Free Event: The Crown in NSW

Free Event: The Crown in NSW

While the Premier is the head of government in New South Wales, it is the Governor, as the representative of King Charles III, who formally exercises many important executive and legislative powers in the State, such as assenting to laws and appointing the Premier.

Have you ever wondered what the precise roles and responsibilities of the Crown are in NSW? Have you ever considered its ongoing relevance and its evolution though the ages? Join us for an evening with Professor Emerita Anne Twomey for answers to these questions and more.

Professor Emerita Anne Twomey is one of the leading minds on constitutional law in Australia. She has previously practised as a solicitor; and worked for the High Court of Australia, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service, the Commonwealth Senate, the NSW Cabinet Office, and the University of Sydney. Professor Emerita Twomey is a Member of the Order of Australia, and a prolific researcher with numerous publications under her name.

House Talks: the Crown in NSW is organised and delivered by the Parliament of NSW’s Communications, Engagement and Education branch, together with the Australasian Study of Parliament Group. *Our House Talks series is intended to highlight a range of interesting historical and cultural topics related to the functions of the Parliament of NSW and our democracy.

When: 5.30pm – 6.30pm, Thursday 27 June

Where: Jubilee Room, Parliament of New South Wales

*The Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) is a politically non-partisan body established in 1978 to encourage and stimulate research, writing, teaching, and discussion about parliamentary institutions in Australasia and the South Pacific. The ASPG has chapters in all states and territories of Australia and in New Zealand and is open to parliamentarians, parliamentary officers, academics, teachers, journalists, students, and all interested individuals. Learn more:

Image of St Edward’s Crown

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