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Graeme Hill

Bar roll 2007 Admitted 1993
  • Public Law
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Graeme Hill practises in constitutional and administrative law

Graeme regularly appears in the High Court and the Federal Court and State Supreme Courts, typically as junior counsel. He also appears regularly in the Federal Circuit Court and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal in migration and other administrative law matters.

Before coming to the Bar, Graeme worked at the Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department and the Australian Government Solicitor for 12 years. He also worked as counsel assisting the Commonwealth Solicitor-General.  In 1997-98 he was associate to Justice Hayne of the High Court of Australia.

In 2001 Graeme completed a Master’s degree at Columbia University, specialising in constitutional law. He has published widely on constitutional and administrative law, and is one of the co-authors of the 3rd edition of Hanks on Constitutional Law. He also lectures in the masters program at Melbourne University on executive power.

Expertise

Public Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Appellate
  • Civil & Human Rights
  • Constitutional Law
  • Extradition Law
  • Freedom of Information
  • Immigration
  • Judicial Review
  • Native Title
  • Privacy

Qualifications

Qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (ANU)

Bachelor of Laws (Hons)(ANU) 

Master of Laws (Columbia)

Entitled to practise in

Australian Capital Territory

Federal Court of Australia

High Court of Australia

Recent Cases

Public Law

 Griffiths v Northern Territory (No 3) [2016] FCA 900 (calculating compensation for extinguishment and impairment of native title rights) 

Intralot [2015] VSCA 358 (validity under State constitution of secrecy provisions)

Snedden (2014) FCAFC 156 (extradition of person accused of war crimes) 

Magaming [2013] HCA 40 (constitutionality of mandatory minimum sentences)