Monthly Archives: February 2013
Professor John Williams, Dean of the Adelaide Law School, and Associate Professor Paul Babie, Associate Dean of Law (Research), will visit Canada from 11-21 March, and will be at the following university campuses: March 11th – McGill University in the Leacock Building Lobby from 10am-2pm March 12th – University of Guelph in the Student Centre […]
The constitutional recognition of local government in Australia has been on the political agenda for decades. Dr Gabrielle Appleby explores the latest proposals on this subject. In January this year, a joint parliamentary committee made a recommendation in a preliminary report that the ability of the Commonwealth to grant financial assistance to local government be constitutionally […]
The Liberal Party’s Vision for 2030: Can it Be Achieved without Northern Australia becoming a Guest-Worker Ghetto?
In early February the Liberal Party released a discussion paper ‘Vision 2030’ floating the idea of tax incentives to lure workers to northern Australia. In this blog post Dr Joanna Howe investigates the migration and labour law challenges associated with this proposal. Whilst the Liberal Party discussion paper primarily canvasses the idea of tax incentives […]
On 14 February academics from 15 law schools around Australia gathered in Adelaide to attend a workshop on maximising students’ law school experience. The workshop was an important step in an ongoing project being conducted by a group of academics from Adelaide Law School. Anne Hewitt, a member of the project team, has explained the […]
Dr Vanja-Ivan Savic, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia, will present ‘What to Expect from Laws in Complex Religious and Ethnic Societies?: Insight into Bosnia and Lebanon‘ on 18 February at 1pm in Room 110.
Within the city of Adelaide, state and local government authorities have recently removed, or plans to remove, some of the city’s more iconic trees. The Adelaide Law School’s Paul Leadbeter considers the relaxation of South Australia’s urban tree removal controls that have facilitated these removals. Media reports indicate some recent controversies have arisen in the […]
University of Adelaide legal experts say the use of unpaid internships and work experience in Australia could in some cases be seen as a form of exploitation, and might result in legal action against employers. That’s one of the key findings of a major report into unpaid work experience – commissioned by the Fair Work […]
On Thursday 31 January 2013, the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) released its first Final Report: Modernisation of South Australian Evidence Law to Deal with New Technologies at an official launch held at the University of Adelaide. The launch was hosted by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Warren Bebbington and was attended by Mr John […]
Late last year, the International Study Tour students met alumni living and working in The Hague at a special dinner organised for the Study Tour. The alumni were able to share stories of their experiences to our current students. The students found the experience invaluable in their understanding of International Law. Photo: Alumni with the […]
Presenters: Steven Thomas and Associate Professor Christopher Symes There is a lot of corporate law in Australia, over 2300 provisions in the major Act alone, and volumes of case law that expand vastly each year. Decisions on directors’ duties, insolvent trading and company service are received each year and the changes they make to the […]