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South Australian Rules of Intestacy

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, has released a Report recommending reforms to the law of intestacy and related matters, and a Report on management of the affairs of missing persons as part of its major reference into succession law. The Reports can be found […]

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SALRI visits Berri and Mount Gambier to consult on South Australia’s family inheritance law

The South Australian Law Reform Institute is presently examining South Australia’s family inheritance law as part of its reference into succession law. The Institute is an independent non-partisan law reform body based at the Adelaide University Law School. As part of the consultation for its current examination of South Australia’s family inheritance law, the Institute visited […]

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When a final will and testament is not final

South Australians are being given their say on the state’s family inheritance laws as part of a major review aimed at bringing those laws into the 21st century. The review – being conducted by the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide – will address some issues with the current […]

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What is Block Chain? Workshop and Networking Event

The blockchain is the glue that is going to drive a productivity revolution across the globe on par with what Henry Ford did with the automobile… [it] is the most important innovation in fundamental architecture since the tubes of the internet were first developed.” (Australian Financial Review, 14 December 2015). University of Adelaide Interdisciplinary Block […]

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‘No South Australian should face discrimination’: Passage of Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Act 2016

The Statutes Amendment (Gender Identity and Equity) Act 2016 passed the South Australian Parliament with broad support and received Royal Assent on 4 August 2016. The Act will come into force at a later date. The Act amends various statutes ‘to remove discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex and queer South Australians’. The Act closely […]

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Better balance needed in State’s equal opportunity laws

Helping to protect students, patients and employees from unfair treatment due to their sexual orientation or gender identity is at the heart of a range of reforms proposed for South Australia’s equal opportunity laws. In the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, the Institute has […]

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Law reforms support recognition of diverse families

The establishment of a Relationships Register and equal legal recognition for non-heterosexual couples and their families are among the recommendations of the latest report from the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide. On 2 June 2016, the Institute released a report with 18 recommendations aimed at addressing discrimination against […]

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Law reform needed to protect privacy in a digital age

More than 40 years after they were first recommended for South Australia, the need for new laws to protect personal privacy has again been championed, this time in the digital age. The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the University of Adelaide, on 15 March 2016 handed over its Final Report to the […]

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‘Unsafe and Unfair’ – Dr Joanna Howe authors a new report examining the Federal Government’s workers’ compensation reforms

New research has recommended the Federal Parliament reject legislation reforming Australia’s workers’ compensation system, warning that the current bill fails the public interest test and risks adversely impacting on workers, small and medium sized businesses, and taxpayers. The McKell Institute report, “Unsafe and Unfair: A Critique of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Legislation Amendment Bill […]

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A New Direction for the 457 Visa influenced by Dr Joanna Howe’s research

The subclass 457 visa has been the subject of increasing controversy ever since it became a political issue in the lead up to the 2013 Federal election. There was widespread concern the 457 visa was being rorted by employers using temporary migrant workers in areas where no domestic skill shortage existed. Dr Joanna Howe from […]

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