In an article published on The Conversation today, Kellie Toole examines the law of provocation in Queensland and the proposal to abolish what is sometimes referred to as the ‘gay panic defence’. Click here to read Kellie’s article.

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Adelaide Law School present a public lecture by Paul Brand (All Souls College, Oxford) marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta. When: Thursday 7 May 2015, 5.30pm – 7pm Where: Conference Room, Level 7, Ingkarni Wardli building, The University of Adelaide RSVP: By Friday 1 May 2015 via […]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Peter Burdon examines the Federal Government inquiry into tax-deductibility status of environmental groups. Click here to read Peter’s article.

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The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit, are pleased to invite you to: The High Court of Australia and the First World War The First World War was a defining moment in the history of Australia and also […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Dr Joanna Howe from the Adelaide Law School has advocated for the establishment of an Australian expert commission to improve the functioning of the 457 visa program.  She advanced this proposal in a 2014 submission to the 457 visa independent review. This was adopted in the review’s final report as one of its two core […]

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On Friday 13 March, Professor John Williams (Dean, Adelaide Law School) and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs (PLPRU) gave evidence before the Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Expanding on PLPRU’s submission to the Committee, their evidence to committee members Ken Wyatt AM MP (Chair) and Senator […]

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In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly examines whether Australia’s immigration system would work in Britain. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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The Adelaide Law School’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit and the Work and Employment Regulation Research Group invite you to a comparative law seminar in which three leading scholars examine social media and the employment relationship. Click here for the event flyer. When: 26 March 2015, 5.15-7pm Where: Moot Court, Ligertwood Building, The University […]

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