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EVENT CANCELLED: 2023 Hal Wootten Lecture: The Hon. Mark Dreyfus KC MP

12 October 2023
6.30pm – 7.30pm AEDT
Law & Justice Theatre G04, UNSW Sydney
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We regret to inform you that due to unforeseen circumstances, the 2023 Hal Wootten Lecture on Thursday 12 October 2023 is now cancelled.

This annual lecture was established in 2006 by UNSW Law & Justice in honour of our founding Dean, the late Emeritus Professor Hal Wootten AC QC. The lecture is a highlight of the UNSW year and commemorates Hal Wootten's vision – that a Law School should have and communicate to its students a keen concern for those on whom the law bears harshly. 

This year's lecture is also a keynote event of the 2023 UNSW Australian Human Rights Institute’s conference, Accountability in crisis: the rise of impunity as a challenge to human rights.

This event is co-hosted by




Law Theatre G04, UNSW Law & Justice is located at UNSW Sydney's Kensington Campus. Please note this is a live event only, and will not be available via livestream.


Wheelchair Access
The closest accessible drop-off point to the Law Theatre is the north entrance (F8 on map). Vehicles should arrive via High Street, Gate 2, follow Gate Two Ave to Union Road. The closest accessible parking is available in the Western Campus Car Park on Anzac Parade (G2) or the Barker Street parking station (N18). More information can be found via our interactive accessibility map available here.

Assisted Listening
The Law Theatre has a hearing loop. Patrons wishing to utilise this need to switch their hearing aid to the T (Telecoil) setting to pick up on the wireless signal. 

Parking & Public Transport
The Law Theatre is easily accessible via public transport. Call the Transport Infoline on 131 500 or visit

Paid casual and visitor parking is offered via the CellOPark App and ‘pay by plate meters’. For more information head here.

The Hon. Mark Dreyfus

The Honourable Mark Dreyfus KC MP

The Hon. Mark Dreyfus KC MP was appointed Attorney-General of the Commonwealth of Australia on 1 June 2022.

Mark is a passionate defender of the rule of law, freedom of the press and the need for a powerful and independent national anti-corruption commission.

Mark is a strong advocate for social justice and believes in creating a sustainable economy and environment for future generations.

Mark was first elected to the House of Representatives as the Member for Isaacs in November 2007.

From 2010 to 2013 Mark served in a number of Ministerial roles including Cabinet Secretary and Attorney-General.

Prior to entering Parliament Mark was a Melbourne barrister and was appointed Queen's Counsel in 1999. He appeared for and advised Federal, State and local governments and appeared in a number of landmark cases in the High Court, including the Stolen Generations Case.