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Lionel Murphy Memorial Lectures

 

Lionel Murphy Memorial Lectures are held each year. Copies of lectures (1987-1998) are available in print from the Foundation, upon request.    It is proposed to put Lectures from 2000 onwards onto  this site, or make them available as email attachments.  

 If you would like to attend the Lectures, please email your contact details to us.

1987:  Inaugural 

The Hon Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

‘Murphy—Bold Spirit of the Living Law’ (Transcript available online --- click here)

1988:  2nd Lecture

Professor Tony Blackshield

‘The Perils of a Written Constitution’ 

(no transcript available)

1989: 3rd Lecture

The Hon Justice Mary Gaudron

Third Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1990: 4th Lecture

George Negus

Fourth Lionel Murphy Memorial Lecture  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1991: 5th Lecture

Malcolm Turnbull

‘The Queen and Colonialism: A Republic   Address’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1992: 6th Lecture

The Hon Barry O Jones AO MP

‘Setting a New Radical Agenda for the 21st Century’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1993: 7th Lecture 

Professor Paul Wilson

‘Beyond the Witchhunt: Decriminalising Illegal Drugs'  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1994: 8th Lecture

Noel Pearson

‘After Mabo’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1995: 9th Lecture

The Hon Peter Baume AO

‘Voluntary Euthanasia and the Liberal Tradition’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1996: 10th Lecture

Mr Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

‘Lionel Murphy – Ten Years On’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

Special Address

Mr Justice Michael Kirby AC CMG

‘Lionel Murphy and the Power of Ideas: The dissenter’s views begin to prevail’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1997: 11th Lecture

Ms Cheryl Kernot

‘The Failure of Conservatism; Meeting the Challenges of New Politics’  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1998:12th Lecture

Senator Natasha Stott Despoja

'Towards 2000: Politics, the Law and Technology'  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1998: Special Address

Dr Paul Dietze PhD
Address on his term as a Lionel Murphy Scholar,  (Transcript available online --- click here)

1999: 13th Lecture

Professor Henry Reynolds MA Dlitt

'Murphy, Coe and the Problem of Aboriginal Sovereignty'    (EDITED COPY NOT YET AVAILABLE)

2000: 14th Lecture

The Hon J J Spigelman AC, Chief Justice of NSW

'Economic Rationalism and the Law'  (Transcript available online --- click here)

2001: 15th Lecture

Ms Pat Turner AM

'Reconciliation - Moving Beyond Broad Support and Goodwill' (Transcript available online --- click here)

2002: 16th Lecture

Mr Julian Burnside QC

'Who's Afraid of Human Rights?' (Transcript available online --- click here)

2003: 17th Lecture

Dr Tim Flannery

'Humanism & the environment:  Addressing need in a world of environmental limits'
(Only partial transcript available on line.)

2004: 18th Lecture

Dr Inga Clendinnen
'Making Stories, Telling Tales:  Life, Literature, Law'
(Transcript available online --- click here)

2005: 19th Lecture

The Hon R J L Hawke AC

'From Deakin to Howard  -  A Tarnished Vision'

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2006: 20th Lecture

The Hon Neville Wran AC QC (Hon)LLD(Syd), (Hon)LLD(NSW)

'Civil Liberties:  An Endangered Species'

(Transcript available online -- click here)

Audio Recording at http://law.anu.edu.au/nissl/murphy.htm

2007: 21st Lecture

The Hon Alastair Nicholson AO, RFD, QC

'Australia's Children: Does the Law Offer Them Sufficient Protection?

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2008: 22nd Lecture

Cameron Murphy

'Australia as International Citizen - From Past Failure to Future Distinction'

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2008 Extra

Dr Natasha Cica
Past Scholar's Address

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2009: 23rd Lecture

Dr Rob Moodie
'Preventative Health and the Nanny State:  Fairy Godmother or Wicked Witch?'

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2009 Extra

Sean Brennan
Past Scholar's Address

(Transcript available online -- click here)

2010: 24th Lecture

Professor Patrick McGorry AO
'A 21st Century Approach to Mental Health)

No transcript.  Audio clip by hyperlink to ANU.   Click here:  http://law.anu.edu.au/eventRecordings/playRecording.asp?ID=66

2011 The Hon Robert McClelland, AG 'Vigilence against Injustice in the Criminal Justice'
     
     

 

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