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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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Compulsory voting, much like democracy, beats the alternatives

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.

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Don’t expect ‘world first’ impact statement to transform sentencing

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

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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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