In an article published on The Conversation, Kellie Toole, explains why Australia is right not to have grand juries. Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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The PLPRU has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014. Alex Reilly wrote this submission jointly with Libby Hogarth of Australian Migration Options, a migration agent company based in Adelaide. The Director, Libby Hogarth, has [...]

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In their submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Ms Anna Olijnyk have opposed the abolition of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The Senate Committee is currently reviewing the Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 (Cth). If passed, the Bill will abolish [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Kellie Toole, examines the question: in plea bargaining, who really gets the bargain? Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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The PLPRU has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. Alex Reilly wrote the submission and appeared before the Committee on Monday, 10 November. The Bill tightened the requirements for both automatic citizenship and citizenship by conferral. The Bill also [...]

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In the last Commonwealth ARC grant rounds, Public Law and Policy Research Unit Member, Professor Amanda Nettelbeck from the School of Humanities was awarded $500,137 funding to undertake a project investigating the violent implementation of colonial rule across the Anglophone Pacific Rim. The Chief Investigators on the project are Professor Lyndall Ryan, Professor Amanda Nettelbeck, [...]

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In the latest Commonwealth ARC grant rounds, Professor Emeritus Wilfred Prest, Professor John Williams and Dr Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School, together with Professor Amanda Nettelbeck from the School of Humanities, were part of a team of scholars from 14 institutions across Australia that were awarded funding to undertake a project to expand [...]

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The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to invite you to Deck the Halls with Constitutional Law Are you up to date with the latest Constitutional law cases and issues? Has it been too many years since uni? Did you rely on the fact that we’d give you an [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines the constitutional validity of the Abbott government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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During National Water Week (19-25 October), Dr Adam Webster was interviewed on Radio Adelaide and was asked whether the days of fighting over the waters of the River Murray are finished. Will the Murray-Darling Basin Plan weather a storm of litigation? Click here to listen to Adam’s interview.

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