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Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner speaks to Law Reform class

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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Murder defence should not be linked to “gay panic”

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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Births, Deaths and Marriages (Gender Identity) Amendment Bill 2016 introduced in response to Law Reform Institute’s Report

On 10 February 2016, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, released its Report on the legal recognition of sex and gender under South Australian law as part of its broader reference to examine South Australian laws that discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, gender […]

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‘No South Australian should face discrimination’: Passage of Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Act 2016

The Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Act 2016 passed the South Australian Parliament with broad support and received Royal Assent on 4 August 2016. The Act will come into force at a later date. The Act amends various statutes ‘to remove discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer South Australians’. The Act closely […]

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Gillard Visit an Opportunity to Present on Human Rights Research

On 21 March 2014, the Fay Gale Centre for Research on Gender (FGC) hosted a reception for the University of Adelaide’s new Honorary Visiting Professor (and former Prime Minister), Julia Gillard. The FGC builds on the University’s commitment to promote social justice, equality and diversity in the community and its own workplace. Alongside the Public […]

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Corruption: Have your voice heard

Throughout October and November, the Adelaide Law School is involved in some important research into corruption at the local government level in South Australia. Dr Gabrielle Appleby is leading a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Law and Psychology Schools. She explains the research and its importance below. Corruption within government affects the […]

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Upcoming PhD seminars for Adelaide Law School

Friday 23rd August, 11am – Karen Gross ‘The Role Institutions Play in Functional Insolvency Systems’ – Could a macroeconomic theory developed to explain the prosperity/poverty divide actually resolve a persistent regulatory problem? Friday 23rd August, 11:30am – Craig Ellis ‘Renewable Energy and Property Theory’ – Assuming a 100% renewable energy supply, would energy be considered […]

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Congratulations to Gabrielle Appleby – thesis accepted for Doctorate

Adelaide Law School wishes to congratulate Gabrielle Appleby, Senior Lecturer, in having her thesis accepted for a Doctorate. The examiners noted that her research was ‘exceptional’ and made an ‘original contribution to a manifestly under-researched area of public law ’. Gabrielle’s thesis introduces the Solicitor-General as an important actor in the modern Australian constitutional order. […]

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Public Law Research Community Blog launched

The University of Adelaide Law School has a proud tradition of research and scholarship in public law. The Law School has recently established an informal research cluster, the Public Law Research Community to further collegiate public law research within the University, and showcase the work of our academics. Public law scholars will be posting regular […]

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