Monthly Archives: June 2012
Upcoming event on the Commonwealth’s spending power from the Australian Association of Constitutional Law
The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is proud to host The High Court’s New Spectacles: Re-envisioning executive power after Williams v Commonwealth On 20 June 2012, the High Court changed our understanding of the nature of the Commonwealth’s executive power. With some exceptions, the Commonwealth may not enter into contracts […]
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The High Court school chaplains case and what it means for Commonwealth funding
On 20 June 2012, the High Court struck down the National School Chaplaincy Program. The Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby published the following piece on The Conversation. Today, the High Court of Australia dramatically altered the previously understood scope of the Commonwealth’s power to spend money and enter into contracts. This decision has immediate repercussions […]
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2012 ‘Eagles’ Peer Mentors formally recognised for excellence in student leadership and mentoring
The 20 Eagles Peer Mentors were recently recognised for excellence in student leadership and mentoring at a ceremony in Bonython Hall on Thursday 31 May. The ceremony thanked those students involved in such programs at a University level. The ceremony was opened by the General Manager, Student Services and Administration, Dave Lamb. The Vice Chancellor […]
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Integrity in Administrative Decision-making
On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2012, the 2012 National Administrative Law Conference will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. The theme of the conference is ‘Integrity in Administrative Decision-making’. In 2004 Chief Justice Spigelman delivered the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) National Lecture Series about the fourth branch […]
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God Save the QC?
The ‘Queens’land Government has announced that it will abandon the post-nominal ‘SC’ (Senior Counsel) for the State’s most senior barristers and return to ‘the Queen’s Counsel regime’ (see here). In South Australia, the appointment of Queen’s Counsel has not been without controversy. Adam Webster reflects upon some of the controversies surrounding the appointment of Queen’s […]
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2012 Charles Hawker Scholarship Recipient – Sarah Dowd
University of Adelaide Law and International Studies student Sarah Dowd has been named South Australia’s only Charles Hawker Scholarship recipient in 2012. Click here to read the full article
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2012 Fulbright Scholarship Winner – Adam Webster
University of Adelaide PhD researcher Adam Webster has won a 2012 Fulbright Scholarship to research possible legal solutions to the dispute over the allocation of water from the River Murray. The prestigious Fulbright Scholarship is the largest educational scholarship of its kind, created in 1946 to promote mutual understanding with the United States through educational […]
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CPD – Briefing out
Briefing out Presenters: Andrew Short, Patrick O’Sullivan QC and Celine McInerney This experienced panel will explore the challenges that arise when matters are briefed out. Issues that will be discussed include: Why do lawyers need to brief external Counsel? At what point in a matter do you brief out? How do you know who is […]
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Why extend the Judicial Complaints Process to Non-judicial Officers?
In this blog post, Gabrielle Appleby comments on the recent calls by President of Fair Work Australia, Justice Iain Ross, to bring the tribunal under the new complaints handling processes proposed for federal courts. Last week, Fair Work Australia (FWA) President, Justice Iain Ross of the Federal Court, was calling for FWA to be covered […]
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