The Fourth Annual Australia & the World Symposium: Constitutional Change in Australia and beyond

Friday 3 March 2023

On Wednesday 01 March 2023, the ANU Australian Studies Institute (AuSI) held our Fourth Annual Australia & the World Symposium. The purpose of AuSI's annual symposia is to spark interdisciplinary conversations between scholars on the major issues confronting Australia and engender future research and publications.

Convened by Professor Shirley Leitch and moderated by Professor Mark Kenny, our Fourth Annual Symposium saw a number of impressive academics deliver thought-provoking presentations on the Symposium's theme 'Constitutional Change in Australia and Beyond'

Opening Keynotes were delivered by Professor Gabrielle Appleby (UNSW) on 'First Nations Constitutional Recognition in Australia: Addressing Foundational Failures of Rule of Law'  and Professor Frank Bongiorno (ANU) on 'The Monarchy and Republicanism in Australia, 1983-96'.

The full Symposium program can be viewed here.  

We would like to say a huge thank you to all the wonderful speakers and participants who contribtued to making this event such a success. We are already looking forward to delivering our Fifth Annual Australia & the World Symposium in the future. 


Feedback from attendees

"Such a wonderful symposium at @ANUausi, thanks to the organisers and presenters for a rich discussion on the Australian constitution and how it might be changed." - Dr Benjamin T. Jones

"A privilege to participate in this symposium @ANUausi - I've most enjoyed listening to other presenters, but it was also good to explore embryonic thoughts on constitutional identity, constitutional change & what it means for constitutional literacy & the Australian psyche." - Dr. Danielle Ireland-Piper

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