The 'new' Corporations Law

The 'New' Corporations Law

The Howard government's industrial relations laws are unfair, but a majority in the High Court has now found that they are Constitutional. The majority decision has been widely reported but little analysed. What does the Australian Constitution now add up to? Does the court's sanctioning of the Commonwealth power grab signal 'High Noon' for Australia's states? What other policy possibilities does the decision pave the way for, in the event of the Howard government being re-elected or for a future Labor government?

To discuss the implications of the landmark decision, the Evatt Foundation invites you to join distinguished experts for a public seminar on the 'new' Corporations Law.

'What does the Australian Constitution now add up to?'


The Hon Ron Dyer, Vice President of the Evatt Foundation (chair)

A Constitutional Perspective

George Williams, Anthony Mason Professor and Director of the Gilbert+Tobin Centre of Public Law at the Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales

The Future for the States

The Hon Jeff Shaw, QC, former NSW Attorney General.

The Future for Industrial Relations

Dr John Buchanan, Director, Workplace Research Centre (formerly acirrt), University of Sydney

Event location: LHMU Auditorium, 187 Thomas St, Haymarket, Sydney

Event time: Thursday 7 December, 2006, 5.30 pm for 6 pm to 7 pm

Event cost: $10

RSVP: Evatt 9385-7137 or email