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South Australian Rules of Intestacy

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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SALRI visits Berri and Mount Gambier to consult on South Australia’s family inheritance law

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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When a final will and testament is not final

South Australians are being given their say on the state’s family inheritance laws as part of a major review aimed at bringing those laws into the 21st century. The review – being conducted by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide – will address some issues with the current […]

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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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Better balance needed in State’s equal opportunity laws

Helping to protect students, patients and employees from unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity is at the heart of a range of reforms proposed for South Australia’s equal opportunity laws. In the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, the Institute has […]

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Law reforms support recognition of diverse families

The establishment of a Relationships Register and equal legal recognition for non-heterosexual couples and their families are among the recommendations of the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide. On 2 June 2016, the Institute released a report with 18 recommendations aimed at addressing discrimination against […]

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Law reform needed to protect privacy in a digital age

More than 40 years after they were first recommended for South Australia, the need for new laws to protect personal privacy has again been championed, this time in the digital age. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, on 15 March 2016 handed over its Final Report to the […]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Law and Love in the Garden of Eden

When: Tuesday, 29 April, 2014 at 1.30pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Law School Speaker: Joshua Neoh is currently a Lecturer in Law at the Australian National University (ANU); he was previously an Associate Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School. His research reflects on questions of legal theory in and though biblical narratives. He […]

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RUSSLR Lecture: Adelaide’s John Finnis: The Origins of a Mastermind

When: Monday, 28 April 2014 at 1:00pm Where: Moot Court Room, Ligertwood Building, Adelaide Law School Speaker: Horst Klaus Lücke is Professor Emeritus of the Adelaide Law School and Honorary Professor, University of Queensland (from 2007). His recent publications include ‘Ulrich Hübbe and the Torrens System: Hübbe’s German background, his life in Australia and his […]

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Research Seminar: Tenurial revolution around the Pacific rim in the 19th Century

When: Wednesday, 11 June 2014, 12.00-1.00pm Where: Room 1.10, Ligertwood Building, The University of Adelaide Speaker: Professor Richard Boast, Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Law; Distinguished Visiting Research Scholar, Adelaide Law School Synopsis: In the mid-19th Century (from roughly 1840-1880) many countries and colonies around the Pacific rim, including New Zealand, Hawaii, Mexico, the […]

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