Monthly Archives: October 2012
Why are Unfair Preferences so difficult?
Unfair preferences feature in many insolvencies. Whilst liquidators will often have difficulty in recovering them, creditors may have difficulty in defending them. Shortly before liquidation a company is likely to pay some debts and the task of the law is to determine which of these payments can be set aside as a preference. This seminar […]
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Plain packaging in the High Court: JT International SA v Commonwealth  HCA 43
The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is proud to host Plain packaging in the High Court: JT International SA v Commonwealth  HCA 43 In August this year, the High Court dismissed a constitutional challenge brought by a number of big tobacco companies to Commonwealth legislation mandating the […]
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Reforming Military Justice
On 21 June 2012, the Attorney-General introduced two Bills to Parliament, the Military Court of Australia Bill 2012 and the Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012. (The Bills can be accessed here). The Bills are the culmination of a series of attempts by the Commonwealth to create a new institution […]
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Former Adelaide Law student win 2012 South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Awards
Adelaide Law School congratulates two of its graduates who have won a 2012 South Australian Telstra Business Women’s Award. Sandy Pitcher, Department of the Premier and Cabinet (SA), Adelaide has won the ‘White Pages® Community & Government Award’ and Serina Pace, Pace Lawyers, Adelaide, has won the ‘Commonwealth Bank Business Owner Award’. More information about […]
Café Scientifique: Xenotransplantation – the solution to our organ shortage?
On Wednesday 10 October 2012, Adelaide Law School Senior Lecturer Dr Bernadette Richards spoke at ‘The Science Exchange’ at RiAus on the topic of Xenotransplantation, along with panelists Dr Toby Coates from the Royal Adelaide Hospital and Professor Anthony D’Apice from St Vincent’s Hospital Melbourne. Xenotransplantation – taking organs from animals and transplanting them into […]
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Research Tuesdays: Modern Lawfare
Exploring the interpretation, application and weaponisation of law in modern armed conflict. Presented by Associate Professor Dale Stephens CSM Over the past 150 years there’s been an explosion of international treaties and law surrounding armed conflict that armies of military lawyers now navigate. While the law has undoubtedly played a major role in reducing the […]
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