Monthly Archives: April 2013
The Commonwealth Moves to Protect Whistleblowers. Or does it?
On 21 March 2013, the Commonwealth government introduced a Bill to broaden the legislative protection of whistleblowers at the Commonwealth level. Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Anna Olijnyk have made a submission on the Bill to a Senate Inquiry and explain their concerns with the legislation, below. In Australia, integrity and accountability of […]
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Adelaide and Flinders Law Schools Debate at Finlaysons on Cyber war
On 21 May at 5.30pm, as part of Law Week, an Adelaide University Law School team comprising Sarah Grant and Raffaele Piccolo (supported by Meaghan Kostecki) will debate a team from Flinders University Law School in the Finlaysons Boardroom (Level 12, 81 Flinders street) on the question of whether the existing rules of International Humanitarian […]
COAG: failing, overburdened and dysfunctional, but the best we have
Is COAG a failing, overburdened, dysfunctional farce? Adelaide Law School PhD Candidate Mark Bruerton explores its purpose and operation in our federation. Last Friday, we witnessed the regular pilgrimage of state and territory leaders to meet with the Prime Minister in the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). This ritual, despite being one which has been […]
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Next CPD Event – Rectification of Contracts
Rectification is a court order correcting a mistake in a written contract or other legal document. The precise circumstances in which this important remedy will be granted have long been subject to debate. In this seminar Professor Michael Furmston, one of the world’s leading experts on contract and commercial law, will review some major and […]
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Changing the legal definition of sex
Two inter-related federal law reform proposals extending legal protection and recognition to intersex people are currently being considered: the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 and draft Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Gender. The Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill will amend the existing federal prohibitions against sex discrimination […]
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‘Reforms target lawyers behaving badly’ – Dr Suzanne LeMire interviewed on ‘Radio National’
Adelaide Law School Academic Dr Suzanne LeMire recently appeared on Radio National regarding proposed changes to the Legal Practitioners Act. Changes are proposed to encompass the conduct of lawyers in the course of their professional duties as well as behaviour that occurs outside of their work. While some of the proposals are being welcomed by […]
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What makes law ‘public’?
Convenor of the Public Law Research Community at the Adelaide Law School, Dr Gabrielle Appleby attempts to answer the question of what makes law ‘public’? As the convener of the Public Law Research Community I have often been asked what is ‘public law’. My response is that I have always thought of public law broadly, […]
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Professor Andrew Stewart story in March edition of Law Society of South Australia’s ‘Bulletin’
An article about Adelaide Law Professor Andrew Stewart’s other career as a musician appears in the March issue of the ‘Bulletin Volume 35 – Issue 2’ which is produced by the The Law Society of South Australia. The article is written by David Barnfield and is published on this blog courtesy of the Law Society […]
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Interstate Water Rights in the United States
Adam Webster is a PhD student at the Adelaide Law School and a 2012 Fulbright South Australia Scholar. He shares his experiences as a visiting scholar in the United States at the University of Colorado and the University of Arizona. I am a PhD candidate at the Adelaide Law School and was one of two […]
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The Flip Side of Double Jeopardy – Australian First for Prisoners’ Right to Appeal
Many of the Australian States have addressed the circumstance of when a defendant is found not guilty but evidence re-analysed years later implicates them in a rape or murder by allowing the State to retry the defendant. However, in an Australian first, South Australia has recently passed legislation that brings a similar right to convicted […]
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