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The St James’ Institute and Trinity College, University of Melbourne present:
The Fifth Robin Sharwood Lecture in Church Law

Wednesday 25 May | 7:30pm-8:30pm | St James’ Church | Free with Registration

Law of the State and Religious Institutions. Cause for Concern or Reform?

A review of the impact of the law of the State on religious institutions.  The lecture will examine the increasing intrusion of Commonwealth and State laws and the common law on religious institutions,  and consider whether this should be cause for concern or an opportunity for reform.

Michael W. Shand AM QC has practised at the Bar since 1980 and was appointed Queen’s Counsel in 1997. Shand has served as Chancellor to the Anglican Primate of Australia and Chancellor of the Anglican dioceses of Melbourne and Ballarat. In 2019, Michael was appointed a member of the Order of Australia (General Division).

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