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Monthly Archives: September 2014

Submission on Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk and Professor John Williams have made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill.  The submission is restricted to the constitutional issues that are raised by the proposed legislation. […]

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Temporary protection visas skew asylum debate

In an opinion piece published today in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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457 visa reformers should remember our shady skilled migration history

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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What’s the case for a federal ICAC?

In an article published on The Drum, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the case for a federal ICAC. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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Engaging Students in Large Public Law Lectures

PLPRU member Dr Matthew Stubbs has recently published a review of his use of mobile phone voting to engage students in large lectures for his first-year course Principles of Public Law. The abstract of the paper is: This article reports on an action-research project designed to investigate the effect of a technological intervention on the […]

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The Constitutional Validity of State Chief Justices Acting as Governor

On 1 September 2014, His Excellency Hieu Van Le AO was sworn in as the 35th Governor of South Australia. The new Governor had previously served as Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia since 2007. In anticipation of his Excellency’s swearing in, Professor Brenda Wilson was sworn in as Lieutenant-Governor of South Australia on 15 August 2014. […]

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Submission to House of Lords Review of the Office of Lord Chancellor

The UK House of Lords Constitution Committee is currently conducting a review of the Office of the Lord Chancellor. In 2003, this ancient officer, who traditionally spanned across the judicial, executive and legislative branches of government, was substantially reformed as part of wider constitutional reforms. Today, the Lord Chancellor is no longer head of the […]

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Australia’s war powers and the role of parliament

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines Australia’s war powers and the role of parliament. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.

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