University of New South Wales Faculty of Law Research Series
Last Updated: 11 September 2012
Wotton v Queensland - 'Islands of power' and political speech on Palm Island
David Hume, Australian Government Solicitor
This paper is available for download at http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2144737
This paper was presented at 2012 Constitutional Law
Conference, Domain Theatre, Art Gallery of NSW, Friday 17 February 2012. This
article can also be referenced as  UNSWLRS 39.
This paper discussed a few important aspects regarding the custodians of land in the recent case Wotton v Queensland, which would be later determined by the High Court. It concludes that the decision would have great significance for the nature and scope of the protection given by the implied freedom.