Evatt Journal, Vol. 9, No. 1, March 2009

News & views

The financial & economic crisis

What has happened and what can be done, asks Frank Stilwell. [read more]

The carbon trading scheme

Ten Australian economists object. [read more]

Bastard boys

Christopher Sheil reviews two epic industrial disputes. [read more]

New papers

Human rights, the courts & the constitution

The dialogue model of human rights is going the wrong way, argues Michael McHugh. [read more]

The Doc & the UN after 60 years

Michael Kirby assesses the life and achievements of Doc Evatt. [read more]

Dialogue on democracy

Pete Hay considers the way we govern ourselves against the biggest test. [read more]


Come to lunch with the Governor-General

This year is the 20th anniversary of the Jessie Street Trust, formed in 1989 to commemorate Jessie's life and to assist activities she would have supported. Magically, the speaker at lunch this year is Her Excellency Ms Quentin Bryce AC, Australia's 25th Governor-General and the first woman to hold the office. Date: 17 April. [read more]

Crunch time: Think-tank conference

At the halfway mark of the Rudd government's first term, we invite you to join us in the first major conference of Australia's leading think-tanks to consider the principles and values that should guide public policy into the future. Date: 22-23 April. [deleted]

Evatt seminar: A human rights charter for Australia?

The Attorney-General announced a national consultation process on the protection and promotion of human rights in his Annual Evatt Lecture in December. Please join Penny Sharpe, George Williams and Ron Dyer in this special Evatt Foundation seminar to discuss the issues. Date: 7 May. [read more]

Other info


A new book from Sydney University Press tells the inspiring story of Doc Evatt and the United Nations. Moving in the Open Daylight, by Ashley Hogan, was launched on the 60th anniversary of the adoption and proclamation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Order your copy of this short, sharp and unique Australian story today. [read more]


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