Issue 6, October 2007

Jenny Gregory is Associate Professor of History at the University of Western Australia, was inaugural President of the History Council of WA and a participant in the Australian History Summit held in Canberra in August 2006. As well as teaching Australian History at tertiary level, she has published widely including in the field of educational History, where she is best known for Building a Tradition: a History of Scotch College, Perth 1897-1996, UWA Press, 1996.

Anthony Lepere graduated from The University of Western Australia earlier this year with first class honours in arts and law.  He works for a national law firm. The views expressed in his review do not necessarily reflect those of his employer.

Paul Llewellyn MLC is the Greens (WA) member for the South West

Robert Manne is one of Australia’s best known intellectuals. He was educated at the University of Melbourne and Oxford University during the 1960s and 1970s. His university teaching focuses on twentieth-century European politics (including the Holocaust), Communism, and Australian politics, and he has made extensive contribution to public debate in Australia on topics such as censorship, anti-semitism, asylum seekers and mandatory detention, Australia’s involvement in the Iraq war, the Stolen Generation, and the “history wars” of the 1990s. He is the author of In Denial: The Stolen Generations and the Right and the editor of Whitewash: On Keith Windschuttle’s Fabrication of Aboriginal History.

David McKnight is Associate Professor in Humanities at the University of Technology, Sydney and an expert on Australian political history.

David Ritter is an Editor of The New Critic, lawyer, and an historian at the University of Western Australia.

Giz Watson MLC is the Greens (WA) member for the North Metropolitan Region.

George Williams is the Anthony Mason Professor and Director of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at the University of New South Wales. He chaired the Victorian Human Rights Consultation Committee. This article is developed from his book A Charter of Rights for Australia (UNSW Press, 2007).

Ben Wyatt MLA is the member for Victoria Park in the Western Australian Legislative Assembly.  He is also a member of Parliament's Public Accounts Committee.