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Publications by Sangeetha Pillai

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Refereed Articles 

'The Utility of Citizenship Stripping Laws in the UK, Canada and Australia' (2017) 41(2) Melbourne University Law Review (forthcoming) (with Professor George Williams)

'Twenty-First Century Banishment: Citizenship Stripping in Common Law Nations' (2017) 66(3) International & Comparative Law Quarterly (with Professor George Williams)

‘The High Court, the Constitution and Family Law’ (2015) 29 Australian Journal of Family Law 65 (with Professor George Williams)

‘Commonwealth power and environmental management: Constitutional questions revisited’ (2015) 32(5) Environmental Planning and Law Journal, 395 (with Professor George Williams)

‘The Rights and Responsibilities of Australian Citizenship: A Legislative Analysis’ (2014) 37(3) Melbourne University Law Review, 736

‘Non-Immigrants, Non-Aliens and People of the Commonwealth: Australian Constitutional Citizenship Revisited’ (2013) 39(2) Monash University Law Review, 568

‘Commonwealth Power over Higher Education’ (2011) 30 University of Queensland Law Journal 287 (with Professor George Williams).

Non-Refereed Journal Articles

‘Citizenship-stripping reforms open to challenge in spite of safeguards’, 19 NSW Law Society Journal (February 2016), 74.

‘Proposals to strip citizenship take Australia a step further than most’, Global Focus, NSW Law Society Journal (July 2015), 22.

Submissions to Parliamentary and Other Inquiries


Submission to the Independent National Security Legislation Monitor, Inquiry into the Adequacy of Safeguards Relating to the Control Order Regime Provided for by Division 104 of the Criminal Code (September 2015) (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Lisa Burton Crawford, Jessie Blackbourn, Fergal Davis, Keiran Hardy, Andrew Lynch, Nicola McGarrity, Tamara Tulich and George Williams)

Submission to Parliamentary Joint Select Committee on Intelligence and Security Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Amendment ('Allegiance to Australia') Bill 2015, 16 July 2015 (with Shipra Chordia and George Williams). 

Submission to Citizenship Policy Re Discussion Paper on Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities, 4 June 2015 (with George Williams).

Submission to Independent National Security Monitor, 2014 Review of National Security Legislation, 10 February 2014 (with Rebecca Ananian-Welsh, Fergal Davis, Nicola McGarrity, Tamara Tulich and George Williams).

Submission to Senate Standing Committee on Finance and Public Administration on Inquiry into Citizen Initiated Referendum Bill 2013, 22 April 2013 (with Shipra Chordia, Lyndon Goddard and George Williams).

Conference Papers

‘”Non-aliens” and “People of the Commonwealth”: Reflections on Citizenship and Constitutional Democracy in Australia’, paper accepted at the World Congress of Constitutional Law 2014, International Association of Constitutional Law, 16-20 June 2014.

‘The Constituent Power of “The People of the Commonwealth”: Reflections on Citizenship in the 1897-1898 Australasian Constitutional Convention Debates’, Australia New Zealand Law and History Society Conference, Faculty of Law, University of Otago, New Zealand, 25-27 November 2013. 

‘The Relevance of Citizenship to the Protection of Individual Rights in the Post-9/11 World’, Expanding Sovereignty: The Reclamation of Sovereign Practices in the Post-9/11 Era, Swinburne Institute of Social Research, Swinburne University of Technology, 7 December 2012 (by invitation).

‘Diplomatic protection, citizenship rights and the Australian constitution’, Crossing Boundaries: Sydney Law School 2012 Postgraduate Conference, University of Sydney, 1-2 November 2012.

‘Citizenship rights under the Australian constitution’, National Graduate Law Conference 2012, Australian National University, 18-19 October 2012.

‘Re-evaluating state-citizen relationships in a national security context’, Gilbert and Tobin Centre of Public Law 2012 Postgraduate Workshop in Public Law, University of New South Wales, 12-13 July 2012.

‘Citizenship and anti-terror laws’, Anti-Terror Laws and Preventive Justice Postgraduate Workshop, Oxford University, United Kingdom, 5 December 2011.

Seminar Papers and Guest Lectures

‘Banishment in the 21st Century: Citizenship Stripping in Common Law Nations’, paper presented at the Centre for Comparative Constitutional Studies Seminar Series, Faculty of Law, University of Melbourne (18 February 2016).

‘Constitutional dimensions of the Allegiance to Australia Bill 2015’, paper presented at College Seminar, Faculty of Law, Australian National University, 27 August 2015.

‘The Allegiance to Australia Bill’, paper presented at the Pubiic Law Working Group Seminar, Faculty of Law, Monash University, 13 August 2015.

‘The Common Law Foundations of Citizenship’, paper presented at the Laureate Fellowship Project Work in Progress Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 11 June 2014.

'Australian Citizenship: A Legislative Analysis’, Laureate Fellowship Project Work in Progress Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 31 May 2013.

‘The rhetoric and reality of Australian citizenship: A constitutional analysis’, Laureate Fellowship Project Work in Progress Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales, 10 October 2012.

‘Citizenship and multiculturalism’, Guest lecture, Global Citizens: Citizenship, Justice and Civil Society (ARTS2870), University of New South Wales, 15 August 2012.

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