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George Williams

George Williams is one of Australia's leading constitutional lawyers and public commentators. George Williams is the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Planning and Assurance, Anthony Mason Professor and a Scientia Professor at UNSW. He has served as Dean of UNSW Law and held an Australian Research Council Laureate Fellowship. He has written and edited books, including Australian Constitutional Law and Theory and The Oxford Companion to the High Court of Australia. He is co-author of Everything You Need to Know about the Uluru Statement from the Heart with Megan Davis.

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Everything You Need to Know About the Uluru Statement from the Heart
June 2021
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Everything you Need to Know About the Referendum to Recognise Indigenous Australians
February 2015
This book explains everything that Australians need to know about the proposal to recognise Aboriginal peoples in the Constitution.
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A Charter of Rights for Australia
George Williams, Daniel Reynolds
August 2017
Australia does not have a bill or charter of rights, which means there is no comprehensive law that enshrines human rights in Australia – even though these laws are standard in the rest of the developed world. So what does this mean for the rights of Australian citizens?
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Bills of Rights in Australia
Andrew Byrnes, H Charlesworth, Gabrielle McKinnon
December 2008
Bills of Rights in Australia , written by the leading experts in the field, examines the arguments for and against greater protection of human rights. Original and timely, it examines the emerging evidence of the impact of these uniquely Australian bills of rights.
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Inside Australia's Anti-Terrorism Laws and Trials
Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, George Williams
March 2015
Most tellingly, the book asks whether seeing these anti-terror laws as normal is a danger in itself.