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?
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.
Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne broadcaster, anthropologist and writer. She is the host of The Fifth Estate, the Wheeler Centre’s live series focusing on journalism, politics, media, and international relations, and The Leap Year, a Wheeler Centre podcast about Australians’ lives in the fog of ... Read more
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 curre... Read more
Adrienne Stone is Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor and director of the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies at Melbourne Law School and an Australian Laureate Fellow. She writes and lectures about constitutional law in Australia and globally and has special expertise on freedom of... Read more
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