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Monthly Archives: January 2014

Australian honours: recommendations and decisions made in strict confidence

Australia Day honours is now a well established tradition where Australia recognises those who have made an important contribution to our community. But we know little about the decision-making process, and the High Court has recently confirmed it will stay that way, explains Adelaide Law School’s Dr Judith Bannister. On Australia Day a new batch […]

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High Court: Same-sex and Polygamy in. Bestiality out.

In December last year, the High Court of Australia decided that the ACT’s Marriage Equality (Same Sex) Act 2013 was inoperative because it was inconsistent with the federal Marriage Act 1961 (Cth). Key to the Court’s decision was the acceptance by the Court that, if it so chose, the Commonwealth Parliament could make laws providing […]

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Grant Success – ARC Discovery Project Commencing 2014

In the last Commonwealth ARC grant rounds, Professor John Williams and Dr Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School, together with their colleague from the Australian National University, Associate Professor James Stellios, were awarded funding to undertake a project entitled ‘Law, Order and Federalism’. Below is a short outline of their research. Threats of criminal […]

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