You are invited to the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (SA Chapter) 2016 end of year event, Decide a Hard Case Right. In one hour, ten speakers will review ten constitutional issues and cases from the past twelve months, with drinks and nibbles to follow. Members and non-members are welcome. PLPRU members Anna Olijnyk and Matthew […]

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PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, has written a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016. The submission was supported by other members of PLPRU. If passed, this legislation will prevent asylum seekers arriving by boat from coming to Australia in future. The Committee […]

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In an article published on The Conversation today, PLPRU’s Joanna Howe explains the problems with Australia’s system of ‘457 visas’, arguing that the reality is not reflected in the political debate.

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In a piece written for The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly explains the context surrounding, and implications of, the Australian government’s plan to resettle asylum seekers in the US.

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The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter) invites you to a free lunchtime seminar: ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks: Tips and Tricks for managing difficult and vexatious litigants‘ presented by Andrew Schatz, Murray Chambers. Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 1pm Office of the Australian Government Solicitor, Level 5, 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide RSVP: aialsa@adam.com.au Further […]

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PLPRU, together with the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are pleased to present Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy speaking on The Implicit and the Implied in a Written Constitution. Jeff Goldsworthy (Monash University) is currently a visiting scholar at Adelaide Law School. He is among Australia’s leading constitutional scholars and legal philosophers. His work is […]

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Three PLPRU members presented papers at this month’s Australasian Study of Parliament Group Conference at Parliament House in Adelaide. Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds’ papers arose from their ongoing work on the role of parliamentary committees. Laura’s paper was entitled ‘Parliaments’ reputation as the ‘pre-eminent’ institution for defending rights: Do parliamentary committees always enhance this reputation?’, […]

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Two PLPRU members,  Professor Rosemary Owens  and Dr Joanna Howe, have edited and contributed chapters to a book published this month by Hart Publishing UK entitled: Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era; The Regulatory Challenges. The essays in the collection examine the complex regulatory challenges arising from temporary labour migration and the extent to which […]

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PLPRU member Professor Rosemary Owens  will be presenting the Phillipa Weeks Lecture in Labour Law at ANU College of Law (Canberra) on 12 October 2016. Her lecture is entitled: Young people and the future of work; the regulatory challenges of unpaid work at the intersection of education and work.  Professor Owens is currently undertaking an […]

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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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