ALHR Event: Attacks on political speech or Good Law?

ALHR invites you to collect CLE points and keep up to date on three recent Federal Bills that threaten to significantly infringe Australians’ right to free political speech. Are these Bills good law? Join us for a discussion about what makes good law and the defects in the:
  • Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Bill 2017
  • National Security Legislation Amendment (Espionage and Foreign Interference) Bill 2017
  • Electoral Legislation Amendment (Electoral Funding and Disclosure Reform) Bill 2017


Dr Tamsin Clarke, Chair ALHR Freedoms Committee 

Dr Tamsin Clarke LLB (Tas), LLM (Toronto), PhD (UNSW) has worked for over 35 years in corporate and financial services law and is a sole practitioner specialising in legal compliance. Her PhD topic discussed issues of racism, pluralism and democracy in Australia. She is Chair of the ALHR ‘Freedoms’ Committee.

Valerie Heath, Maurice Byers Chambers 

Valerie Heath B Juris LLB (UNSW), LLM (Sydney) has been in private practice as a barrister for more than 20 years and previously worked in insurance and government roles.  Valerie’s practice is principally in insurance and related fields. She specialises in life insurance and superannuation (particularly TPD and income protection claims), general insurance and government liability. She also practices in the areas of administrative law, commercial and corporate law, equity, personal injury, medical negligence, mediations and alternate dispute resolution, coronial inquests and inquiries, professional negligence and discipline.

Hosted by David Shoebridge MLC


On Wednesday 14 March 2018 at 5:30pm for a 5.45pm start
ALHR Members: Free
General Admission: $10.00


Macquarie Room
NSW Parliament House, Macquarie Street,, Sydney, NSW



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