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The Commonwealth Moves to Protect Whistleblowers. Or does it?

On 21 March 2013, the Commonwealth government introduced a Bill to broaden the legislative protection of whistleblowers at the Commonwealth level. Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Anna Olijnyk have made a submission on the Bill to a Senate Inquiry and explain their concerns with the legislation, below. In Australia, integrity and accountability of […]

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COAG: failing, overburdened and dysfunctional, but the best we have

Is COAG a failing, overburdened, dysfunctional farce? Adelaide Law School PhD Candidate Mark Bruerton explores its purpose and operation in our federation. Last Friday, we witnessed the regular pilgrimage of state and territory leaders to meet with the Prime Minister in the Council of Australian Governments (COAG). This ritual, despite being one which has been […]

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Changing the legal definition of sex

Two inter-related federal law reform proposals extending legal protection and recognition to intersex people are currently being considered: the Sex Discrimination Amendment (Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Intersex Status) Bill 2013 and draft Australian Government Guidelines on the Recognition of Gender. The Sex Discrimination Amendment Bill will amend the existing federal prohibitions against sex discrimination […]

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What makes law ‘public’?

Convenor of the Public Law Research Community at the Adelaide Law School, Dr Gabrielle Appleby attempts to answer the question of what makes law ‘public’? As the convener of the Public Law Research Community I have often been asked what is ‘public law’. My response is that I have always thought of public law broadly, […]

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Interstate Water Rights in the United States

Adam Webster is a PhD student at the Adelaide Law School and a 2012 Fulbright South Australia Scholar.  He shares his experiences as a visiting scholar in the United States at the University of Colorado and the University of Arizona. I am a PhD candidate at the Adelaide Law School and was one of two […]

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The Flip Side of Double Jeopardy – Australian First for Prisoners’ Right to Appeal

Many of the Australian States have addressed the circumstance of when a defendant is found not guilty but evidence re-analysed years later implicates them in a rape or murder by allowing the State to retry the defendant. However, in an Australian first, South Australia has recently passed legislation that brings a similar right to convicted […]

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