In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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In an article published on The Drum, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the case for a federal ICAC. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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PLPRU member Dr Matthew Stubbs has recently published a review of his use of mobile phone voting to engage students in large lectures for his first-year course Principles of Public Law. The abstract of the paper is: This article reports on an action-research project designed to investigate the effect of a technological intervention on the [...]

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On 1 September 2014, His Excellency Hieu Van Le AO was sworn in as the 35th Governor of South Australia. The new Governor had previously served as Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia since 2007. In anticipation of his Excellency’s swearing in, Professor Brenda Wilson was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia on 15 August 2014. [...]

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The UK House of Lords Constitution Committee is currently conducting a review of the Office of the Lord Chancellor. In 2003, this ancient officer, who traditionally spanned across the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government, was substantially reformed as part of wider constitutional reforms. Today, the Lord Chancellor is no longer head of the [...]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines Australia’s war powers and the role of parliament. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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In an article published on The Conversation today, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines the first year of the Abbott Government’s refugee policy. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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Please be advised that the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law’s seminar to be held on 1 September has been rescheduled for 8 September. Please see the message from the committee of the SA Branch of the AACL below. The updated details for the event can be accessed here. Dear AACL [...]

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In the current issue of the Melbourne University Law Review (Volume 38(1)), Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Dr Suzanne Le Mire examine the issue of judicial conduct. The following is the abstract of the article: Judges are human. It is their humanity that allows them to pass judgement on the complexities of fact and law in [...]

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The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to present Dr Adam Webster, Adelaide Law School speaking on Troubled Waters: Constitutional issues in water regulation in the Murray Darling Basin Adam will examine some of the constitutional issues surrounding water regulation within the Murray-Darling Basin.  In particular, he will discuss [...]

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