Articulations of Justice, Part. 2: Justice and Equality IPSA RC31 (Research Committee on Political Philosophy) Second Conference July 13-17, 2011, Sydney, Australia

Preliminary information for participants

TOPICS: travel, accommodation, registration, conference dinner, other meals, and excursion.

INTERNATIONAL AIR TRAVEL: Participants attending the IPSA RC31 conference in Sydney in July 2011 are advised to seek the cheapest options through relevant websites, such as Expedia, Webjet, etc. Two of the main airlines flying in/out of Sydney are QANTAS and VIRGIN, and they standardly offer among the very cheapest flights. Other options include partners in the ONEWORLD Alliance (eg Cathay Pacific, American Airlines, British Airways etc.) or the STAR Alliance (eg Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines, United etc.).

ARRIVING AT SYDNEY AIRPORT All non-Australian or New Zealand citizens or non-residents will require a visa or an electronic travel authority. For visa information go to: If you hold a passport from any of the following countries you should be eligible for an electronic travel authority (ETA): Brunei, Canada, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, United States of America. For applications go to:

For information from private companies that assist with visa applications see OR

Once you have cleared immigration and customs and collected your luggage there are two options for travel to Macquarie. If you are booked into Dunmore Lang College, I recommend the train, even though you will have to change at Central Station (where there are lifts at the end of each platform for passengers with luggage). When you change at Central (from the Airport line to the North Shore line –make sure you get the train that goes to Hornsby via Macquarie Park. Note, however, that you will not get off at Macquarie Park but at Macquarie University. The cost is around $17.00 one way to the Macquarie University station which is only a one-minute walk to the College. A taxi will be about $85.00 and the queues for taxis at the airport are sometimes very long. The Sydney Cityrail map is at:

You will find the Macquarie University campus Map at:

Or if you google ‘Dunmore Lang College a map will come up with location details.

ACCOMMODATION: I have reserved rooms at Dunmore Lang College for conference participants. The options are: 1. Single study bedrooms with en suite at AUD$105 nightly, with breakfast 2. Single study bedrooms with shared facilities at approx. AUD$85 nightly, with breakfast. 3. Double rooms are available on request (but do this early to make sure you don’t miss out).

Participants who wish to stay at Dunmore Lang College should book directly with the college. It is a fairly modern building with good facilities. The email address is A form is attached but you may also find it on the website at:

When booking accommodation you will also need to fill in and return a Terms and Condition form (in addition to the booking form.

Delegates should state on the booking form that they are attending the “POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY CONFERENCE.

If you wish to take advantage of the college accommodation, which is generally less expensive and certainly more convenient than other hotels or motels, please book early as rooms are not unlimited.

There are also three hotels on or near the campus: 1. The MGSM Executive Hotel on Talavera Road which can be booked through either: OR

2. The Travelodge Macquarie Hotel, also on Talavera Road:

3. The Stamford Grand North Ryde on Epping Road, which is a block away from the campus but probably as close to Dunmore Land College as the above options. Their website is:

Room rates for these hotels have not been included as they vary according to when and how they are booked, but as mentioned above they are generally more expensive than the College and less convenient for the conference. Participants are free to choose their own hotels in the city if they prefer. If so, you are advised to book something reasonably close to a train station that is on the same line as the campus (Wynyard, Town Hall, Central, etc) to make commuting easier. If you wish to stay somewhere like Kings Cross or Circular Quay, this will involve changing trains at Town Hall or Wynyard stations.

REGISTRATION: Registration is on Thursday 14 July from 8.30am-9.30 am at Dunmore Lang College. The conference fee of $30.00 is payable on arrival. It is a very modest contribution towards the cost of some meals and refreshments throughout the conference, including morning and afternoon teas and lunches from Thursday to Saturday. The reception and conference dinner will be free of charge to registered participants, but you will be asked at least a month in advance of the conference whether you intend to join the dinner party so that we may confirm numbers for this event.

RECEPTION: This will be held on the evening of Wednesday 13 July, 5-7pm. Refreshments (light buffet and drinks) will be served.

CONFERENCE SESSIONS All sessions will be held at Dunmore Lang College.

DRAFT PROGRAM A list of participants and paper titles will be circulated towards the end of February and a draft program will be drawn up by the end of March. If you find you have to withdraw from the program, it is obviously better that you let us know sooner rather than later.

A keynote address will be delivered by Professor Robert E. Goodin of the ANU on the morning of Thursday 14 July.

CONFERENCE DINNER Time: Saturday 16 July at a seaside, harbour or other attractive location (currently being negotiated). Transport: will be provided for those staying on or near campus and will depart from Dunmore Lang College.

OTHER EVENING MEALS AND SHOPPING FACILITIES On Thursday and Friday nights participants may make their own arrangements. If you don’t want to venture too far, some of the restaurants and cafes will be open in the Macquarie Centre, opposite Macquarie University, which is a very large shopping complex and which has everything from banks to medical practices, supermarkets, pharmacies, clothing stores, etc. For those looking for souvenirs or general Australiana, there is also an Australian Geographic store located there.

The Sambal is very good Malaysian restaurant located near the Macquarie Park station on Lane Cove Road – a few minutes by train or a 20 minute walk each way. See: Another option is to take a train into the city where there are hundreds of places to eat.

EXCURSION Time: Sunday 17 July, a city based tour starting no earlier than 10am. This will be mainly for the benefit for those visiting Sydney for the first time, but all are welcome. As with the dinner, we will need to know firm numbers at least a month in advance.

Short Term Accommodation Form