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Monthly Archives: December 2016

PLPRU makes a submission on Racial Discrimination Act ss 18C, 18D

PLPRU members the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, Associate Professor Laura Grenfell, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, Professor Emerita Rosemary Owens AO and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, have written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The Joint Committee has been asked by the Attorney-General to report […]

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Public Lecture: Law as a Weapon

On 12 December 2016, Adelaide Law School’s Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics was pleased to host a public lecture by Mr Ryder McKeown, a visiting Canadian scholar.  His talk on Legalpolitik: legalised realism and a theory of international lawpower explored how international law is used as a form of power in its own […]

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Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Obligations in War and Peace Conference

On 7 and 8 December 2016, Adelaide Law School’s Research Unit on Military Law and Ethics co-hosted a conference with Australian Red Cross on Protecting Cultural Property in Armed Conflict: Obligations in War and Peace.  The conference attracted over 90 participants, many coming from Australia and overseas. Associate Professor Suzanne Le Mire, Dean, Adelaide Law […]

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Law Reform Institute’s recommendations enacted into law

On 15 December 2016, three important Acts that enhance the rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, trans, intersex and queer (LGBTIQ) South Australians received Royal Assent after passing the South Australian Parliament. These laws implement some of the key recommendations made by the South Australian Law Reform Institute as part of its major reference to review […]

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South Australian Law Reform Institute – 2016 overview: a fruitful year

As 2016 draws to a close, the South Australian Law Reform Institute can reflect on an extremely busy, but fruitful, year. With the completion of a number of significant reports and the passage of legislation that implemented many of its recommendations, the Institute is pleased with the contribution it is making to the law and […]

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Some new jurisdiction for SACAT just in time for Christmas

Two years ago the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014 (SA) was assented to on 11th December 2014. The Act granted a range of jurisdictions to the new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Parts 6 and 7 of the 2014 Act remained unproclaimed and came into operation on 11th December 2016 by force of  […]

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What is Block Chain? Workshop and Networking Event

The blockchain is the glue that is going to drive a productivity revolution across the globe on par with what Henry Ford did with the automobile… [it] is the most important innovation in fundamental architecture since the tubes of the internet were first developed.” (Australian Financial Review, 14 December 2015). University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Block […]

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Symposium-Business Rescue Law Reform in Australia and EU-16 March, Adelaide

ROCIT, in conjunction with the University’s EU Centre for Global Affairs, is hosting a one-day symposium at the National Wine Centre on Thursday 16th March 2017, preceding INSOL Sydney, bringing together local, interstate and international speakers to discuss and compare the current initiatives for reform of our rescue laws both here and in the EU. […]

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South Australian Law Reform Institute 2016 Overview: A Fruitful Year

As 2016 draws to a close, the South Australian Law Reform Institute can reflect on an extremely busy but fruitful year. With the completion of a number of significant reports and the passage of legislation that implemented many of its recommendations, the Institute is pleased with the contribution it is making to the law and […]

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Message from the Dean of Law

As the end of 2016 draws near, the Law School has finalised results for our students and is now looking to 2017. It has been a busy year. As part of our teaching programs, we have shepherded our students through another full year of academic endeavor. In our clinics we have assisted over 150 people […]

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