Defending Sir Samuel Griffith’s legacy – Interview on Credlin (24 June 2022)

In June 2022, I was invited to appear on Credlin to discuss moves to 'cancel' Sir Samuel Griffith and the work of The Samuel Griffith Society to defend and preserve his legacy. You can view the full interview via Sky News Australia at: https://www.skynews.com.au/opinion/peta-credlin/cant-afford-to-concede-on-sir-samuel-griffiths-legacy/video/17988278e43b49b25296f0237ebbdfab

The case for parliamentary term limits

This week, as the 117th Congress of the United States began its term, I made the following case for parliamentary term limits in The Spectator. Drawing upon my experience of Capitol Hill in the office of outgoing Congressman Ted S. Yoho, I argue that term limits would allow our politicians to spend less time campaigning … Continue reading The case for parliamentary term limits

Reflections on DPP v Walters and Boutlon v The Queen

The Victorian cases of DPP v Walters[1] and Boulton v The Queen[2] demonstrate how textualist arguments can be used to sustain judgments that clearly do not accord with the legislative intent of Parliament. These cases involved courts engaged in supposedly textualist analysis that resulted in interpretations of statutes that were clearly and wholly inconsistent with … Continue reading Reflections on DPP v Walters and Boutlon v The Queen

2017/18 Outgoing MULC President’s Report

On April 16, 2018 I delivered the following Outgoing President's Report at the conclusion of my term as Melbourne University Liberal Club President. Today I am pleased to deliver my final Report as Club President after what has certainly been an eventful thirteen months in the role. Although not without its challenges, 2017 was an … Continue reading 2017/18 Outgoing MULC President’s Report