This lecture is named in honour of the founder of Speed and Stracey Lawyers and the Rule of Law Education Centre, Robin Speed OAM, who passed away in February 2023. The Robin Speed Memorial Lecture will be held annually to coincide with the anniversary of the sealing of the Magna Carta on 15 June.Read More
Author: Sally Layson
Peter Zahra, who died this week, was much more than the NSW District Court judge who was running the embezzlement trial of Guy Sebastian’s former manager, Titus Day.
Behind the scenes Judge Zahra was one of the biggest supporters of a program that gives law and commerce students direct access to NSW courts.Read More
The Federal Election and the Registration of Political Parties High Court of Australia John...Read More
Chipping away at the Rule of Law There will be many lessons from the war in Ukraine, some of which...Read More
The Eureka rebellion was a defining moment in Australian history as the beginning of true representative democracy. It resulted in important reforms being put in place to limit the power government had over the people and gave people a voice in making laws and the ability to hold decision makers to account.
This page provides an audio book reading of the book, character chards, a poster and the Eureka Debate
Are we witnessing the death of the presumption of innocence? And does this matter?
This is the subject of the Rule of Law conference hosted by the Rule of Law Education Centre, that will examine recent challenges to this doctrine and the threat this poses to the Australian concept of a ‘fair go’.
Speakers include Ron Hoenig MP, Margaret Cunneen, Malcolm Stewart and Chris MerrittRead More
Speed and Stracey recently represented Libertyworks Inc, at the High Court to seek a declaration that the registration provisions under the FITS Act were beyond the power of the Commonwealth Parliament to enact because they contravened the implied constitutional freedom of political communicationRead More