Dr Zimmermann Speaks at the 25th Anniversary of the Samuel Griffith Society

Recently our president, Dr Augusto Zimmermann spoke at the 25th Anniversary of the Samuel Griffith Society in Perth. The occasion was to celebrate 25 years of the society and to advertise this years conference to be held in Perth on August 25-27.

Murdoch University’s School of Law reports:


Murdoch legal academic Dr Augusto Zimmerman, who is also Law Reform Commissioner in Western Australia, was invited on 27 April 2017 to address a special event that celebrated the 25th Anniversary of The Samuel Griffith Society. This event also launched the 2017 Annual Conference, which will be held in Perth from 25-27 August, 2017.

Dr Zimmermann’s address was attended by prominent politicians and members of the legal profession in Australia, including former WA Attorney General Michael Minchin  MLC, Stuart Wood QC (Aickin Chambers, Melbourne) and Daniel White (Mills Oakley, Perth). They enjoyed Dr Zimmermann’s talk with other members of the Society who also believe in upholding the Australian Constitution.

The Samuel Griffith Society’s prime role is to ensure that proposals to change the Australian Constitution will be subjected to the most intense scrutiny. Constitutional change may well be desirable from time to time, but it should only occur after exhaustive, community-wide debate, leading up to consideration by the Australian people under the referendum provisions of s 128 of the Constitution.

The Society’s next Conference will be held in Perth, 25th – 27th August, 2017. Confirmed speakers for the conference include The Honourable Patrick Keane AC (Justice of the High Court of Australia), and The Honourable Nicholas Hasluck AM (former Judge of the Supreme Court of Western Australia).

If you are interested in attending the annual Samuel Griffith Society conference, see their website for details.