PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]

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Two academics from the University of Adelaide Law School, Associate Professor Joanna Howe and Professor Alex Reilly, have co-authored a new report examining labour supply challenges in the Australian vegetable industry. The report, ‘Sustainable Solutions: The Future of Labour Supply in the Australian Vegetable Industry’ was commissioned in 2016 by Horticulture Innovation Australia and was […]

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In a landmark case now before the High Court, former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and fellow forestry protester Jessica Hoyt are arguing that Tasmania’s anti-protest laws unconstitutionally restrict freedom of speech. PLPRU member Associate Professor Peter Burdon, and Associate Professor Mary Heath from Flinders University, have published an article about the case in The […]

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PLPRU member Dr Anna Olijnyk  has published a post entitled Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power on AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog.      

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PLPRU members the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, Associate Professor Laura Grenfell, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, Professor Emerita Rosemary Owens AO and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, have written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The Joint Committee has been asked by the Attorney-General to report […]

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Two years ago the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014 (SA) was assented to on 11th December 2014. The Act granted a range of jurisdictions to the new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Parts 6 and 7 of the 2014 Act remained unproclaimed and came into operation on 11th December 2016 by force of  […]

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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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