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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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Abortion laws ready for reform

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the University of Adelaide has been requested by the South Australian Attorney-General to examine changes to the State’s abortion laws. “The South Australian Law Reform Institute welcomes the opportunity to undertake this most important reference, with a view to making abortion a regulated medical procedure […]

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SALRI Briefing for MPs on Surrogacy Report

  On 29 November 2018, the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) based at the Adelaide University Law School took part in an all party briefing at Parliament House for MPs on SALRI’s recent Report, ‘Surrogacy: A Legislative Framework: A review of Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA)’. Professor John Williams […]

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Beijing Visit to the Chinese National Police University

Dr David Plater, the Deputy Director of the South Australian Law Reform Institute based at the Adelaide University Law School visited the Chinese National Police University in Beijing from 18 to 24 November 2018. China is a civil law system and the Chinese National Police University in Beijing is the leading institution of its kind […]

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Release of SALRI Surrogacy Report and Draft Surrogacy Bill

The South Australian Law Reform Institute, based at the Adelaide University Law School, has completed its latest report, ‘Surrogacy: A Legislative Framework: A review of Part 2B of the Family Relationships Act 1975 (SA)’.  The Report has been presented to the Attorney-General, the Hon Vickie Chapman MP, and was publicly released on 15 November 2018. […]

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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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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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Relationships Register a leap forward for diverse families

Adelaide researchers have welcomed the official start of a new Relationships Register for South Australia, which now gives all couples in the State an equal chance to have their relationships recognised under law. Starting this week, the Relationships Register provides a new avenue for couples – regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity – to […]

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