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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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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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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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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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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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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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Review of South Australian rules of Intestacy

In December 2015, the South Australian Law Reform Institute released an Issues Paper calling for public submissions on the current South Australian rules of intestacy. The review was initiated by the SA Attorney-General, the Hon John Rau MP, as part of a wider review of succession laws in South Australia. This Issues Paper is the […]

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