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Public Law & Policy Research Unit Launch and Showcase

The launch of the University of Adelaide’s Public Law & Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) will showcase the research of members of the Unit, and consider strategies to ensure our research has an impact in the formation of public law and policy. Leading public law scholars from around Australia will reflect on the nature of public […]

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What’s the case for a federal ICAC?

In an article published on The Drum, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the case for a federal ICAC. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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UPCOMING EVENT: The expansion of secrecy in civil proceedings: Reviewing the UK experience

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit invites you to attend the following event: The expansion of secrecy in civil proceedings: Reviewing the UK experience With the enactment of the Justice and Security Act 2013, the law in the United Kingdom now provides for closed material procedures and special advocates to be used in the […]

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Williams v Commonwealth (No 2): A discussion of the implications for federal spending and legislative power

Last week the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met to discuss the High Court’s decision in Williams v Commonwealth (No 2). PLPRU members Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Anna Olijnyk led a discussion of the different aspects of the decision, considering its consequences for federal spending and the breadth of the Commowealth Parliament’s corporations and […]

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FTZK v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection: Over-zealous judicial review?

In this post Anna Olijnyk examines the High Court’s recent decision in FTZK v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection.  The case involved judicial review of a migration decision made by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.  The High Court’s reasoning subjects the decision of an administrative tribunal to a level of scrutiny more commonly applied to […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: A Well-Founded Fear? Australian Refugee Law Update

Dr Matthew Stubbs, Chair of the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society of South Australia invites you to attend: A Well-Founded Fear? Australian Refugee Law Update A Discussion Panel Seminar on Refugee Rights and Changes to Refugee Laws This seminar will address issues concerning refugee rights and changes in the global context. The speakers […]

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The Ombudsman and Judicial Review: Necessary Evil?

Adelaide Law School student Jonathon Tsianikas recently completed a Public Law Internship with the South Australian Crown Solicitor’s Office. Here, he reflects on a recent South Australian judicial review decision that he was involved in during his time at the Office. If you disagreed with a government decision that affected you, you might have options to […]

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Apprehended bias and interlocutory judgments

In the current issue of the Sydney Law Review (Volume 35(4)), Anna Olijnyk examines the potential for interlocutory judgments to give rise to an appearance of bias which will disqualify a judge from hearing further matters. The following is the abstract of the article:  In 2011, the High Court handed down judgments in two cases […]

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Australian honours: recommendations and decisions made in strict confidence

Australia Day honours is now a well established tradition where Australia recognises those who have made an important contribution to our community. But we know little about the decision-making process, and the High Court has recently confirmed it will stay that way, explains Adelaide Law School’s Dr Judith Bannister. On Australia Day a new batch […]

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ICAC to Review and Update Whistleblower Protection

 Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and PhD candidate Anna Olijnyk recently made a submission to the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA).   This follows Gabrielle, Judith and Anna’s work on the new Commonwealth whistleblower legislation earlier this year. The submission commends the South […]

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