In the latest edition of Legal Ethics, Dr Suzanne Le Mire and PLPRU Deputy Director Dr Gabrielle Appleby have provided a comment on the current state of judicial regulation in Australia. While it might be seen as a progressive jurisdiction, Australia has struggled to match reforms of the regulation of judges in place in other [...]

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In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) Director, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly, reviews Martin Ruhs’ book, The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labour Migration. Ruhs’ book continues his analysis of the ethics of labour migration programs and the difficulty that arises because of the need to weigh [...]

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In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) member, Dr Matthew Stubbs, reviews Greg Taylor’s biograph of Sir Richard Hanson. Sir Richard Hanson was South Australia’s fourth Premier, second Chief Justice and Acting Governor. Click here to read Matthew’s review of Sir Richard Hanson (Federation Press, 2013) in [...]

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The launch of the University of Adelaide’s Public Law & Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) will showcase the research of members of the Unit, and consider strategies to ensure our research has an impact in the formation of public law and policy. Leading public law scholars from around Australia will reflect on the nature of public [...]

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In the current edition of the Sydney Law Review, Dr Suzanne Le Mire examines the duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The following is an abstract of the article: The duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was scrutinised in the decisions of the [...]

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Speaking on radio this week in the lead up to National Water Week (19-25 October 2014), Dr Adam Webster considered whether the days of fighting over the waters of the River Murray are over. For a copy of the University of Adelaide media release click here.

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On 14 October 2014, PLPRU members Alex Reilly, Gabrielle Appleby, and Anna Olijnyk were joined by Mike Waite of the Crown Solicitors Office and Stephen McDonald of Hanson Chambers to discuss the recent High Court case, Plaintiff S4-2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014]HCA 34. The case involved a challenge to the power [...]

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On Tuesday, 7 October, the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) was delighted to host Dr Lawrence McNamara, Deputy Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London. Dr McNamara is also a member of the advisory board of the PLPRU. Dr McNamara presented a seminar on the expansion of secrecy [...]

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This workshop for Australian tertiary teachers of public law will be co-hosted in Sydney by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW and Public Law and Policy Research Unit, University of Adelaide. The first in an annual series of events on public law teaching research and practice, the workshop will feature an excellent [...]

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In an article published in the October edition of Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin, Dr Adam Webster explains the way in which the Constitution has shaped water regulation in Australia. Adam also examines the recent decision of the Federal Court involving an unsuccessful constitutional challenge to the Water Act 2007 (Cth) – Lee v [...]

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