As a lawyer, Freeman’s scholarship has concentrated on constitutional law.
- He has published on arrangements for the republic referendum held in 1999 in “Public Information Machinery and the 1999 Referenda”.
- He has also written about reform of the law of succession to the throne in “The Queen and her Dominion Successors”.
- In 2004, he was a joint guest editor of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry’s special issue on Migration and Mental Health.
- In 2013, he was invited to deliver a paper to the Samuel Griffith Society Conference, entitled “Meagher, Mabo, and Patrick White’s Tea-cosy – twenty years on”.
In addition to his work as a lawyer, he has published a number of opinion pieces on issues concerning public policy.
- In “Love and the Morally Ambiguous”, he discusses recent research on the relationship between nationalism and teaching history in secondary schools.
- In “The Political Philosophy of Tony Abbott”, he discusses Abbott’s distinction between socialist, liberal, and conservative approaches to the development of public policy.
- In his contribution to a symposium entitled, “A Game of Thrones”, he discusses the significance of the monarchy for Australia on the occasion of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
- In “Doing Democracy”, he offers some thoughts on the history of compulsory voting in Australian elections.
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