Monthly Archives: March 2015
Workers, Small Business and Taxpayers Disadvantaged by Workers’ Compensation Plan, New Research Warns
Research by Adelaide Law School’s Dr Joanna Howe has recommended that the Federal Parliament reject legislation reforming Australia’s workers’ compensation system, warning that the current bill fails the public interest test and risks adversely impacting on workers, small and medium sized businesses, and taxpayers. The McKell Institute report, “Unsafe and Unfair: A Critique of the […]
‘Citizenship and the Constitution Roundtable’ in the House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee
On Friday 20 March, Associate Professor Alex Reilly attended a roundtable discussion on Citizenship and the Constitution in the Commonwealth House of Representatives Social Policy and Legal Affairs Committee. Alex joined other academic experts and community leaders to discuss with the Committee the legal and constitutional dimensions of citizenship, the changing nature of membership in […]
Dr Joanna Howe from the Adelaide Law School has advocated for the establishment of an Australian expert commission to improve the functioning of the 457 visa program. She advanced this proposal in a 2014 submission to the 457 visa independent review. This was adopted in the review’s final report as one of its two core […]
Adelaide Law School Academics Address Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for ATSI Peoples
On Friday 13 March, Professor John Williams (Dean, Adelaide Law School) and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs (PLPRU) gave evidence before the Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Expanding on PLPRU’s submission to the Committee, their evidence to committee members Ken Wyatt AM MP (Chair) and Senator […]
In an article published on The Conversation, PLPRU director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly examines whether Australia’s immigration system would work in Britain. Click here to read Alex’s article.
Members of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met on 24 February 2015 to discuss the High Court’s decision in CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 1. Anna Olijnyk provides the following overview of the discussion. The facts The facts of the case attracted much media attention last year. In […]
In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Peter Burdon argues that the South Australian Royal Commission in to the nuclear industry is meant to sideline opponents. Click here to read Peter’s article.