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UPCOMING EVENT: Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives

The Public Law & Policy Research Unit is pleased to invite you to Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives The Colorado Judicial Ethics Advisory Board (JEAB) is an 11-member Board appointed by the Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court to offer ethical guidance to judges. Professor Hart will discuss the workings of this […]

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Could the Constitution protect farm water from coal seam gas?

In an article published on The Conversation, Adam Webster examines whether the Constitution provides any protection for farmers’ water rights impacted by coal seam gas extraction. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Case discussion: Kuczborski v Queensland

Members of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met this week to discuss the High Court’s recent decision in Kuczborski v Queensland [2014] HCA 46. PLPRU Member, Anna Olijnyk, provides an overview of the case and the key issues from the case discussion. This was a challenge, on Kable grounds, to Queensland’s suite of […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: AACL End of Year Update

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to invite you to Deck the Halls with Constitutional Law Are you up to date with the latest Constitutional law cases and issues? Has it been too many years since uni? Did you rely on the fact that we’d give you an […]

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Explainer: is Direct Action constitutionally valid?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines the constitutional validity of the Abbott government’s Emissions Reduction Fund. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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Adelaide Scholars Contribute to Inquiry into Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The PLPRU Submission (which is available from the Committee’s website) was authored by Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Rebecca LaForgia, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, […]

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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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Public Law and Policy Research Unit Seminar – Secrecy in Civil Law Proceedings

On Tuesday, 7 October, the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) was delighted to host Dr Lawrence McNamara, Deputy Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London. Dr McNamara is also a member of the advisory board of the PLPRU. Dr McNamara presented a seminar on the expansion of secrecy […]

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The Constitution and the Murray-Darling Basin

In an article published in the October edition of Law Society of South Australia’s Bulletin, Dr Adam Webster explains the way in which the Constitution has shaped water regulation in Australia. Adam also examines the recent decision of the Federal Court involving an unsuccessful constitutional challenge to the Water Act 2007 (Cth) – Lee v […]

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Submission on Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk and Professor John Williams have made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill.  The submission is restricted to the constitutional issues that are raised by the proposed legislation. […]

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