Greg Craven (academic)
|Born||5 March 1958|
University of Notre Dame Australia,
Curtin University of Technology,
Australian Catholic University
|Alma mater||University of Melbourne|
Craven has researched and written on constitutional law, government, public policy, constitutional history and federalism. He was a leading advocate of republicanism in the leadup to the (eventually unsuccessful) 1999 referendum on the proposed change in Australia from being a constitutional monarchy to a republic. He is also noted as a key Australian Catholic layman opinion on most important issues.
Prior to his appointment as the Vice-Chancellor of the Australian Catholic University, Craven served as Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategy & Planning) at the Curtin University of Technology in Western Australia, where he also held the position of Professor of Government and Constitutional Law, having previously served as Executive Director of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy.
Prior to this, he was Foundation Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame Australia, and a Reader in Law at the University of Melbourne. He served as Crown Counsel to the Victorian Government from 1992–95; and taught at Monash University while completing his LL.M.
Notable published works
An expert in public law, Craven has published numerous journal articles and books.
- Conversations with the Constitution: not just a piece of paper. 2004. ISBN 978-0-86840-439-4.
- Secession: the ultimate states' right. Melbourne University Press. 1986. ISBN 978-0-522-84317-0.
- The High Court of Australia: a study in the abuse of power, Alfred Deakin Lecture Trust, 1997, ISBN 978-0-909888-27-5
- The Convention debates, 1891-1898: commentaries, indices and guide, Legal Books, 1986, ISBN 978-0-949553-17-1
- "A Bill of Rights for Victoria?: some issues", Victorian Parliament. Legal and Constitutional Committee, Government Printer, 1986, ISBN 978-0-7241-4193-7
- Craven, G, ed. (1992). Australian federation: towards the second century : a work to mark the centenary of the Australasian Federation Conference held at Parliament House, Melbourne, 6-14 February 1890. Melbourne University Press.
Degrees and Honours
Bachelor of Arts (BA), University of Melbourne (1980) Bachelor of Laws (LlB), University of Melbourne (1981) Master of Laws (LlM), University of Melbourne (1984) Knight Grand Cross of the Order of St Gregory the Great (KGCSGG) (2015)
- "ACU welcomes new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven" (Press release). Australian Catholic University. 1 February 2008. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Office of the Vice-Chancellor". Governance. Australian Catholic University. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- "Vice-Chancellor to stay with ACU until 2018" (Press release). Australian Catholic University. 14 October 2013. Retrieved 2 February 2014.
- Appendix 1: Contributors. Proceedings of the Eleventh Conference of The Samuel Griffith Society. Melbourne: The Samuel Griffith Society. 9–11 July 1999. Retrieved 24 October 2010.
- Craven, Greg (4 November 2009). "A plague of atheists has descended, and Catholics are the target". The Sydney Morning Herald.