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Monthly Archives: February 2014

Apprehended bias and interlocutory judgments

In the current issue of the Sydney Law Review (Volume 35(4)), Anna Olijnyk examines the potential for interlocutory judgments to give rise to an appearance of bias which will disqualify a judge from hearing further matters. The following is the abstract of the article:  In 2011, the High Court handed down judgments in two cases […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Current human rights issues in South Australia

Australian Lawyers for Human Rights presents:   ‘Current human rights issues in South Australia’ by the Honourable Catherine Branson QC Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) is a network of Australian lawyers and law students active in practising and promoting awareness of international human rights. The South Australian branch of ALHR is holding its first […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory: The High Court Steps into the Marriage Debate

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law is pleased to present Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Adelaide Law School Stephen McDonald, Hanson Chambers speaking on Commonwealth v Australian Capital Territory The High Court steps into the marriage equality debate   In December 2013, the High Court decided that same-sex marriage legislation enacted by […]

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Can Crime Pay? Corby, the Australian Media and the Indonesian Authorities

In this blog post Adam Webster examines the applicability of the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 (Cth) and the Criminal Proceeds Confiscation Act 2002 (Qld) to Schapelle Corby should she be paid for a television interview while on parole in Indonesia. The post also contrasts the way in which the news of Corby’s release has […]

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Book Release: Public Sentinels (Ashgate Publishing, 2014)

In February 2014 Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General was published by Ashgate Publishing. Public Sentinels is a collection of essays compiled and edited by Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Professor John Williams of the University of Adelaide Law School and Professor Patrick Keyzer of Bond University. Public Sentinels brings together scholarship about top […]

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Time to Stop Protecting the Protectors of Child Sex Abusers

A Victorian parliamentary committee has recommended against the imposition of criminal penalties on people who protected child sex abusers in the past. Adelaide Law School’s Kellie Toole says this is an affront to both victims and the community. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse has just heard allegations that boys in […]

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