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Current Constitutional Controversies is a high-profile colloquium series dedicated to timely and incisive discussion of the most important constitutional cases decided by the High Court each year, and other topical questions of constitutional law.

The series, presented by UQ's TC Beirne School of Law and the Queensland Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, provides a forum for leading scholars, practitioners and members of the judiciary to analyse and discuss current constitutional issues.

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Attendance is on a RSVP basis and restricted to numbers appropriate to a colloquium format. 

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Due to the informal nature of the event, speakers will not necessarily prepare written papers. If a paper is written for distribution it will be made available through this website. A hard copy will not be provided at the colloquium itself.

Lady with scales

Is QCAT (still) a court? Super-tribunals and Ch III of the Constitution

28 March 2019 5:30pm6:30pm
Since Burns, decisions in New South Wales and South Australia have found that their super-tribunals are not Ch III courts. In light of these developments, is QCAT still a court? And what does the fallout from Burns v Corbett mean for Queensland?