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Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era

Two PLPRU members,  Professor Rosemary Owens  and Dr Joanna Howe, have edited and contributed chapters to a book published this month by Hart Publishing UK entitled: Temporary Labour Migration in the Global Era; The Regulatory Challenges. The essays in the collection examine the complex regulatory challenges arising from temporary labour migration and the extent to which […]

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Young people and the future of work

PLPRU member Professor Rosemary Owens  will be presenting the Phillipa Weeks Lecture in Labour Law at ANU College of Law (Canberra) on 12 October 2016. Her lecture is entitled: Young people and the future of work; the regulatory challenges of unpaid work at the intersection of education and work.  Professor Owens is currently undertaking an […]

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Sharing Water from Transboundary Rivers: Limits on State Power

In an article published in issue 44(1) of the Federal Law Review, Dr Adam Webster examines the the issue of whether states have a ‘right’ to a share in the water of rivers that flow through more than one state. The following is the abstract of the article: Disputes between States of Australia over the […]

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Executive Power under the Constitution: A Presidential and Parliamentary System Compared

In an article published in the University of Colorado Law Review, Dr Adam Webster (with Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, UNSW Law) compares the two systems of executive government under the US presidential system and the Australian parliamentary system. This article was presented at the 23rd Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference on Constitutional Law at […]

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Explainer: what is a ‘hung parliament’, and how will a government be formed?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster explains what is a ‘hung parliament’, and how will a government be formed? Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Submission to Australian Consumer Law Review

Earlier this year David Wright, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, made a submission to Treasury’s Australian Consumer Law Review. David’s submission focused on enforcement of consumer protection laws, both in terms of public and private enforcement. At the moment enforcement is almost exclusively undertaken by the ACCC, a public body. Although there is […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (in conjunction with the Refugee Advocacy Service of South Australia and Law Society of South Australia) invites you to attend the following event: Australian Refugee Policy and Offshore Detention Lecture Theatre 102, Napier Building The University of Adelaide SA 5005 Wednesday 22 June 5.30pm – 7.00pm Keynote Speaker: […]

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Election explainer: what does it mean that we’re having a double-dissolution election?

Malcolm Turnbull has made the journey to Government House at Yarralumla to ask the governor-general to dissolve both houses of parliament and hold a double-dissolution election. So, what is a double-dissolution election? How does it differ from an ordinary election? And why the rush after the budget? In an article published on The Conversation, Adam […]

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Cycling and the Law

In an article published in the UNSW Law Journal, Dr Adam Webster (with Associate Professor Gabrielle Appleby, UNSW Law School) examine the way in which law regulates cycling. Click here to for a copy of the article. Introduction There is a strong connection between those associated with the law and cycling. It is possible to […]

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FactCheck: does ASIC already have the powers of a royal commission and more?

Labor has promised to set up a Royal Commission into the banking sector if elected. The Government says this is unnecessary: ASIC already has the powers of a Royal Commission. In this article for The Conversation, Anna Olijnyk explains the differences between ASIC’s powers and those of a Royal Commission. Click here to read Anna’s […]

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