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The South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, has completed its latest report, ‘Surrogacy: A Legislative Framework: A review of Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA)’.  The Report has been presented to the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, and was publicly released on 15 November 2018. […]

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The South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, has completed its latest report, ‘Surrogacy: A Legislative Framework: A review of Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA)’.  The Report has been presented to the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, and was publicly released on 15 November 2018. […]

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The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner (and Adelaide University Law Alumni), Alastair McEwin returned to the Adelaide Law School on 12-13 September, some 25 years after graduation, to speak at a topical public event with Professor Melissa De Zwart, ‘Back to the Future: Technology and People with Disability‘ and to speak to the Law School’s Law Reform […]

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The challenges and opportunities of undertaking an effective modern law reform reference common to smaller jurisdictions such as South Australia and Tasmania was the theme of a recent productive visit to the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute by Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, the Director and Deputy Director of […]

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A report into South Australia’s family inheritance laws recommends changes that would help give greater emphasis to the wishes of a will-maker, and prevent greedy family members from making undeserving claims against their relative’s estate. The report, prepared by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the University of Adelaide, seeks to distinguish […]

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Adelaide researchers have welcomed the official start of a new Relationships Register for South Australia, which now gives all couples in the State an equal chance to have their relationships recognised under law. Starting this week, the Relationships Register provides a new avenue for couples – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – to […]

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The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, has released a Report recommending reforms to the law of intestacy and related matters, and a Report on management of the affairs of missing persons as part of its major reference into succession law. The Reports can be found […]

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Culture is a crucial part of a society’s identity and history.  Under international humanitarian law, cultural property is to be protected and respected during times of war.  In contemporary conflict, non-state actors (in particular) have purposely targeted and destroyed cultural property of a defeated people in order to undermine the sense of cultural identity.  This […]

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Reforms to South Australian criminal law have been proposed in a new report on the issue of provocation. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, has now finalised stage 1 of a two-stage report into provocation. The current law in South Australia allows the partial defence of provocation, which […]

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The South Australian Law Reform Institute is presently examining South Australia’s family inheritance law as part of its reference into succession law. The Institute is an independent non-partisan law reform body based at the Adelaide University Law School. As part of the consultation for its current examination of South Australia’s family inheritance law, the Institute visited […]

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