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Can Crime Pay? Corby, the Australian Media and the Indonesian Authorities

In this blog post Adam Webster examines the applicability of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) and the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 (Qld) to Schapelle Corby should she be paid for a television interview while on parole in Indonesia. The post also contrasts the way in which the news of Corby’s release has [...]

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Cuts to Environmental Defenders Office’s Represent the Latest Example of Environmental Barbarism

In this post, Adelaide Law School’s Dr Peter Burdon writes on the likely impact of Abbott Government’s latest moves against our environment in slashing funding to Environmental Defenders Offices. This piece first appeared on ABC Opinion. Many of us take for granted the privilege of living in an industrialised and stable first world country. As [...]

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What makes law ‘public’?

Convenor of the Public Law Research Community at the Adelaide Law School, Dr Gabrielle Appleby attempts to answer the question of what makes law ‘public’? As the convener of the Public Law Research Community I have often been asked what is ‘public law’. My response is that I have always thought of public law broadly, [...]

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The Liberal Party’s Vision for 2030: Can it Be Achieved without Northern Australia becoming a Guest-Worker Ghetto?

In early February the Liberal Party released a discussion paper ‘Vision 2030’ floating the idea of tax incentives to lure workers to northern Australia. In this blog post Dr Joanna Howe investigates the migration and labour law challenges associated with this proposal. Whilst the Liberal Party discussion paper primarily canvasses the idea of tax incentives [...]

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Reform of Commonwealth Discrimination Legislation

In April 2010 Attorney-General, Robert McClelland and Minister for Finance and Deregulation, Lindsay Tanner announced the Government’s intention to streamline federal anti-discrimination legislation by replacing the five existing Commonwealth anti-discrimination laws with a new consolidated Act. The consolidated legislation was intended to remove unnecessary regulatory overlap, address inconsistencies across laws and make the system more [...]

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Reconsidering Male Circumcision

Today, Cornelia Koch and Anne Hewitt from the Adelaide Law School will present a public seminar on the regulation of circumcision in Australia and Germany. The discussion is informed by a recent decision of a German Court that the circumcision of a young Muslim boy constituted a criminal offence. The issue involves delicate questions about the right to [...]

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Text, Doctrine and Tradition in Law and Religion

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion (RUSSLR) are proud to host TEXT, DOCTRINE AND TRADITION IN LAW AND RELIGION We inhabit different normative universes. We traverse different symbolic worlds. Symbolic worlds help us to orient ourselves within [...]

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Is the Circumcision of a Young Boy a Crime? Yes, According to a German Court

On Tuesday of this week a German Court decided that the circumcision of a four year old boy constituted the criminal offence of causing grievous bodily harm. The case made headlines around the world, including in Australia. Cornelia Koch discusses the cultural background to the case and the decision itself before reflecting on whether it [...]

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God Save the QC?

The ‘Queens’land Government has announced that it will abandon the post-nominal ‘SC’ (Senior Counsel) for the State’s most senior barristers and return to ‘the Queen’s Counsel regime’ (see here).  In South Australia, the appointment of Queen’s Counsel has not been without controversy. Adam Webster reflects upon some of the controversies surrounding the appointment of Queen’s [...]

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Trip to Canberra: Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 and Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012

Last week, John Williams and Suzanne Le Mire appeared before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give evidence in support of the Adelaide Law School’s submission on the Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Bill 2012 and Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Bill 2012. Suzanne explains the submission, and what happened at the [...]

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