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Monthly Archives: October 2014

Water Wars and Water Laws

During National Water Week (19-25 October), Dr Adam Webster was interviewed on Radio Adelaide and was asked whether the days of fighting over the waters of the River Murray are finished. Will the Murray-Darling Basin Plan weather a storm of litigation? Click here to listen to Adam’s interview.

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Adelaide Scholars Contribute to Inquiry into Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The PLPRU Submission (which is available from the Committee’s website) was authored by Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Rebecca LaForgia, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, […]

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A Spotlight on Judicial Regulation in Australia

In the latest edition of Legal Ethics, Dr Suzanne Le Mire and PLPRU Deputy Director Dr Gabrielle Appleby have provided a comment on the current state of judicial regulation in Australia. While it might be seen as a progressive jurisdiction, Australia has struggled to match reforms of the regulation of judges in place in other […]

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Associate Professor Alexander Reilly’s book review of ‘The Price of Rights’ in Adelaide Law Review

In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) Director, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly, reviews Martin Ruhs’ book, The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labour Migration. Ruhs’ book continues his analysis of the ethics of labour migration programs and the difficulty that arises because of the need to weigh […]

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Dr Stubbs’ book review of ‘Sir Richard Hanson’ in Adelaide Law Review

In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) member, Dr Matthew Stubbs, reviews Greg Taylor’s biograph of Sir Richard Hanson. Sir Richard Hanson was South Australia’s fourth Premier, second Chief Justice and Acting Governor. Click here to read Matthew’s review of Sir Richard Hanson (Federation Press, 2013) in […]

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Public Law & Policy Research Unit Launch and Showcase

The launch of the University of Adelaide’s Public Law & Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) will showcase the research of members of the Unit, and consider strategies to ensure our research has an impact in the formation of public law and policy. Leading public law scholars from around Australia will reflect on the nature of public […]

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It’s not Fair!’: The Duty of Fairness and the Corporate Regulator

In the current edition of the Sydney Law Review, Dr Suzanne Le Mire examines the duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC). The following is an abstract of the article: The duty of fairness imposed on the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) was scrutinised in the decisions of the […]

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Are the days of fighting over the Murray finished?

Speaking on radio this week in the lead up to National Water Week (19-25 October 2014), Dr Adam Webster considered whether the days of fighting over the waters of the River Murray are over. For a copy of the University of Adelaide media release click here.

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Plaintiff S4-2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection

On 14 October 2014, PLPRU members Alex Reilly, Gabrielle Appleby, and Anna Olijnyk were joined by Mike Waite of the Crown Solicitors Office and Stephen McDonald of Hanson Chambers to discuss the recent High Court case, Plaintiff S4-2014 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2014]HCA 34. The case involved a challenge to the power […]

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Public Law and Policy Research Unit Seminar – Secrecy in Civil Law Proceedings

On Tuesday, 7 October, the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) was delighted to host Dr Lawrence McNamara, Deputy Director of the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London. Dr McNamara is also a member of the advisory board of the PLPRU. Dr McNamara presented a seminar on the expansion of secrecy […]

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