In the most recent issue of the University of New South Wales Law Journal, PLPRU members Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds examine the role of parliamentary committees in rights protection. Laura and Sarah’s article: offers a snapshot of how Australian parliamentary committees scrutinise Bills for their rights-compliance in circumstances where the political stakes are high […]

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On 21 March 2018, more than 200 people came to PLPRU’s event, ‘Understanding the Uluru Statement from the Heart’. After a Welcome to Country from Uncle Lewis O’Brien AO and an introduction from PLPRU Director Alex Reilly, we heard from Tony McAvoy SC, Josie Crawshaw, Dwayne Coulthard, who explained the voice, treaty and truth aspects […]

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Alex Reilly and Joanna Howe with two co-investigators in Psychology and Social Health have secured a grant for $282,802 under the National Research Grants program in the Commonwealth Department of Social Services. The project is titled ‘Refugee women and work: pathways to employment for social inclusion and health and well-being’. The project focuses on employment […]

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The Public Law and Policy Research Unit invites you to a public lecture to explain the reform proposals in the Uluru Statement. The proposals were the product of extensive dialogues within Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities around the nation, and were presented to the Government in October 2017. The speakers for this event are: […]

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On 22 February, PLPRU co-hosted the 2018 Public Law in the Classroom Workshop at the University of New South Wales (in conjunction with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre). Public law teachers from around Australia as well as New Zealand and the UK gathered together to share insights, tips and challenges. The event was an outstanding […]

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PLPRU members Stephen McDonald and Anna Olijnyk are presenting an upcoming seminar on ‘State Tribunals and Federal Jurisdiction’. The seminar will consider the constitutional issues that arise when State tribunals exercise judicial power in matters identified in ss 75 and 76 of the Constitution. The seminar is offered jointly by the Council of Australasian Tribunals, […]

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The Australian Institute of Administrative Law, SA Chapter, presents a seminar on The Spectrum of Deference – how courts defer to decision makers in judicial review proceedings Presented by Holly Stanley (Edmund Barton Chambers) Wednesday, 6 September 2017 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Venue: Australian Government Solicitor, Barossa Room, Level 5 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide […]

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On 21 July PLPRU made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017. Written by Professor Alex Reilly, the submission was endorsed by PLPRU members Paul Babie, Joe McIntyre, Steven McDonald, Matthew Stubbs and Kellie […]

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The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) SA Chapter is presenting a free lunch time seminar by Professor A J Brown entitled: An integrity system still in the making? Lessons so far for South Australia from the Whistling While They Work 2 project Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1 pm to 2.00 pm Further details, and […]

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PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]

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