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Major new research on the gig economy

Adelaide Law School’s Professor Andrew Stewart is a part of team of researchers behind a national survey of the “gig economy”, the first of its kind in Australia. Preliminary findings from the survey, which examines work performed through digital platforms such as Airtasker or Uber, have been released by the Victorian Government, which is conducting […]

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Dr Colette Langos presents in Canada on ‘Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions and the Role of Policy’

On Jun 2nd, Dr Colette Langos ( University of Adelaide Law School) together Dr Wanda Cassidy, Dr Margaret Jackson and Dr Chantal Faucher (Simon Fraser University), delivered a presentation at the 2019 Comparative International Education Society of Canada titled ‘Cyberbullying in Post-Secondary Institutions and the Role of Policy’. Findings from Australian and Canadian studies of […]

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ANZSIL IPSIG workshop held at Adelaide Law School

  On Friday, 31 May, the Research Unit on Military Law & Ethics (RUMLAE) and Adelaide Law School hosted the 2019 Australian & New Zealand Society of International Law (ANZSIL), International Peace & Security Interest Group annual workshop. The workshop brought together presenters from Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and the United Kingdom to […]

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Rewarding trip to Mount Gambier for SALRI and RUSSEL

On 15 April 2019, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) from Adelaide University visited Mt Gambier to speak to Mt Gambier legal practitioners about various topical law reform and research projects. Law reform extends beyond Adelaide and it is crucial to […]

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Partial defence of provocation in homicide to be abolished

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School welcomes the recent announcement by the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, that the State Government will introduce legislation abolishing the partial defence of provocation in homicide by the end of the year. The Attorney-General said that this measure will form […]

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SALRI’s Forfeiture Rule project – a productive day and further views welcome

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School held two consultation sessions with interested parties at the University of Adelaide on 5 April 2019 to discuss its present reference examining the forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide. The two roundtable sessions were chaired by the Hon Tom Gray QC and proved highly […]

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Effective and Co-Operative Law Reform in Smaller Jurisdictions

The challenges and opportunities of undertaking effective modern law reform common to smaller jurisdictions such as South Australia and Tasmania were the focus of a recent fruitful visit to the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute by Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, the Director and Deputy Director of the South […]

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SALRI to visit Mount Gambier for consultation on the forfeiture rule

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School is visiting Mt Gambier on 15 April 2019 to update the community about its work and to seek comments on its present reference into the forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide. Professor John Williams, SALRI’s Director, noted that SALRI is always keen […]

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Prof Alex Reilly consider how the government can balance security and compassion for asylum seekers

Today in The Conversation Prof Alex Reilly   challenges the politicisation of refugee policy since the Tampa crisis of 2001 and suggests a new way forward. Read the full article here.

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Abortion laws ready for reform

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide has been requested by the South Australian Attorney-General to examine changes to the State’s abortion laws. “The South Australian Law Reform Institute welcomes the opportunity to undertake this most important reference, with a view to making abortion a regulated medical procedure […]

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