UPCOMING EVENT: Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is proud to host

 Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues

This seminar will bring you tales from the many electoral issues raised in the past 12 months. Our speakers will present on four compelling topics. Damian O’Leary will speak on the missing ballot papers in the Western Australian senate election and the subsequent action in the Court of Disputed Returns. Mike Wait will speak on the recent decision of the High Court in Unions NSW v New South Wales [2013] HCA 58, which upheld a challenge to restrictions on political donations. Stephen McDonald will speak on the aborted local government referendum. Finally, Professor Clem Macintyre will speak on the controversy regarding electoral boundaries and the primary vote following the recent State election.

Presenters: Damian O’Leary (Counsel, Crown Solicitor’s Office) Mike Wait (Executive Solicitor, Crown Solicitor’s Office), Stephen McDonald (Barrister, Hanson Chambers), Clement Macintyre (Professor, University of Adelaide)

When: 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Where: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, University of Adelaide Law School

Cost: Free. Members and non-members welcome.

RSVP by Monday, 2 June 2014 to Sarah Mitchell by email (

GDLP students will receive credit for attendance towards GDLP requirements (subject to application to the Law Society).

Attendance at this seminar may be recognised for MCPD purposes.



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