You are invited to attend the 2023 Annual Dinner of the NSW Society of Labor Lawyers, with guest speakers Professor George Williams and the new Attorney-General of New South Wales Hon Michael Daley MP.
Professor Williams will deliver an address on the future of referendums in Australia including the outcome of the referendum to enshrine an indigenous Voice to Parliament in the Constitution. Mr Daley will report back to members and supporters on the law reform achievements and agenda of the new NSW Labor Government.
The 2023 Annual Dinner will coincide with the launch of the 2023 edition of Legal Tweaks.
Members, friends, partners and fellow travellers are welcome. Tickets can be purchased below for $100 (members), $120 (non-members), or $80 (students). A table of 10 can be purchased at a discounted rate of $1,000. Tickets include banquet dinner and alcohol.
About Professor George Williams
George Williams AO is a leading constitutional law scholar and barrister. He is a Deputy Vice Chancellor and the Anthony Mason Professor at UNSW.
His 41 books include Australian Constitutional Law and Theory, Human Rights under the Australian Constitutionand How to Rule your Own Country: The Weird and Wonderful World of Micronations. He has appeared as a barrister in the High Court in many cases over the past 25 years, including on freedom of speech, freedom from racial discrimination and the rule of law. He has also appeared in the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal of Fiji, including on the legality of the 2000 coup.
George is a well-known media commentator on legal issues, having been a columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald and Canberra Times, and currently for The Australian.
About Hon Michael Daley MP
Mr Daley is the Member for Maroubra in the NSW Parliament. He has been the NSW Attorney-General since the March 2023 election. Mr Daley’s short time as Attorney-General to date has been eventful; among other things he has announced a thorough review of the state’s anti-discrimination laws, opened a new Legal Aid office in Broken Hill, announced a pardon of Kathleen Folbigg, expanded the Drug Court and Youth Koori Court, funded the establishment of a financial abuse service at Redfern Legal Centre and established the Winha-nga-nha List in Dubbo to achieve better outcomes in Children’s Court matters.
In 2005, Michael was elected as the Member for Maroubra in the NSW Parliament on the retirement of Premier Bob Carr. Mr Daley previously served as Minister for Roads in the 2007 Iemma Government. By 2009, Michael was sworn in as Minister for Police. Later, Mr Daley was appointed Minister for Finance, where he delivered a fairer Workers Compensation Scheme balancing budget realities with the importance of protecting our injured workers.
Following the election loss in 2011, Mr Daley was appointed Shadow Treasurer and later became Opposition Leader in the 2019 State Election.