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 [...]
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 [...]
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  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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
In an article published on The Conversation, Professor Lisa Hill explains why compulsory voting beats the alternatives, such as switching to a voluntary system. Click here to read Lisa’s article.
In an article published on The Conversation, Kellie Toole and Adam Webster examine South Australia’s ‘world first’ community impact statements. Click here to read Kellie and Adam’s post
In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, explains the appointment process for judges of the High Court of Australia. In examining the appointment process, Dr Appleby considers whether judges should also be representative of the community that their rulings affect and what [...]
Last Friday was the offical launch of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit. Below are the opening remarks from the Unit’s director, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly. For decades the Adelaide Law School has been the home of prominent public law scholars – James Crawford and Hilary Charlesworth in public international law, John Finnis and [...]