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Monthly Archives: January 2015

Compulsory voting, much like democracy, beats the alternatives

In an article published on The Conversation, Professor Lisa Hill explains why compulsory voting beats the alternatives, such as switching to a voluntary system. Click here to read Lisa’s article.

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Explainer: how are Australia’s ‘knights and dames’ appointed?

In an article published on The Conversation, Professor John Williams and Dr Adam Webster explain how Australia’s knighthoods and damehoods are awarded. Click here to read the article.

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Loophole means there is no cap on Australian knights and dames for foreign appointments

Professor John Williams and Dr Adam Webster explain to The Advertiser the ‘loophole’ that allows for unlimited appointments of foreign knights and dames. Click here to read the article in The Advertiser.  

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UPCOMING EVENT: Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives

The Public Law & Policy Research Unit is pleased to invite you to Ethical Advice for Judges: American and Australian Perspectives The Colorado Judicial Ethics Advisory Board (JEAB) is an 11-member Board appointed by the Justices of the Colorado Supreme Court to offer ethical guidance to judges. Professor Hart will discuss the workings of this […]

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Could the Constitution protect farm water from coal seam gas?

In an article published on The Conversation, Adam Webster examines whether the Constitution provides any protection for farmers’ water rights impacted by coal seam gas extraction. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Don’t expect ‘world first’ impact statement to transform sentencing

In an article published on The Conversation, Kellie Toole and Adam Webster examine South Australia’s ‘world first’ community impact statements. Click here to read Kellie and Adam’s post

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