The Fifth Estate: High Court

The Fifth Estate: High Court

Sally Warhaft is joined by John Hewson and Adrienne Stone for a Fifth Estate conversation about recent matters facing the High Court and its role in Australian democracy today.

In recent times, it seems the Australian Constitution has been in the headlines more often than not. Accordingly, the High Court has been in the spotlight, too.

What are our expectations of the judiciary with regard to keeping the other branches of government in check? How well do citizens, and legislators, understand the constitution and the High Court’s role in interpreting it?

Who?

Portrait of Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, the Fifth Estate, now in its sixth year. She is a former editor of the Monthly magazine and the author of the bestselling book Well May We Say: The Speeches that Made Australia.

Portrait of Adrienne Stone

Adrienne Stone

Adrienne Stone holds a Chair at Melbourne Law School, where she is also an ARC Kathleen Fitzpatrick Laureate Fellow, a Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and Director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies.

Portrait of John Hewson

John Hewson

John Hewson is an economic and financial expert with experience in academia, business, government and the financial system.

He has worked as an economist for the Australian Treasury, the Reserve Bank, the IMF and as an advisor to two successive federal treasurers and the prime minister. He is currently a professor at the Crawford School ANU.

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