PLPRU, together with the South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are pleased to present Professor Jeffrey Goldsworthy speaking on The Implicit and the Implied in a Written Constitution. Jeff Goldsworthy (Monash University) is currently a visiting scholar at Adelaide Law School. He is among Australia’s leading constitutional scholars and legal philosophers. His work is […]

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Three PLPRU members presented papers at this month’s Australasian Study of Parliament Group Conference at Parliament House in Adelaide. Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds’ papers arose from their ongoing work on the role of parliamentary committees. Laura’s paper was entitled ‘Parliaments’ reputation as the ‘pre-eminent’ institution for defending rights: Do parliamentary committees always enhance this reputation?’, […]

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Two PLPRU members,  Professor Rosemary Owens  and Dr Joanna Howe, have edited and contributed chapters to a book published this month by Hart Publishing UK entitled: Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era; The Regulatory Challenges. The essays in the collection examine the complex regulatory challenges arising from temporary labour migration and the extent to which […]

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PLPRU member Professor Rosemary Owens  will be presenting the Phillipa Weeks Lecture in Labour Law at ANU College of Law (Canberra) on 12 October 2016. Her lecture is entitled: Young people and the future of work; the regulatory challenges of unpaid work at the intersection of education and work.  Professor Owens is currently undertaking an […]

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Three PLPRU members, Peter Burdon, Alex Reilly and Anna Olijnyk, have contributed to a new book to be published by Federation Press later this month. Federation Press describe The Critical Judgments Project: Re-reading Monis v The Queen (Gabrielle Appleby and Rosalind Dixon, eds): ‘This book introduces students to a number of critical legal perspectives and demonstrates how […]

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In an article published in issue 44(1) of the Federal Law Review, Dr Adam Webster examines the the issue of whether states have a ‘right’ to a share in the water of rivers that flow through more than one state. The following is the abstract of the article: Disputes between States of Australia over the […]

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In an article published in the University of Colorado Law Review, Dr Adam Webster (with Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, UNSW Law) compares the two systems of executive government under the US presidential system and the Australian parliamentary system. This article was presented at the 23rd Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law at […]

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In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster explains what is a ‘hung parliament’, and how will a government be formed? Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Earlier this year David Wright, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, made a submission to Treasury’s Australian Consumer Law Review. David’s submission focused on enforcement of consumer protection laws, both in terms of public and private enforcement. At the moment enforcement is almost exclusively undertaken by the ACCC, a public body. Although there is […]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (in conjunction with the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia and Law Society of South Australia) invites you to attend the following event: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building The University of Adelaide SA 5005 Wednesday 22 June 5.30pm – 7.00pm Keynote Speaker: […]

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