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Monthly Archives: May 2014

The Government as Litigant

The Productivity Commission is currently tasked with reviewing Australia’s civil justice system, focusing on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law. Part of this larger review is a review of the government’s obligation to act as a model litigant. Dr Gabrielle Appleby has recently considered reforms to the obligation in […]

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Adelaide Law School alumnus, Rowan Nicholson, granted Cambridge Scholarship

As a double degree graduate (BA (Hons) 2007, LLB (Hons) 2008), Rowan Nicholson has been able to combine his interests in politics and law into the field of public international law and has been awarded a prestigious Cambridge scholarship to further his study in this area. Rowan was one of seven applicants out of a […]

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Professor Andrew Stewart on Unpaid Internships: Experience or Exploitation?

Recently, Professor Andrew Stewart was invited to speak at an Interns Australia forum on the benefits and implications of unpaid internships in the Australian workplace. Click here to watch the video and for more information on this pertinent topic. Alternatively, click here for a summary of the report by Professor Stewart and Professor Rosemary Owens.

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UPCOMING EVENT: Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (AACL) is proud to host  Election Bonanza – An exploration of recent electoral issues This seminar will bring you tales from the many electoral issues raised in the past 12 months. Our speakers will present on four compelling topics. Damian O’Leary will speak on […]

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Can the Senate block the budget?

Since the Treasurer’s budget speech there has been much talk about Labor and the minor parties ‘blocking the budget’. This article explains the constitutional requirements behind the budget process and the likelihood of the budget being blocked in the Senate. This is an article by Adelaide Law School’s Adam Webster, originally published in The Conversation. […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: A Well-Founded Fear? Australian Refugee Law Update

Dr Matthew Stubbs, Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of South Australia invites you to attend: A Well-Founded Fear? Australian Refugee Law Update A Discussion Panel Seminar on Refugee Rights and Changes to Refugee Laws This seminar will address issues concerning refugee rights and changes in the global context. The speakers […]

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Anne Sheehan: The International Court of Justice in relation to Australia’s Anti-Whaling Litigation Presentation

The Adelaide Law School would like to invite you to join us to hear Anne Sheehan speak about her experience before the International Court of Justice in relation to Australia’s Anti-Whaling Litigation. Event Details Date:    Tuesday 20 May 2014 Time:    5pm – 6pm Venue:    LG Napier Lecture Theatre 29 Biography: Anne Sheehan Anne Sheehan is […]

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Adelaide Law School Reception held in Canberra

Over 30 alumni and friends joined Professor John Williams and The Honorable Margaret Nyland AM (LLB 1964) on Tuesday 6th May School at a Reception in Canberra. While Professor Williams completes his Harold White Fellowship at the National Library of Australia it was fitting that he host a School reception to meet and inform of […]

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New Approaches to Preventing IHL Violations Panel Discussion

From virtual training tools to International Humanitarian Law (IHL), join the Australian Red Cross, ICRC and the University of Adelaide for this timely panel discussion exploring the roots of behaviour in war and innovations in the promotion of IHL. Co-hosted by the Australian Red Cross, the University of Adelaide and the ICRC Featuring a panel […]

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Arid Recovey Reserve Law Field Trip – Day Four

Written by Hannah Bubb and Eliza Harvey On day four we were awoken by our first (and only) morning rainfall. Tales of Environ Camp 2011’s muddy dash from the property in torrential downpours ringing in our ears, we packed as quickly as possible and were on the road by 8am. Fortunately, the showers were light […]

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