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The High Court school chaplains case and what it means for Commonwealth funding

On 20 June 2012, the High Court struck down the National School Chaplaincy Program. The Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby published the following piece on  The Conversation. Today, the High Court of Australia dramatically altered the previously understood scope of the Commonwealth’s power to spend money and enter into contracts. This decision has immediate repercussions [...]

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South Australia finally moves to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption

Earlier this month (May 2012), the South Australian Weatherill Labor Government introduced a Bill to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. This is a move that had been opposed by the Rann Government for years. Gabrielle Appleby explores the change in policy, before looking to the Bill itself. She focuses on the extent to which [...]

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University of Adelaide Academics defend constitutionality of same-sex marriage before the Senate

 On Friday, 4 May 2012, Professor John Williams and Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School appeared before the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give evidence in support of the submission made by a number of University of Adelaide scholars. The full submission, and a brief overview of it, is available here. On [...]

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The States and the MRRT: Putting Short-term Politics before Long-term Strategy?

So Fortescue Metals is threatening a constitutional challenge against the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, passed by the Parliament in late March. This is unsurprising: Andrew Forrest has been vocally opposed to the deal negotiated between Prime Minister Gillard and the big mining companies from its inception. And why shouldn’t it? Fortescue Metals has nothing to [...]

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The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives

The recent Cambridge University Press publication, The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, showcases the work of two of the University of Adelaide Law School’s public law scholars. Gabrielle Appleby is a co-editor of the volume, with Professor Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland) and Thomas John (Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department). Gabrielle co-authored a chapter, [...]

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