Australian Institute of Administrative Law

Evening webinar from SA on The role of Parliamentary committees with Sarah Moulds

13 Oct

Australian Institute of Administrative Law SA Chapter
Late afternoon Webinar

by Zoom, commencing at 5.00pm (SA time; 5.30pm AEDT;  2.30pm WA time; 4.30pm Qld time)

Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Committees of Influence:

the role of parliamentary committees in holding the Executive to account and scrutinising legislation

Presenter: Dr Sarah Moulds Lecturer, University of South Australia 


 Chair: Carren Walker Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, SA

 This Seminar aims to open a discussion about the role parliamentary committees play in giving meaning to the administrative law values in law-making in Australia and facilitating deliberative engagement between constituents and elected representatives. Drawing upon Sarah’s PhD research into the role parliamentary committees play in rights protection in Australia (which has recently been published in book formCommittees of Influence (Springer 2020)), this seminar will explore a number of national and local examples of the work of parliamentary committees and their impact on the content of legislation and the law making process. It will include a focus on the role of the legal profession on contributing to and facilitating meaningful public engagement in parliamentary law-making in South Australia.


Dr Sarah Moulds is a lecturer at the University of South Australia’s Law School and co-founder of the Rights Resource Network SA. She has teaching and research interests in the area of public law, human rights, counter-terrorism and criminal law, administrative law and anti-discrimination law. She also holds a Masters of Comparative Law, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of International Studies.

Carren Walker is Assistant Parliamentary Counsel, South Australia.

The webinar is open to members of the AIAL. Admission is free, but registration is required.

CLE/CPD points are available if this webinar is relevant to your immediate or long term needs in relation to your professional development and practice of the law. Please contact your local law society for further details.


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Inquiries can be directed to the AIAL Secretariat on 02 6290 1505 or at


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