Richardson Oration

The Jack Richardson Oration on the Public Lawyer and Public Governance was established in 2011, and is held each year in honour of the late Professor Jack Richardson AO, the Commonwealth’s first Ombudsman. The Oration takes as its theme the legal aspects of public administration. The purpose of the Oration is to focus on the relationship between the law, as practised by the public lawyer, and government activities in a social, economic, and ethical context.

Illegitimately Re-Writing the Music?

9 Sep 2019

Illegitimately Re-Writing the Music?

The 2019 Richardson Oration, delivered by The Hon Virginia Bell AC.

Reviewing the Reviewer

15 Sep 2015

Reviewing the Reviewer

The 2015 Richardson Oration, delivered by the Hon Justice Duncan Kerr.

Information Technology and the Common Law

16 Sep 2014

Information Technology and the Common Law

The 2014 Richardson Oration, delivered by The Hon Justice Stephen Gageler.

The Development of the 'New' Administrative Law

12 Sep 2012

The Development of the 'New' Administrative Law

The 2012 Richardson Oration, delivered by The Hon Michael Kirby AC CMG.

The Government Lawyer

7 Sep 2011

The Government Lawyer

The 2011 Richardson Oration, delivered by Damian Bugg AM QC.

The Richardson Oration

The Richardson Oration

The Jack Richardson Oration is held annually in honour of the late Professor Jack Richardson AO, the Commonwealth’s first Ombudsman. 

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