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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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A New Research Year – from outer space to Alexa

Looking for some February reading:      We have started the new research year off in style with  publications reflecting the breadth of our research interests. Our New Year publications include work from our Dean through to our PhD students and other scholars in between. See below for some excellent poolside reading in February: Melissa […]

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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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