Professional experience

Since 2005, Freeman’s professional career has been focussed on teaching, research, and publishing. However, his career has also involved a range of other activities, including the following:

Community Involvement

In addition to his professional activities, Freeman has been involved with a number of community-based organisations and the not-for-profit sector. Two examples of such involvement are his work with the HIV/AIDS Legal Centre Inc. (NSW) (HALC) and Australians for Constitutional Monarchy (ACM).

HIV/AIDS Legal Centre

HALC is a community legal centre that was established to provide legal advice and legal services to people in New South Wales who are living with, or affected by, HIV or AIDS.

  • In 1998, Freeman began his association with HALC as a student volunteer in the legal centre’s Surry Hills office.
  • In 1999, he served as its acting co-ordinator, following the sudden death of the incumbent co-ordinator.
  • In 2000, he was invited to join HALC’s management committee.
  • In 2001, he served as the management committee’s secretary.

Australians for Constitutional Monarchy

ACM was established in 1992 to defend Australia’s existing constitutional arrangements, and, in particular, as a voice to counter that of the Australian Republican Movement, which was founded in 1991 to lobby for constitutional change that would see Australia become a republic.

  • In 1995, Freeman began his association with ACM as a student volunteer in the organisation’s national office in Sydney.
  • In 1996, and, again in 1997, he was asked to design and manage ACM’s stand at the Royal Sydney Easter Show.
  • In 1998, he served as a research assistant to the ACM/No Republic delegation at the Constitutional Convention held in Old Parliament House, Canberra.
  • He was actively involved in the (ultimately successful) No case campaign during the referendum in 1999 to decide whether Australia should become a republic.
  • He edited a number of publications for ACM Publishing, including The Australian Constitution: key documents in Australian constitutional history, which was published with a foreword by the Rt Hon. Sir Harry Gibbs GCMG AC KBE.
Freeman, Standing

Freeman, Standing