Law, Parliament and Inquiries - Canberra, 10 March 2016

Dominique Hogan-Doran SC will be presenting at this special seminar on parliamentary law issues, to be chaired by the Clerk of the Australian Senate, Dr Rosemary Laing.

Law, Parliament and Inquiries

Date: Thursday 10 March, 2016
Time: 2.00pm to 5.15pm
Venue: Hyatt Hotel Canberra, 120 Commonwealth Avenue, Yarralumla

Chair: Dr Rosemary Laing, Clerk of the Australian Senate

An Overview of the Law of Parliament

Providing her unique insight, Dr Laing will give an overview of the Law of Parliament, looking into the rationale for and application of parliamentary privilege and discussing interesting questions and recent developments in the area.

Presented by Dr Rosemary Laing, Clerk of the Senate

The Law Making Process

  • How proposals for new laws or amendments to existing laws are generated and approved
  • The legislative drafting process
  • Subsidiary legislation issues
  • The enactment process: parliamentary bills

Presented by Gregory Ross, Partner, Eakin McCaffery Cox Lawyers

Developments in Public Interest Immunity

  • Common law vs the Evidence Act
  • Application in royal commissions, judicial inquiries and parliamentary inquiries
  • Key cases and practical insights and tips

Presented by Dr Ashley Tsacalos, Partner, Clayton Utz

Parliamentary Functions and Parliamentary Privilege

  • Inquisitorial processes: Parliamentary perspective
  • Powers and privileges of Parliament and its committees, and implications for legal practice
  • Legal professional privilege and public interest immunity claims in a Parliamentary context
  • Advising witnesses, including public sector witnesses, appearing before Parliament and its committees

Presented by Dominique Hogan-Doran SC, 6 St James’ Hall

Visit the LegalWise website for registration details.