Monthly Archives: February 2016
In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster (with Gabrielle Appleby of UNSW) explains how cycling law reform must balance the rights of cyclists with the rights of other road users. Click here to read Adam’s article.
Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada
Professor Amanda Nettlebeck (with co-authors Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster) has recently had a new book published by UBC Press – Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada. Fragile Settlements compares the processes by which colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in south-west Australia and […]
Adelaide University Sport has a new Scholarship for UofA Law Students. The Charlie Jessop Sport Scholarship, worth $2,000, is awarded on behalf of Charlie Jessop, an AU Sport life member who gave considerable contribution to the University of Adelaide, AU Sport & the Law. The scholarship is awarded to a UofA Law student, who not […]
South Australia should have a system that allows adults to change their registered sex or gender by a simple application to the Office of Births, Deaths and Marriages, according to law experts. The recommendation – including the need for safeguards to protect the integrity of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Register – is among the […]
RUMLAE joins Space Security Index Consortium with Adelaide Law School students working with US and Canadian counterparts.
Preparations are now well underway for the Adelaide Law School contribution to the Space Security Index 2016, a key document used by governments and policy makers worldwide in understanding the space domain. The Space Security Index is an annual assessment of space security, which seeks to provide a policy-neutral fact base of trends and developments […]
Swearing to tell the truth ‘so help me God’ while holding a copy of the Bible would become a thing of the past for witnesses in South Australia’s courts if the recommendations of a new report are adopted. The South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide University Law School, was asked by the […]
Dr Alex Wawryk speaks at International Workshop on National Laws and Policy for Offshore Wind Energy
Senior lecturer Dr Alex Wawryk of the Adelaide Law School was one of three international scholars invited to speak at the first International Workshop on National Laws and Policy for Offshore Wind Energy, held in Taipei, on 15 December 2015. Taiwan is currently considering the development of offshore wind energy facilities, and the Workshop gathered […]
The Personal Property Securities Act (PPSA) has been in operation since January 2012. Last year there was a statutory review (the Whittaker review) which has recommended significant changes, particularly to the Register. This session will highlight the likely reforms to be introduced this year, as well as focus on recent amendments and key case law […]
What changes to the existing land use planning system will be made by the new Planning, Development and Infrastructure Act? A Planning, Development and Infrastructure Bill is presently before the Upper House of the State Parliament following its passage through the Lower House in the last quarter of 2015. It is likely to be passed […]
2016: The Year of ‘Substantive’ Progress on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples?
On the AUSPUBLAW blog, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs examines whether 2016 will be the year of ‘substantive’ progress on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Click here to read Matthew’s post.