 10 August 2023 Time: 5.30 pm for 6 pm   PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS FOR PAID ASSOCIATE MEMBERS OF THE SYDNEY INSTITUTE ONLY & 1 GUEST - If you would [...]

Launch of Menzies versus Evatt: Australia’s Great Political Rivalry [Face to face]

2023-07-28T10:39:04+10:0019 July 2023|Tags: , |

Speakers: The Hon John Howard AC & The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC Topic: Launch of Menzies versus Evatt: Australia's Great Political Rivalry. Date: Thursday 10 August 2023 Time: 5.30 pm for 6 pm Venue: King & Wood Mallesons, Level 61, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney PLEASE NOTE: THIS MEETING IS FOR PAID ASSOCIATE [...]

COVID-19, COURT HEARINGS AND AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING

2020-11-04T12:14:20+11:004 November 2020|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

The Hon Michael Kirby QC CMC is an international jurist, educator and former judge. He served as a Deputy President of the Australian Conciliation and Arbitration Commission (1975-83); Chairman of the Australian Law Reform Commission (1975-84); Judge of the Federal Court of Australia (1983-4); President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal (1984-96); President [...]

The Rainbow in Asia

2023-09-05T15:58:18+10:0022 January 2018|Categories: Paper|Tags: , |

With Australia’s historic legislative change to its Marriage Act to allow marriage between gay couples, a new age has begun Down Under. But not so for many of Australia’s nearest neighbours. For some time, The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMC, international jurist, educator and former judge, has taken up the LGBTIQ cause in Asia and [...]

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