In an article published in The Australian today, Dr Joanna Howe explains that while the government is to be commended for its establishment of a special taskforce to address fraud in the working holiday visa program, its target should be labour hire contractors, not working holiday-makers. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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In a post on the Power to Persuade blog, Dr Anna Olijnyk and Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby (UNSW) explain their research project on the effect of uncertain constitutional principle on State law and order policy. Click here to read Anna’s post.

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Anna Olijnyk and Judith Bannister, committee members of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter), invite you to attend the following event: Local Government Elections To vote, or not to vote? Have we got the franchise right? Where: Pilgrim Uniting Church, Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide When: Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1.00 pm [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation today, Kellie Toole examines the law of provocation in Queensland and the proposal to abolish what is sometimes referred to as the ‘gay panic defence’. Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Adelaide Law School present a public lecture by Paul Brand (All Souls College, Oxford) marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. When: Thursday 7 May 2015, 5.30pm – 7pm Where: Conference Room, Level 7, Ingkarni Wardli building, The University of Adelaide RSVP: By Friday 1 May 2015 via [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Peter Burdon examines the Federal Government inquiry into tax-deductibility status of environmental groups. Click here to read Peter’s article.

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The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit, are pleased to invite you to: The High Court of Australia and the First World War The First World War was a defining moment in the history of Australia and also [...]

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Research by Adelaide Law School’s Dr Joanna Howe has recommended that 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 [...]

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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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Dr Joanna Howe from the Adelaide Law School has advocated for the establishment of an Australian expert commission to improve the functioning of the 457 visa program.  She advanced this proposal in a 2014 submission to the 457 visa independent review. This was adopted in the review’s final report as one of its two core [...]

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