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Relationships Register a leap forward for diverse families

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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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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Balancing fairness and freedom in SA’s Equal Opportunity Laws

On 30 June 2016, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, released its Report, ‘“Lawful Discrimination”: Exceptions under the Equal Opportunity Act 1984 (SA) to unlawful discrimination on the grounds of gender identity, sexual orientation and intersex status’. This Report is part of the Institute’s wider reference to […]

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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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