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Murder defence should not be linked to “gay panic”

Reforms to South Australian criminal law have been proposed in a new report on the issue of provocation. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, has now finalised stage 1 of a two-stage report into provocation. The current law in South Australia allows the partial defence of provocation, which […]

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Law Reform Institute’s recommendations enacted into law

On 15 December 2016, three important Acts that enhance the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians received Royal Assent after passing the South Australian Parliament. These laws implement some of the key recommendations made by the South Australian Law Reform Institute as part of its major reference to review […]

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South Australian Law Reform Institute – 2016 overview: a fruitful year

As 2016 draws to a close, the South Australian Law Reform Institute can reflect on an extremely busy, but fruitful, year. With the completion of a number of significant reports and the passage of legislation that implemented many of its recommendations, the Institute is pleased with the contribution it is making to the law and […]

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Law Reform Institute thanks LGBTIQ community support

On 6 December 2016, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) hosted an event at the Adelaide Law School to thank the many individuals, organisations and law students who have generously supported and contributed to the Institute’s most recent reference. That reference asked SALRI to examine the South Australian laws that discriminate on the […]

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Better balance needed in State’s equal opportunity laws

Helping to protect students, patients and employees from unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity is at the heart of a range of reforms proposed for South Australia’s equal opportunity laws. In the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, the Institute has […]

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Law reform needed to protect privacy in a digital age

More than 40 years after they were first recommended for South Australia, the need for new laws to protect personal privacy has again been championed, this time in the digital age. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, on 15 March 2016 handed over its Final Report to the […]

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Reform Needed For Courtroom Witness Oaths

Swearing to tell the truth ‘so help me God’ while holding a copy of the Bible would become a thing of the past for witnesses in South Australia’s courts if the recommendations of a new report are adopted. The South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide University Law School, was asked by the […]

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South Australian Law Reform Institute Audit Report: Sex and Gender Identity Discrimination in Laws

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (‘the Institute’), housed in the Adelaide Law School and under the direction of Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, has recently delivered a comprehensive Audit Report to the South Australian Government identifying those South Australian laws that discriminate on the grounds of, sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex […]

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Audit of Sex and Gender Identity Discrimination in Laws

The University of Adelaide’s South Australian Law Reform Institute has launched an audit of potential discrimination in the State’s laws on the grounds of sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or intersex status – and is now seeking submissions from the community. The audit, being conducted at the request of the South Australian Government, aims to […]

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