Dr Paul Joseph Kildea
Senior Lecturer

Dr Paul Joseph Kildea

Law & Justice
School of Global & Public Law

Dr Paul Kildea is a Senior Lecturer in the UNSW Faculty of Law and Justice. He teaches and researches in public law, with a particular interest in referendums, electoral law and federalism. Paul is the Director of the Elections & Referendums Project at the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law. He is a co-editor of Tomorrow’s Federation: Reforming Australian Government (Federation Press, 2012) and has published in law and political science journals, both within Australia and internationally, including the Public Law Review, the Australian Journal of Political Science and the Election Law Journal. Paul is currently undertaking research into state and territory referendums, referendum rules and electoral law reform.

Phone
=61 2 9385 9652
Location
Room 367 The Law Building University of New South Wales UNSW Kensington Campus Sydney NSW 2052 Australia (Access via Gate 2 off High Street)
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Kildea P, 2021, 'Australia', in Barrosso LR; Albert R (ed.), The International Review of Constitutional Reform, pp. 16 - 20, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3917596
    Book Chapters | 2017
    Kildea P; Bruerton M, 2017, 'Practitioners' Opinions on Barriers to Reforming the Federal System', in Bruerton M; Arklay T; Hollander R; Levy R (ed.), A People's Federation, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 215 - 229
    Book Chapters | 2015
    Williams G; Kildea P, 2015, 'The Mason Court', in Williams G; Dixon R (ed.), The High Court, the Constitution and Australian Politics, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, pp. 244 - 260, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9781107445253.013
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Williams G; Kildea P; Lynch AN, 2012, 'Introduction', in Kildea P; Lynch A; Williams G (ed.), Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, edn. Original, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW, pp. 1 - 4, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878228
    Book Chapters | 2012
    Kildea P, 2012, 'Making Room for Democracy in Intergovernmental Relations', in Kildea P; Lynch A; Williams G (ed.), Tomorrow's Federation, edn. Original, Federation Press, Australia, pp. 73 - 91, http://www.federationpress.com.au/bookstore/book.asp?isbn=9781862878228
  • Edited Books | 2012
    Kildea P; Lynch A; Williams G, (eds.), 2012, Tomorrow's Federation: Reforming Australian Government, Federation Press, Annandale, NSW
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Kildea P, 2022, 'The Law and History of State and Territory Referendums', The Sydney Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 31 - 76, https://www.sydney.edu.au/content/dam/corporate/documents/sydney-law-school/research/publications/slrv44n1mar2022kildeaadvance.pdf
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kildea P; Murray S, 2021, 'Democratic Constitutions, Electoral Commissions and Legitimacy-The Example of Australia', Asian Journal of Comparative Law, vol. 16, pp. S177 - S192, http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/asjcl.2021.35
    Journal articles | 2021
    Kildea P, 2021, 'Australia’s Same-sex Marriage Survey: Evaluating a Unique Popular Vote Process', Monash University Law Review, vol. 46, pp. 107 - 140, http://dx.doi.org/10.26180/15109413.v2
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kildea P; Brown AJ; Deem J, 2020, 'When Should the People Decide?: Public Support for Direct Democracy in Australia', Parliamentary Affairs, pp. 1 - 32, http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/pa/gsaa019
    Journal articles | 2020
    Kildea P, 2020, 'The Constitutional Role of Electoral Management Bodies: The Case of the Australian Electoral Commission', Federal Law Review, vol. 48, pp. 1 - 14, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0067205X20955097
    Journal articles | 2017
    Kildea P, 2017, 'What to Make of a History of Repeated Referendum Failure', Law Society Journal, pp. 76 - 77, https://lsj.com.au/articles/what-to-make-of-a-history-of-repeated-referendum-failure/
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kildea PJ, 2016, 'The Constitutional and Regulatory Dimensions of Plebiscites in Australia', Public Law Review, vol. 27, pp. 290 - 310, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000388750200005&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kildea PJ; Smith R, 2016, 'The Challenge of Informed Voting at Constitutional Referendums', University of New South Wales Law Journal, vol. 39, pp. 368 - 400, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000383375700014&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kildea PJ, 2016, 'Achieving Fairness in the Allocation of Public Funding in Referendum Campaigns', Adelaide Law Review, vol. 37, pp. 13 - 40, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000393559800002&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a
