Federalism and COVID

Hear from Anja Hilkemeijer about Federalism.

Presenters

Anja Hilkemeijer

Anja Hilkemeijer is a Lecturer in Public Law at the University of Tasmania, where she teaches Foundations of Public Law, Human rights Law and International Trade Law. Anja’s research focusses on the use of exective power and anti-discrimination law. With Brendan Gogarty, Anja developed the Tasmanian Constitutional Law Reform Project: an online compendium on the Tasmanian Constitution (2017-2019)

Dr Brendan Gogarty

Brendan Gogarty is Director of Clinical Practice and Education at the University of Tasmania

and Acting Director Tasmanian Law Reform Institute. In 2020, Brendan led the development of a series of factsheets on Covid-19 and the Law. With Anka Hilkemeijer, Brendna led the Tasmanian Constitutional Law Reform Project: an online compendium on the Tasmanian Constitution (2017-2019).

Professor Richard Eccleston

Richard Eccleston is Professor of Political Science and Director of the Tasmanian Policy Exchange. An international authority on tax policy and the politics of tax reform, Richard has led projects on a wide range of topics from housing affordability, migration, preventative health to campaign finance reform. He works closely with governments of all political persuasions and has provided numerous policy briefings and formal submissions and is a respected political commentator.

Reading

  • Anne Twomey, Multi-Level Government and COVID-19: Australia as a case study, Melbourne Forum on Constitution Building
  • Anne Twomey, “Nowhere to hide: the significance of national cabinet not being a cabinet” The Conversation,I 6 August 2021
  • Thomas Keneally, “A Fractured Federation? How the close of state borders in the Covid crisis raises old quarrels” The Guardian Australia, 7 August 2021.