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Turn Spotlight on Labour Hire Contractors

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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Queensland still failing to act on a medieval murder defence

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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Magna Carta in Practice

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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The High Court of Australia and the First World War

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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Workers, Small Business and Taxpayers Disadvantaged by Workers’ Compensation Plan, New Research Warns

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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‘Citizenship and the Constitution Roundtable’ in the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee

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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EVENT: Social Media and the Employment Relationship – Legal Perspectives from Germany and Australia

The Adelaide Law School’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Work and Employment Regulation Research Group invite you to a comparative law seminar in which three leading scholars examine social media and the employment relationship. Click here for the event flyer. When: 26 March 2015, 5.15-7pm Where: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, The University [...]

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CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1

Members of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met on 24 February 2015 to discuss the High Court’s decision in CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1. Anna Olijnyk provides the following overview of the discussion. The facts The facts of the case attracted much media attention last year. In [...]

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South Australia’s broad-brush nuclear review is meant to sideline opponents

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Peter Burdon argues that the South Australian Royal Commission in to the nuclear industry is meant to sideline opponents. Click here to read Peter’s article.

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Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives

On 18 February 2015 Professor Melissa Hart from the University of Colorado Law School visted the Adelaide Law School as part of the Faculty of the Professions’ “Aim for the Stars” program. Professor Hart gave a seminar on Colorado’s Judicial Ethics Advisory Board and Commission on Judicial Performance. The Hon. John Doyle AC QC provided [...]

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