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Monthly Archives: June 2014

The High Court ends backdoor law making (for now)

In this post Drs Gabrielle Appleby and Joanna Howe explain the importance of two recent High Court decisions – Plaintiff M150/2003 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection – dealing with the government’s use of delegated legislative provisions in an attempt to reinstate Temporary Protection […]

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Chaplains in Schools: The Constitutional Showdown Continues

In this blog post Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Mr Adam Webster explain the constitutional defiance that has characterised the federal government’s pursuit of the National School Chaplaincy Program even where its foundations have appeared highly dubious from a constitutional standpoint (leaving to one side the policy behind the program). This constitutional defiance looks set to […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Compulsory Voting

The University of Adelaide Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre and the Public Law and Policy Research Unit invite you to attend the following event: Compulsory Voting ‘Compulsory Voting for First Time Voters in Britain’ – Professor Sarah Birch ‘Compulsory Voting: Hazards and Benefits’ – Professor Lisa Hill Professor Sarah Birch (University of Glasgow) and Professor Lisa […]

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Adelaide Law School Inaugural Ethics, Law and Society Lecture

There is now more health research and sources of health information than ever, and survey research tells us that the public has a strong interest in both health science and information about healthy living. Despite this reality, there remains deep confusion regarding the individual and population actions that can maintain and improve our health, such […]

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Eight Adelaide law students secure prestigious internships with native title and indigenous affairs organisations

Reflecting a high level of interest as well as community engagement among our students, Adelaide students have been incredibly successful in gaining prestigious and competitive native title internship placements. Eight Adelaide law students and graduates are to gain first-hand experience in the field of native title and indigenous affairs this winter through the Aurora Project. […]

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Lawyers for victims of crime won’t guarantee better results

In this post Adelaide Law School’s Kellie Toole examines the issue of legal representation for victims of crime. This article was originally published on The Conversation.   The South Australian Commissioner for Victims’ Rights, Michael O’Connell, recently called for victims of crime to have their own lawyers at the time that criminal defendants are sentenced. […]

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Inaugural Ethics, Law and Society Lecture: ‘Health Myths and the Forces that Twist’

On Wednesday 9 July, the Adelaide Law School will host Professor Tim Caulfield from the University of Alberta, Canada, who will speak on ‘Health Myths and the Forces that Twist’. There is now more health research and sources of health information than ever, and survey research tells us that the public has a strong interest […]

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Commonwealth left scrambling by school chaplaincy decision

In this post Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby explains the High Court’s decision in Williams v Commonwealth [2014] HCA 23 (19 June 2014) and the need for an immediate response from the Commonwealth. This article was originally published on The Conversation. The High Court has again put the future of the federal government’s school chaplaincy […]

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Congratulations to Cathryn Somerville – Awarded the inaugural Duncan Basheer Hannon Scholarship

Adelaide Law School would like to congratulate Cathryn Somerville, who has been awarded the inaugural Duncan Basheer Hannon Scholarship. This scholarship has been established to benefit a student who is in their second year of their Bachelor of Laws Program. Adelaide Law School would like to thank Duncan Basheer Hannon for their continued generous support […]

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Congratulations to Associate Professor Dale Stephens being awarded his Doctor of Juridical Science Degree (SJD) by Harvard Law School

Adeladie Law School would like to congratulate Associate Professor Dale Stephens being awarded his Doctor of Juridical Science Degree (SJD) by Harvard Law School. The SJD is Harvard’s most advanced law degree and has been offered as part of the Law program for over 100 years. His dissertation topic was ‘Lawfare or Law Fair? The […]

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