The Centre for Legislation, Its Interpretation and Drafting has conducted its first highly successful Symposium. The ‘Coherence of Statutory Interpretation’ Symposium was attended by the judiciary, barristers, government legal counsel, and scholars from across Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. In a rare opportunity, those who write the laws and those who interpret the laws came together in a cordial and constructive atmosphere to discuss this much neglected topic. Chaired by the Hon. Kenneth Hayne, former Justice of the High Court of Australia and with notable participants including Sir Anthony Mason, former Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia, Chris Maxwell, President of the Victorian Court of Appeal, Sir Daniel Greenberg, Parliamentary Counsel, UK, and Parliamentary Counsel from Australian jurisdictions, the Symposium saw candid discussion between those engaged in the business of statutory interpretation.
Heralded a major success by all who participated, papers produced by participants will be published as an edited collection in 2018. This Symposium was the first in a Series to be conducted by the Centre, with its second Symposium on ‘Teaching Legislation’ scheduled in for the future. A wide range of Australian and International scholars are already confirmed to attend. Should you have any questions about the Centre’s Symposium Series or its Research Program, please contact its Director, Dr Jeffrey Barnes on (insert number) or Caralene Moloney, Centre Manager, on 61 3 9479 3061’.