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Appointing Australia’s highest judges deserves proper scrutiny

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 [...]

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Official Showcase and Launch of Public Law and Policy Research Unit

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 [...]

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Boundless plains to share?

On The Monthly blog this week, PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, explains some of the proposed changes to citizenship as a consequence of the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. The following is the opening paragraph of Alex’s blog post: When the Abbott government changed the “Department of Immigration and Citizenship” to “the Department [...]

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Alex Reilly comments on the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014 in The Saturday Paper

In The Saturday Paper this week, PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, provided comment on the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. Click here to read the article in The Saturday Paper. The PLPRU made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill [...]

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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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