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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In 2013, a small project team at the University of Adelaide was requested by the Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia to conduct research into local government and public attitudes to corruption in the State. The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Deputy Director, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, headed the project team. She was joined [...]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk and Professor John Williams have made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill.  The submission is restricted to the constitutional issues that are raised by the proposed legislation. [...]

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In an opinion piece published today in The Age, 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 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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