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Partial defence of provocation in homicide to be abolished

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School welcomes the recent announcement by the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, that the State Government will introduce legislation abolishing the partial defence of provocation in homicide by the end of the year. The Attorney-General said that this measure will form […]

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Reform to “gay panic defence” has wider legal implications

The use of provocation as an excuse in murder should have no place in SA criminal law, according to a report published by the South Australian Law Reform Institute. In the second of two reports, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide Law School, is recommending that the State […]

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Law reform institute to probe surrogacy laws

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) is seeking feedback from the community as part of its comprehensive review of the state’s surrogacy laws. The independent law reform body, which is based at the University of Adelaide Law School, had been asked to consider an appropriate regulatory framework for surrogacy arrangements in South Australia by […]

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Effective and Co-Operative Law Reform in Smaller Jurisdictions: SA Law Reform Visit to Tasmania

The challenges and opportunities of undertaking an effective modern law reform reference common to smaller jurisdictions such as South Australia and Tasmania was the theme of a recent productive visit to the University of Tasmania and the Tasmanian Law Reform Institute by Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, the Director and Deputy Director of […]

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CPD Seminar: An outdated charter for greed and entitlement? Reforming The Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972

The South Australian Law Reform Institute at Adelaide Law School, is examining the Inheritance (Family Provision) Act 1972, as part of its wider succession reference from the Government. This presentation discusses the reform work and in particular the development of family provision law, and the concerns expressed over its current role and operation. Has the […]

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South Australian Law Reform Institute Audit Report: Sex and Gender Identity Discrimination in Laws

The South Australian Law Reform Institute (‘the Institute’), housed in the Adelaide Law School and under the direction of Professor John Williams and Dr David Plater, has recently delivered a comprehensive Audit Report to the South Australian Government identifying those South Australian laws that discriminate on the grounds of, sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex […]

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