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The Attorney and his Advisers: A Cautionary Tale

Queensland’s Solicitor-General has resigned and now taken aim at the conduct of his Attorney-General. In this post, Dr Gabrielle Appleby considers the longer-term consequences of the Attorney-General’s actions over the last few weeks. This piece was originally published in The Conversation. Queensland solicitor-general Walter Sofronoff QC resigned last week. He has now revealed his outrage […]

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Fair Crack of the Whip

Professor John Williams (Adelaide Law School) and Professor Clement MacIntyre (School of History and Politics) consider the wisdom of the ‘fairness’ provision in the South Australian electoral system. On 9 February 1991 nearly 77 percent of the South Australian electors voted in favour of an amendment to constitutionalise a ‘fairness’ provision in the electoral system. […]

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