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Monthly Archives: March 2013

Expert Panel Report on Asylum Seekers usurps policy deliberation

In this post, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly explains the most recent report from the Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee recommending the passing of the the Migration Amendment (Unauthorised Maritime Arrivals and Other Measures) Bill 2012 (UMA Bill). He argues that it confirms the Expert Panel Report on Asylum Seekers has usurped proper policy deliberation. In late February, […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: The President and Congress: Separation of Powers in the United States of America

The Adelaide Law School and the Australian Association of Constitutional Law are proud to host: The President and Congress: Separation of Powers in the United States of America Although the framers of Australia’s Constitution adopted many features of the United States Constitution, they rejected the separation of legislative and executive power in favor of responsible […]

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End of the Line for Police ‘Line-ups’ in South Australia?

A number of recent South Australian Bills  have proposed changes to evidence law that would allow idenitity evidence to be admitted to court when it has been obtained other than through a live line-up. Adelaide Law School’s Kellie Toole considers whether the proposed changes balance the imperatives of ensuring the defendant’s right to a fair trial and […]

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Think Design, Deliver and undertake to stick to it! Planning reform in South Australia

Paul Leadbeter has observed plenty of reviews of the state’s planning laws. This year, the Planning Minister announced another period of review in the area. In this post, Paul reflects on the importance of meaningful community consultation for the review’s success. One of the few benefits of growing old disgracefully is that if you hang […]

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