School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne
The University is committed to hosting events and activations on its campuses in a COVIDSafe way, in accord with government restrictions and guidelines. Some of our events are presented on campus, others online – be sure to check the details. Find out more about the University’s COVIDSafe plans
Book Launch and 2022 Sir George Turner Public Lecture
Join us from 5pm to 6pm to celebrate the Melbourne book launch of Commercial Arbitration in Australia Under the Model Law (3 ed) written by Professor Doug Jones AO and Professor Janet Walker CM. The Book Launch will feature an address by Professor Richard Garnett (Melbourne Law School), as well as the co-author of this third edition Professor Janet Walker CM. Drinks and canapes will be served.
Followed by the 2022 Sir George Turner lecture presented by Professor Doug Jones AO at 6pm to 7pm.
About the Lecture
Australia – The Very Model of a Modern Arbitration Law presented by Professor Doug Jones AO
With the adoption of the Model Law as both our domestic and international arbitration Law, Australian courts have gained a new vista of opportunities for guidance on world-class best practice in arbitration, guidance to which they have now begun to contribute. This lecture takes a look at some examples of our finest jurisprudence and the recognition that it is receiving in leading courts in major centres of arbitration, highlighting the important role we are playing in advancing the practice of arbitration both in Australia and around the world.
About the Book
Commercial Arbitration in Australia Under the Model Law by Professor Doug Jones AO and Professor Janet Walker CM is an annotated guide to the domestic commercial arbitration legislation in Australia under the uniform commercial arbitration Acts.
It provides analytical commentary on the growing body of case law applying the Model Law in Australia and around the world, discusses innovations in institutional rules and offers practical guidance.
The book launch is supported by CIArb Australia. This launch follows an event in Sydney hosted by ACICA on 22 June 2022.
Invitees to the event are entitled to a 15% discount when purchasing the book. Please use the promo code CAA15 when ordering online from the Thomson Reuters eStore.
The Sir George Turner Lecture is named in honour of Sir George who was born on 8 August 1851, completed the articled clerks’ course and was admitted to practice in 1881. He was Mayor of St Kilda from 1887 to 1888, elected to the Legislative Assembly in 1889 and became Solicitor-General for Victoria in 1892. In 1894 he became Premier of Victoria. In 1897 he was appointed KCMG and a Privy Councillor, also receiving honorary degrees from Oxford and Cambridge Universities in that year. He resigned in February 1901 to enter Federal politics, becoming Treasurer and presenting the first four Commonwealth budgets. He later resumed legal practice in partnership with a son, George John, and their firm merged with the firm of Corr and Corr in 1907. From 1906 he was Chairman of Commissioners of the State Savings Bank of Victoria. He died on 13 August 1916.
This 2022 Sir George Turner lecture will be delivered in-person and recorded. The recording will be available via the Melbourne Law School website.
The ideology of the postcolonial ‘developmental’ state not only results
in the marginalisation of minorities but also serves to legitimise and gloss over asymmetric power relations that produce such marginalisation. Development projects disproportionately target minority lands and forests, with long-term devastating effects on the cultures and the very existence of minorities.
Statelessness is a direct outcome of such political and economic marginalisation as part of the ideological operation of the postcolonial ‘developmental’ state. International law provides a framework within which international actors and postcolonial states suppress minority interests in the name of economic development, whereas minorities – being politically marginalised – suffer the most due to such development activities. Genocidal violence against the Rohingya minority in Myanmar illustrates these arguments.