Reconstituting the Constitution

2, 3 September 2010
Welcome to the Reconstituting the Constitution  Conference.

Description
Mihi Whakatau - Tai Ahu
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Welcome - Grant Robertson MP
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Welcome - Greg Robins
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Welcome - Catherine Harwood
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Welcome - Colin James
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Session 1 - Reforming Constitutionals - Lessons from Abroad

Chair - Professor Tony Smith
Keynote address - Professor Robert Hazell (Univeristy College LondonP
Keynote address - Professor Heinz Klug (University of Wisconsin)
session-1
Session 2 - The Republican Question

Chair - Rt Hon James Bolger ONZ
Dean Knight
Hon Dr Michael Cullen
session-2
Session 3 - The Need for a Written Constitution ? Strengthening the Bill of Rights Act and ther Place of the Treaty of Waitangi

Chair - Justice John McGrath
The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Supreme Constitution for New Zealand - Mai Chen
Protecting Rights - Dr Andrew Butler
Protecting Rights - Dr Petra Butler
Treaty of Waitangi - Justice Joseph Williams
session-3
Session 4 - The Future of Electoral Law (including Maori Seats, MMP. fixed term, term of Parliament, and campaign finance)

Chair - David McGee
Hon Simon Power
Charles Chauvel MP
Professor Philip Joseph
Dr Caroline Morris
session-4
Session 5 - Australia - Involving Civil Society in Constitutional Reform

Chair - Rosslyn Noonan
Father Frank Brennan, Chair, National Human Rights Consultation
session-5
Session 6 - Influence of International Treaties

Chair Sir Kenneth Keith
Treasa Dunworth
Dr Kennedy Graham
Dr Ben Thirkell-White
session-6
Session 7 - The Trans-Tasman Relationship

Chair - Sir Frank Holmes
Colin James
Professor Philippa Mein Smith
Paul O'Sullivan
session-7
Session 8 - The Role and Governance of Sub-National Government

Chair -
Jenny Rowan
Mike Reid
David Shand
session-8
Session 9 -  Protecting Future Generations

Chair - Shenagh Gleisner
Justice Susan Glazebrook
Rayhan Langdana
Tama Potaka
Kate Stone
session-9
Summing Up
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