The Productivity Commission is currently conducting a major inquiry into the framework for regulating workplace relations in Australia. Researchers from Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group have joined leading academics from three other institutions to prepare a submission to this important inquiry, which is due to be concluded by the end of [...]

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The South Australian Law Reform Institute (‘the Institute’) is pleased to accept a new reference from the Attorney-General, The Hon. John Rau, MP. The reference was announced as part of His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le AO’s speech at the opening of Parliament on Tuesday 10 February 2015. The Governor stated that: “My Government [...]

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Observations from The Eastman Inquiry Ms Chapman SC will be addressing the murder of Colin Winchester in 1989, the conviction of David Eastman in 1995, the granting of an inquiry into the conviction in 2012, the role of counsel assisting in an inquiry, the investigation of forensic evidence some 20 years on and the notion [...]

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On Friday 20 March, Associate Professor Alex Reilly attended a roundtable discussion on Citizenship and the Constitution in the Commonwealth House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee. Alex joined other academic experts and community leaders to discuss with the Committee the legal and constitutional dimensions of citizenship, the changing nature of membership in [...]

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New research has recommended the Federal Parliament reject legislation reforming Australia’s workers’ compensation system, warning that the current bill fails the public interest test and risks adversely impacting on workers, small and medium sized businesses, and taxpayers. The McKell Institute report, “Unsafe and Unfair: A Critique of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill [...]

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The subclass 457 visa has been the subject of increasing controversy ever since it became a political issue in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election. There was widespread concern the 457 visa was being rorted by employers using temporary migrant workers in areas where no domestic skill shortage existed. Dr Joanna Howe from [...]

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The University of Adelaide Law School was proud to host the 27th Australasian Tax Teachers’ Association (ATTA) conference on 19 to 21 January 2015. The conference was very successful with over 100 registrants, six Keynote Plenary presentations and 70 academic and PhD presentations. The following Keynote Plenary speakers and Conference Dinner speaker shared their insights [...]

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The Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group and the SA Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association invite you to a seminar, hosted by the Fair Work Commission, that discusses an important role that industrial tribunals can play, one explicitly now recognised in the federal Fair Work Act. Please note that this [...]

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The Adelaide Law School’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Work and Employment Regulation Research Group invite you to a comparative law seminar in which three leading scholars examine an important and topical set of issues: Social Media and the Employment Relationship Legal Perspectives from Germany and Australia The importance of the World [...]

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The Adelaide Law School’s Work and Employment Regulation research group and the SA Chapter of the Australian Labour Law Association invite you to a comparative labour law seminar in which three leading scholars will examine an important and topical set of issues: Organising Workers: Legal Perspectives from Germany and Australia Labour laws in developed countries [...]

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