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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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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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Bargaining and Cooperation at work

Following their recent book on Cooperation at Work, Mark Bray, Johanna Macneil and Adelaide Law School’s Prof Andrew Stewart have written about the good faith bargaining obligations in the Fair Work Act 2009 and the extent to which they contribute to the pursuit of cooperation and mutual gains in the workplace. Entitled “Bargaining, Cooperation and […]

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Influencing Space Activities: Adelaide Law School leads the way

Prof Melissa de Zwart and Research Assistant Joel Lisk have influenced the development of regulation of space activities. Their work  has recently been heavily cited in a Senate Economics Committee report on the current Space Activities Amendment (Launches and Returns) Bill 2018. Currently before the Lower House of the Federal Parliament, the Bill aims to reform the […]

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Reviewing the brutality of Manus Island

Professor Alex Reilly opens his review of Boochani’s ‘unsparing look at the brutality of Manus Island’  with the following words: “It is a matter of wonder that Behrouz Boochani was able to write No Friend but the Mountains at all. He did so while in Manus prison, using text messages in Farsi on smuggled mobile phones. Egyptian […]

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Considering international law and nuclear non-proliferation

RUMLAE hosts Prof Jonathan Black-Branch to present on ‘The Effectiveness of International Law to Govern Nuclear Non-Proliferation’   RUMLAE was very pleased to host a recent visit by Professor Jonathan Black-Branch to Adelaide Law school to provide an address on The Effectiveness of International Law to Govern Nuclear Non-Proliferation.  Prof Jonathan Black-Branch is the Dean of the […]

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Can anyone own the moon?

A reader of The Conversation  recently asked the following question: “I have always wondered, in a distant future when humanity is able to settle permanently on a distant body (such as planet, moon or rocky body), are there any current legal frameworks that could be applied as a precedent for such individuals to “take ownership” of […]

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