In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly looks at the year ahead in asylum seeker law and policy, predicting that it will be a more difficult for the Government to promote its hard-line policy in 2015. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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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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In an article published on The Conversation, Professor John Williams and Dr Adam Webster explain how Australia’s knighthoods and damehoods are awarded. Click here to read the article.

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Professor John Williams and Dr Adam Webster explain to The Advertiser the ‘loophole’ that allows for unlimited appointments of foreign knights and dames. Click here to read the article in The Advertiser.  

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The Public Law & Policy Research Unit is pleased to invite you to Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives The Colorado Judicial Ethics Advisory Board (JEAB) is an 11-member Board appointed by the Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court to offer ethical guidance to judges. Professor Hart will discuss the workings of this [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Adam Webster examines whether the Constitution provides any protection for farmers’ water rights impacted by coal seam gas extraction. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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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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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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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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Members of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met this week to discuss the High Court’s recent decision in Kuczborski v Queensland [2014] HCA 46. PLPRU Member, Anna Olijnyk, provides an overview of the case and the key issues from the case discussion. This was a challenge, on Kable grounds, to Queensland’s suite of [...]

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