The Attorney and his Advisers: A Cautionary Tale
Queensland’s Solicitor-General has resigned and now taken aim at the conduct of his Attorney-General. In this post, Dr Gabrielle Appleby considers the longer-term consequences of the Attorney-General’s actions over the last few weeks. This piece was originally published in The Conversation. Queensland solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff QC resigned last week. He has now revealed his outrage […]
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Book Release: Public Sentinels (Ashgate Publishing, 2014)
In February 2014 Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General was published by Ashgate Publishing. Public Sentinels is a collection of essays compiled and edited by Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Professor John Williams of the University of Adelaide Law School and Professor Patrick Keyzer of Bond University. Public Sentinels brings together scholarship about top […]
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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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If the Judiciary shouldn’t, who should advise the Governor-General?
This week, further information was revealed on the role of Sir Anthony Mason in advising the Governor-General, Sir John Kerr, in the events leading up to Prime Minister Gough Whitlam’s dismissal in 1975. The revelations raise renewed interest in the propriety of the Judiciary advising the Governor-General in times of constitutional crisis. Gabrielle Appleby considers […]
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