Three PLPRU members, Peter Burdon, Alex Reilly and Anna Olijnyk, have contributed to a new book to be published by Federation Press later this month. Federation Press describe The Critical Judgments Project: Re-reading Monis v The Queen (Gabrielle Appleby and Rosalind Dixon, eds): ‘This book introduces students to a number of critical legal perspectives and demonstrates how […]

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In an article published in issue 44(1) of the Federal Law Review, Dr Adam Webster examines the the issue of whether states have a ‘right’ to a share in the water of rivers that flow through more than one state. The following is the abstract of the article: Disputes between States of Australia over the […]

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In an article published in the University of Colorado Law Review, Dr Adam Webster (with Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, UNSW Law) compares the two systems of executive government under the US presidential system and the Australian parliamentary system. This article was presented at the 23rd Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law at […]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster explains what is a ‘hung parliament’, and how will a government be formed? Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Earlier this year David Wright, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, made a submission to Treasury’s Australian Consumer Law Review. David’s submission focused on enforcement of consumer protection laws, both in terms of public and private enforcement. At the moment enforcement is almost exclusively undertaken by the ACCC, a public body. Although there is […]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (in conjunction with the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia and Law Society of South Australia) invites you to attend the following event: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building The University of Adelaide SA 5005 Wednesday 22 June 5.30pm – 7.00pm Keynote Speaker: […]

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Malcolm Turnbull has made the journey to Government House at Yarralumla to ask the governor-general to dissolve both houses of parliament and hold a double-dissolution election. So, what is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget? In an article published on The Conversation, Adam […]

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In an article published in the UNSW Law Journal, Dr Adam Webster (with Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, UNSW Law School) examine the way in which law regulates cycling. Click here to for a copy of the article. Introduction There is a strong connection between those associated with the law and cycling. It is possible to […]

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Labor has promised to set up a Royal Commission into the banking sector if elected. The Government says this is unnecessary: ASIC already has the powers of a Royal Commission. In this article for The Conversation, Anna Olijnyk explains the differences between ASIC’s powers and those of a Royal Commission. Click here to read Anna’s […]

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This week the Deputy Dean and Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU), Associate Professor Alex Reilly, published the 2015 Annual Report for the research unit. The report highlights the activities and achievements of PLPRU in 2015. In 2015, PLPRU hosted 10 seminars and workshops, made 14 submissions to public inquiries and […]

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