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International Law and Conflict at Sea Conference – Newport, RI, USA.

RUMLAE Director, Prof Dale Stephens recently participated in the 2nd Annual Alexander Cushing International Law Conference, held at the Stockton Center for International Law, US Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island, USA. The Conference was jointly sponsored by the US Naval War College, the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force and The Fletcher School of […]

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Law reforms propose clearer access to surrogacy

Reforms proposed to South Australian surrogacy laws recommend an updated and improved non-commercial system of domestic surrogacy to protect the interests of all parties, especially those of the surrogate child. A legislative framework – review of Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA) In a report delivered today to the Attorney-General, the South […]

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Adelaide Excellence at the AMPLA conference

Professor Christopher Symes’ paper in a recent issue of the Australian Resources and Energy Law Journal (ARELJ) discusses the provisions in the Corporations Act that enable disclaimer by liquidators of companies, the policy issues that surround both disclaimer and statutory priorities for claimants in insolvency and how these conflict with environmental law and practice. The […]

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Discussing Insurance and Automated Vehicles

  The recent Motor Accident Injury Insurance and Automated Vehicles Discussion Paper released in October 2018 by the National Transport Commission (‘NTC’) examines the current state of motor accident injury insurance in Australia and how this may be affected by vehicles with automated driving systems. The Discussion paper calls for feedback which will be considered […]

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Free speech in a digital world

On Friday 21st September, RUMLAE member Dr Colette Langos (University of Adelaide Law School) and co-presenter Associate Professor Wanda Cassidy (Centre for Education, Law and Society, Simon Fraser University) gave a plenary presentation at the National Law-Related Conference – Free Speech Today, American Bar Association (Division for Public Health) held in Chicago, United States. The […]

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Research, Oceans and Sustainability

Frontiers in Ocean Sustainability – Co-designing Research and Solutions On 19-22 September, Dr Nengye Liu was invited by Germany’s Future Ocean Cluster of Excellence to present at International Conference “Frontiers in Ocean Sustainability – Co-designing Research and Solution” in Halifax, Canada. The Conference was jointly organised by Future Ocean and Dalhousie University’s Ocean Frontiers Institutes – […]

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Commercialisation of Space

RUMLAE Members Prof Melissa de Zwart, Dr Stacey Henderson and Joel Lisk recently attended the Australian Space Research Conference in Surfers Paradise.  Prof de Zwart presented a key note address on the commercialisation of space, highlighting the delicate balance between domestic legislation, intellectual property protection, and motivating innovation in the space industry.  Dr Henderson presented […]

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Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner speaks to Law Reform class

The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner (and Adelaide University Law Alumni), Alastair McEwin returned to the Adelaide Law School on 12-13 September, some 25 years after graduation, to speak at a topical public event with Professor Melissa De Zwart, ‘Back to the Future: Technology and People with Disability‘ and to speak to the Law School’s Law Reform […]

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Translating the Law

The reach of our research extends beyond our borders and is now being translated into other languages. In 2014 Dr Alex Wawryk  wrote a chapter on International Energy Law, for a book edited by colleagues, Paul Leadbeter and Prof Paul Babie. This chapter will soon be translated into Chinese. There has also been interest in […]

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RUMLAE talks Strategic Command

RUMLAE Participates in STRATCOM Conference   RUMLAE Directors Professors Dale Stephens and Melissa de Zwart have recently returned from Omaha, Nebraska where they participated in the Annual U.S. Strategic Command Advanced Operations Law Conference.  U.S. Strategic Command is responsible for U.S. Space, Nuclear and Cyber Defence and partners with the University of Nebraska – College of Law […]

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