It gives us immense pleasure that Robin Speed, our Founder, has been recognised in the Queen’s Birthday 2019 Honours list for a Medal in the Order of Australia for his service to the law and charities.
Robin is particularly passionate about the rule of law, with fairness and justice for all Australians and the need to foster the rule of law within Australia.
The Rule of Law Institute of Australia is an independent, politically non-partisan, not-for-profit body formed to uphold the rule of law in Australia. The Institute aims to promote discussion on the importance of the principles which underpin the rule of law.
Model Litigant Rules
A level playing field in litigation between the government and the individual.
Access to Justice
The rule of Law is a hollow ideal without access to justice.
Checks and Balances
Accountability and transparency
Free Speech and Media
To be able to speak out about the way the law is administered without fear.
Common Law Rights
Presumption of innocence, procedural fairness, protected by an independent judiciary.