Forbes Society – Legal history tutorial Tuesday, 27 September


Dr Henry Kha (Senior Lecturer, Macquarie Law School) will present a tutorial 'Unification of Australian Divorce Law under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959' on Tuesday, 27 September 2022 at 5.15pm in Court 13A.

The Society is grateful to Chief Justice Bell for use of Supreme Court facilities. No registration is necessary for in person attendance, but the Court’s covid regulations must be observed (masks must be worn). If you are unable to attend in person, for online viewing please register here. After registering you will receive an email confirmation which contains the viewing link for the Court AVL system (note that joining with camera and sound is disabled for lectures).

Please direct any questions on the night to the Treasurer: Carol Webster SC, For other queries, please email

We welcome new member applications – a renewal/application form is available here. The Society encourages and promotes research into Australian legal history via the Francis Forbes Fund. Projects supported by the Fund are detailed in the note here with further information about the tutorial and other forthcoming events, including:

  • Thursday, 27 October 2022 – 2022 Plunkett Lecture by Dr Patrick Graham 'The Unlikely Reformer: Sir John Latham and the Australian Constitution'
  • Thursday, 10 November 2022 – joint presentation with the Ngara Yura Committee by Chief Justice McCallum 'The impact of protectionist policies on First Nations people' (in Court 1, Federal Court)

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