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Monthly Archives: December 2013

ICAC to Review and Update Whistleblower Protection

 Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and PhD candidate Anna Olijnyk recently made a submission to the South Australian Independent Commissioner Against Corruption’s review of the Whistleblowers Protection Act 1993 (SA).   This follows Gabrielle, Judith and Anna’s work on the new Commonwealth whistleblower legislation earlier this year. The submission commends the South […]

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Cuts to Environmental Defenders Office’s Represent the Latest Example of Environmental Barbarism

In this post, Adelaide Law School’s Dr Peter Burdon writes on the likely impact of Abbott Government’s latest moves against our environment in slashing funding to Environmental Defenders Offices. This piece first appeared on ABC Opinion. Many of us take for granted the privilege of living in an industrialised and stable first world country. As […]

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Assessing Australia’s Immigration Detention against Rule of Law Principles

Adelaide Law School’s Associate Professor Alexander Reilly with Justine Stefanelli of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law recently wrote a piece for Rights Now on immigration detention in Australia. Alex and Justine argue that rights talk is losing traction in relation to the treatment of people in immigration detention, and suggest that the […]

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Upcoming Event – White Man’s Law on Aboriginal Land: The Conflict of Legal Cultures on the South Australian and Prairie Canadian Frontiers

The Adelaide Law School is proud to host: White Man’s Law on Aboriginal Land: The Conflict of Legal Cultures on the South Australian and Prairie Canadian Frontiers   Presented by: Professor Louis Knafla   Dr Louis A Knafla is Professor Emeritus of History, University of Calgary, and specializes in early modern English and western Canadian […]

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The Role of Parliament in Constitutional Interpretation

In the forthcoming edition of the Melbourne University Law Review (Volume 37(2)) Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Adam Webster examine the role of Parliament in constitutional interpretation. The following is the abstract of the article: In Australia, the role of interpreting the Constitution is ultimately for the High Court, but some ‘space’ remains for its interpretation […]

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