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Rewarding trip to Mount Gambier for SALRI and RUSSEL

On 15 April 2019, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Ethics and the Law (RUSSEL) from Adelaide University visited Mt Gambier to speak to Mt Gambier legal practitioners about various topical law reform and research projects. Law reform extends beyond Adelaide and it is crucial to […]

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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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SALRI’s Forfeiture Rule project – a productive day and further views welcome

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School held two consultation sessions with interested parties at the University of Adelaide on 5 April 2019 to discuss its present reference examining the forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide. The two roundtable sessions were chaired by the Hon Tom Gray QC and proved highly […]

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Effective and Co-Operative Law Reform in Smaller Jurisdictions

The challenges and opportunities of undertaking effective modern law reform common to smaller jurisdictions such as South Australia and Tasmania were the focus of a recent fruitful 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 the South […]

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SALRI to visit Mount Gambier for consultation on the forfeiture rule

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide Law School is visiting Mt Gambier on 15 April 2019 to update the community about its work and to seek comments on its present reference into the forfeiture rule in unlawful homicide. Professor John Williams, SALRI’s Director, noted that SALRI is always keen […]

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Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner speaks to Law Reform class

The Commonwealth Disability Discrimination Commissioner (and Adelaide University Law Alumni), Alastair McEwin returned to the Adelaide Law School on 12-13 September, some 25 years after graduation, to speak at a topical public event with Professor Melissa De Zwart, ‘Back to the Future: Technology and People with Disability‘ and to speak to the Law School’s Law Reform […]

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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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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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Inheritance law reform balances family need vs greed

A report into South Australia’s family inheritance laws recommends changes that would help give greater emphasis to the wishes of a will-maker, and prevent greedy family members from making undeserving claims against their relative’s estate. The report, prepared by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the University of Adelaide, seeks to distinguish […]

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Inheritance law reform balances family need vs greed

A report into South Australia’s family inheritance laws recommends changes that would help give greater emphasis to the wishes of a will-maker, and prevent greedy family members from making undeserving claims against their relative’s estate. The report – by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the University of Adelaide – seeks to […]

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