Event: The Constitutional Invalidity of Vaccination Mandates

You are warmly invited to hear from Professor Augusto Zimmermann, WALTA President and renowned expert in Australian Constitutional Law.

Introducing him is Professor John G. Hartnett PhD The topic of Professor Zimmermann’s presentation is:




  • Venue: All Nations Presbyterian Church, Level 2, 82 Beaufort Street, Perth WA 6000
  • Date: Saturday, 14th August 2021
  • Time: 12.45 pm (for a 1.15pm start)
  • Donation: $5.00 per person for venue hire and refreshments



Augusto Zimmermann LLB, LLM, PhD, DipEd, CIArb, is Professor and Head of Law at Sheridan Institute of Higher Education in Perth, Western Australia. He is also the Founder and President of the Western Australian Legal Theory Association, the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of The Western Australian Jurist, an Elected Fellow at the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family, and a former Vice-President of the Australasian Society of Legal Philosophy. From 2012 to 2017 Professor Zimmermann served as a Law Reform Commissioner with the Law Reform Commission of Western Australia.

Professor Zimmermann was also the Murdoch University Law School’s Associate Dean for Research (2009-2012). While working at that university, he was awarded the 2012 Vice Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Research, and two Law School Dean’s Research Awards, in 2010 and 2011. He served on numerous academic bodies at Murdoch, including: the Research Degree and Scholarships Committee; the Vice Chancellor’s Awards and Citations Committee; the Academic Council’s Freedom of Speech in Policies and Procedures Advisory Group; and the Academic Staff Promotions Advisory Committee. 

In January 2015, Professor Zimmermann was invited by the Tasmanian Chief Justice to address the ‘Opening of the Legal Year’ in that state. His address was attended by the Governor of Tasmania, the State Premier, the Leader of the Opposition, the State Attorney-General, and Tasmanian judges, and lawyers.

He is generally recognised as a fierce advocate for free speech and the Rule of Law, Professor Zimmermann is the author of numerous articles on these topics, contributing, inter alia, for a seminal book about the Rule of Law edited by the President of the American Bar Association. He is the author/co-author/editor/co-editor of numerous academic articles and books, including Fundamental Rights in the Age of Covid-19, Connor Court Publishing, 2021; No Offence Intended: Why 18c is Wrong, Connor Court Publishing, 2016; Christian Foundations of the Common Law, 3 Volumes, Connor Court Publishing, 2018; and Global Perspectives on Subsidiarity, Springer, 2014; and Western Legal Theory: History, Concepts and Perspectives, LexisNexis, 2013.