    Journal articles | 2016
    Kildea PJ; Brown AJ, 2016, 'The Referendum That Wasn’t: Constitutional Recognition of Local Government and the Australian Federal Reform Dilemma', Federal Law Review, vol. 44, pp. 143 - 166
    Journal articles | 2014
    Kildea PJ, 2014, 'Expert Panels, Public Engagement and Constitutional Reform', Public Law Review, vol. 25, pp. 33 - 47
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kildea P, 2013, 'A Little More Conversation?', Griffith Law Review, vol. 22, pp. 291 - 314, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10383441.2013.10854777
    Journal articles | 2013
    Kildea PJ, 2013, 'Worth Talking About?: Modest Constitutional Amendment and Citizen Deliberation in Australia', Election Law Journal, vol. 12, pp. 524 - 539
    Journal articles | 2013
    Williams G; Kildea P, 2013, 'The Constitution and Commonwealth proposals for new media regulation', Media and Arts Law Review, vol. 18, pp. 2 - 16, http://www.lexisnexis.com.au/aus/products/catalog/current_htm/MED.asp
    Journal articles | 2011
    Kildea P, 2011, 'Achieving citizen engagement in the referendum on indigenous recognition', Indigenous Law Bulletin, vol. 7, pp. 27 - 30, http://search.informit.com.au/documentSummary;dn=440683698651574;res=IELHSS
    Journal articles | 2007
    Gelber K, 2007, 'High Court Review 2006: Australian Federalism - Implications of the WorkChoices decision', Australian Journal of Political Science, vol. 42, pp. 649 - 664, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10361140701595817
  • Submissions to Government | 2021
    Reports | 2021
    Kildea P, 2021, Process Considerations for a First Nations Voice Referendum: A Report Prepared for the Indigenous Law Centre, UNSW
    Conference Presentations | 2016
    Lynch A; Kildea P, 2016, 'Intergovernmental Relations and Health Policy', presented at The Politics of Australian Health Policy Workshop, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences and Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 12 May 2016 - 12 May 2016
    Reports | 2015
    Kildea PJ; Smith R; Gauja A; Keennan M, 2015, The Challenge of Informed Voting in the 21st Century, Electoral Regulation Research Network
    Conference Presentations | 2013
    Lynch A; Kildea P, 2013, 'Australian Intergovernmental Relations: Ripe for Reform?', presented at Gender and Intergovernmental Relations: Australian and International Perspectives Conference, University of New South Wales, Sydney, 16 May 2013 - 17 May 2013
    Reports | 2012
    Lynch A; Kildea P; Williams G, 2012, Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples, Australia
    Reports | 2012
    Lynch A; Chordia S; McGarrity N; Kildea P; Williams G, 2012, Submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government (19 December 2012), Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Joyce DA; Kildea J; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Independent Media Inquiry, November 2011, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ; Lynch A; Woods R, 2011, Submission to the Joint Committee of Public Accounts and Audit on the Inquiry into National Funding Agreements, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2011
    Lynch A; Kildea P, 2011, 'COAG, the Constitution and State Accountability', presented at 3rd Annual Intergovernmental Relations Conference, National Convention Centre, Canberra, 17 August 2011
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ; Lynch A; McGarrity N; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee, Inquiry into the Provisions of the Water Act 2007, March 2011, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Rural Affairs and Transport, Inquiry into the Management of the Murray-Darling Basin, January 2011, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ; Williams G, 2011, Submission to the House Standing Committee on Regional Australia, Inquiry into the Impact of the Murray-Darling Basin Plan in Regional Australia, January 2011, Australia
    Reports | 2011
    Kildea PJ, 2011, Submission to the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians, Australia
    Conference Presentations | 2010
    Lynch A; Kildea P, 2010, 'Entrenching 'Cooperative Federalism': Is It Time To Formalise COAG's Place In The Australian Federation?', presented at Conference of the Australian Political Studies Association, University of Melbourne, 27 September 2010 - 29 September 2010
    Reports | 2010
    Lynch A; Kildea P; Williams G, 2010, Submission to the Senate Environment, Communications and the Arts Legislation Committee Inquiry into Water (Crisis Powers and Floodwater Diversion) Bill, Australia
    Reports | 2010
    Kildea PJ; Lynch A; Williams G, 2010, Submission to the Senate Select Committee on the Reform of the Australian Federation, Australia
    Reports | 2010
    Kildea PJ; Lynch A; Williams G, 2010, Submission to the UK House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution Inquiry into Fixed-term Parliaments, UK House of Lords