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Only in America: why Australia is right not to have grand juries

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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In plea bargaining, who really gets the bargain?

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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PLPRU contributes to Senate deliberation of the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

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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Grant Success – ARC Discovery Project Commencing 2015

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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Grant Success – ARC Linkage Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF) Project Commencing 2015

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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Water Wars and Water Laws

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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Adelaide Scholars Contribute to Inquiry into Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The PLPRU Submission (which is available from the Committee’s website) was authored by Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Rebecca LaForgia, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, [...]

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A Spotlight on Judicial Regulation in Australia

In the latest edition of Legal Ethics, Dr Suzanne Le Mire and PLPRU Deputy Director Dr Gabrielle Appleby have provided a comment on the current state of judicial regulation in Australia. While it might be seen as a progressive jurisdiction, Australia has struggled to match reforms of the regulation of judges in place in other [...]

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Associate Professor Alexander Reilly’s book review of ‘The Price of Rights’ in Adelaide Law Review

In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) Director, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly, reviews Martin Ruhs’ book, The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labour Migration. Ruhs’ book continues his analysis of the ethics of labour migration programs and the difficulty that arises because of the need to weigh [...]

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Dr Stubbs’ book review of ‘Sir Richard Hanson’ in Adelaide Law Review

In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) member, Dr Matthew Stubbs, reviews Greg Taylor’s biograph of Sir Richard Hanson. Sir Richard Hanson was South Australia’s fourth Premier, second Chief Justice and Acting Governor. Click here to read Matthew’s review of Sir Richard Hanson (Federation Press, 2013) in [...]

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