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Independence and Empire

Independence and Empire

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Did you know that the Commonwealth Constitution is found in section 9 of a British Act of Parliament and that until 1986 State laws were invalid if 'repugnant' to certain British laws?
Join us for A Little Night Sitting at New South Wales Parliament and find out about the journey from penal colony to independent legislation.
Tuesday May 15 5.00pm to 7.00pm
Hear Professor Anne Twomey, Professor of Constitutional Law & Director, Constitutional Reform Unit, The University of Sydney Law School, speak about the collision between Imperial and Colonial law and the struggle for independence
View the exhibition, Indignation in the Colony, a collaboration between Parliamentary Education and the State Library of NSW
Watch the legislative chambers in session.

Entry is free but bookings are essential
9230 2047 or by email
Parliament of New South Wales, 6 Macquarie Street, Sydney