The launch of the University of Adelaide’s Public Law & Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) will showcase the research of members of the Unit, and consider strategies to ensure our research has an impact in the formation of public law and policy. Leading public law scholars from around Australia will reflect on the nature of public [...]

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In the current edition of the Sydney Law Review, Dr Suzanne Le Mire examines the duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The following is an abstract of the article: The duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was scrutinised in the decisions of the [...]

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Speaking on radio this week in the lead up to National Water Week (19-25 October 2014), Dr Adam Webster considered whether the days of fighting over the waters of the River Murray are over. For a copy of the University of Adelaide media release click here.

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On 14 October 2014, PLPRU members Alex Reilly, Gabrielle Appleby, and Anna Olijnyk were joined by Mike Waite of the Crown Solicitors Office and Stephen McDonald of Hanson Chambers to discuss the recent High Court case, Plaintiff S4-2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014]HCA 34. The case involved a challenge to the power [...]

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On Tuesday, 7 October, the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) was delighted to host Dr Lawrence McNamara, Deputy Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London. Dr McNamara is also a member of the advisory board of the PLPRU. Dr McNamara presented a seminar on the expansion of secrecy [...]

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This workshop for Australian tertiary teachers of public law will be co-hosted in Sydney by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide. The first in an annual series of events on public law teaching research and practice, the workshop will feature an excellent [...]

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In an article published in the October edition of Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin, Dr Adam Webster explains the way in which the Constitution has shaped water regulation in Australia. Adam also examines the recent decision of the Federal Court involving an unsuccessful constitutional challenge to the Water Act 2007 (Cth) – Lee v [...]

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In 2013, a small project team at the University of Adelaide was requested by the Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia to conduct research into local government and public attitudes to corruption in the State. The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Deputy Director, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, headed the project team. She was joined [...]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk and Professor John Williams have made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill.  The submission is restricted to the constitutional issues that are raised by the proposed legislation. [...]

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In an opinion piece published today in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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