TAG: Gabrielle Appleby
The Government as Litigant
The Productivity Commission is currently tasked with reviewing Australia’s civil justice system, focusing on constraining costs and promoting access to justice and equality before the law. Part of this larger review is a review of the government’s obligation to act as a model litigant. Dr Gabrielle Appleby has recently considered reforms to the obligation in […]
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Congratulations to Gabrielle Appleby – thesis accepted for Doctorate
Adelaide Law School wishes to congratulate Gabrielle Appleby, Senior Lecturer, in having her thesis accepted for a Doctorate. The examiners noted that her research was ‘exceptional’ and made an ‘original contribution to a manifestly under-researched area of public law ’. Gabrielle’s thesis introduces the Solicitor-General as an important actor in the modern Australian constitutional order. […]
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CPD – Government Lawyers and the Public Interest: Still Relevant Today?
What is the relationship between the public interest and government lawyers? On one level, the concept pervades the very existence of government lawyers: advising and assisting government understand the limits of its powers is a function conducted in the public interest. But beyond providing one explanation for the existence of government lawyers, should the public […]
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The High Court school chaplains case and what it means for Commonwealth funding
On 20 June 2012, the High Court struck down the National School Chaplaincy Program. The Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby published the following piece on The Conversation. Today, the High Court of Australia dramatically altered the previously understood scope of the Commonwealth’s power to spend money and enter into contracts. This decision has immediate repercussions […]
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South Australia finally moves to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption
Earlier this month (May 2012), the South Australian Weatherill Labor Government introduced a Bill to establish an Independent Commissioner Against Corruption. This is a move that had been opposed by the Rann Government for years. Gabrielle Appleby explores the change in policy, before looking to the Bill itself. She focuses on the extent to which […]
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University of Adelaide Academics defend constitutionality of same-sex marriage before the Senate
On Friday, 4 May 2012, Professor John Williams and Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School appeared before the Senate’s Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee to give evidence in support of the submission made by a number of University of Adelaide scholars. The full submission, and a brief overview of it, is available here. On […]
The States and the MRRT: Putting Short-term Politics before Long-term Strategy?
So Fortescue Metals is threatening a constitutional challenge against the Mineral Resource Rent Tax, passed by the Parliament in late March. This is unsurprising: Andrew Forrest has been vocally opposed to the deal negotiated between Prime Minister Gillard and the big mining companies from its inception. And why shouldn’t it? Fortescue Metals has nothing to […]
The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives
The recent Cambridge University Press publication, The Future of Australian Federalism: Comparative and Interdisciplinary Perspectives, showcases the work of two of the University of Adelaide Law School’s public law scholars. Gabrielle Appleby is a co-editor of the volume, with Professor Nicholas Aroney (University of Queensland) and Thomas John (Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department). Gabrielle co-authored a chapter, […]
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