Category: Government & Citizenship
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.
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 […]
PLPRU members Stephen McDonald and Anna Olijnyk are presenting an upcoming seminar on ‘State Tribunals and Federal Jurisdiction’. The seminar will consider the constitutional issues that arise when State tribunals exercise judicial power in matters identified in ss 75 and 76 of the Constitution. The seminar is offered jointly by the Council of Australasian Tribunals, […]
The Australian Institute of Administrative Law, SA Chapter, presents a seminar on The Spectrum of Deference – how courts defer to decision makers in judicial review proceedings Presented by Holly Stanley (Edmund Barton Chambers) Wednesday, 6 September 2017 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Venue: Australian Government Solicitor, Barossa Room, Level 5 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide […]
On 21 July PLPRU made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017. Written by Professor Alex Reilly, the submission was endorsed by PLPRU members Paul Babie, Joe McIntyre, Steven McDonald, Matthew Stubbs and Kellie […]
The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) SA Chapter is presenting a free lunch time seminar by Professor A J Brown entitled: An integrity system still in the making? Lessons so far for South Australia from the Whistling While They Work 2 project Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1 pm to 2.00 pm Further details, and […]
PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]
Two academics from the University of Adelaide Law School, Associate Professor Joanna Howe and Professor Alex Reilly, have co-authored a new report examining labour supply challenges in the Australian vegetable industry. The report, ‘Sustainable Solutions: The Future of Labour Supply in the Australian Vegetable Industry’ was commissioned in 2016 by Horticulture Innovation Australia and was […]
Reforms to South Australian criminal law have been proposed in a new report on the issue of provocation. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, has now finalised stage 1 of a two-stage report into provocation. The current law in South Australia allows the partial defence of provocation, which […]
In a landmark case now before the High Court, former Australian Greens leader Bob Brown and fellow forestry protester Jessica Hoyt are arguing that Tasmania’s anti-protest laws unconstitutionally restrict freedom of speech. PLPRU member Associate Professor Peter Burdon, and Associate Professor Mary Heath from Flinders University, have published an article about the case in The […]
PLPRU member Dr Anna Olijnyk has published a post entitled Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power on AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog.