TJ Ryan, as leader of Queensland’s first Labor Government to have a majority in the Lower House of the State Parliament, implemented wide‑ranging political, economic and social reforms in the face of opposition from the Upper House and resistance from the Supreme Court of Queensland.
After his untimely death in 1922, Ryan’s successors launched sustained attacks on the Upper House and the Supreme Court of Queensland. In the first Selden Society lecture for 2022, Justice Patrick Keane AC will consider the extent to which the attacks on these institutions of government should be regarded as part of Ryan’s legacy.
Thursday 24 March
5.15 for 5.30pm
Banco Court, Queen Elizabeth II Courts of Law
Level 3, 415 George Street, Brisbane
(or join the livestream via Zoom.)
Register to attend this free lecture (in-person registrations are limited, registrations close 17 March). Refreshments will be served in the Portrait Gallery after the lecture.
Image: The Honourable Thomas Joseph Ryan, 1916, State Library of Queensland.