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The Australian Constitution established a system of government for Australia that has remained largely unchanged since the beginning of the 20th century. However, the identity of the Australian community, the operation of its government and the functioning of its legal system have experienced dramatic changes since that time.

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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Temporary Migrant Labour and Unpaid Work in Australia

Associate Professor Joanna Howe , Professor Andrew Stewart and Emirata Professor Rosemary Owens have recently published a timely article in the Sydney Law Review exploring the issue of unpaid work performed by temporary migrants. Abstract: Increasing attention is being given to the exploitation of temporary migrant workers in Australia, especially in relation to wage underpayments and ‘cashback scams’ […]

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International Humanitarian Law in Action – from Ligertwood to Mosul

There are multiple ways that an Adelaide Law School degree can lead you to pathways you could not fathom when in the Law School. An Adelaide Law School graduate Priya Pavri (and former President of the AULSS) has spent the last 9 months in war torn Iraq dealing with the humanitarian crisis over there.  She […]

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