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Monthly Archives: September 2015

Low-cost labour or cultural exchange? Reforming the Working Holiday visa programme

In a recent article in the Economics and Labour Relations Review,  PLPRU Director, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, examines the Working Holiday visa programme in Australia. Click here to read the full article.  The following is an abstract of Alex’s article: The article considers the place of Working Holiday visas in Australia’s migration policy and socio-economic […]

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Women and Representation: Cross-Party Collaboration in the Australian Federal Parliament

In the forthcoming edition of Parliamentary Affairs, Adele Lausberg, PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics and International Studies, examines the issue of cross-party collaboration in the Australian federal parliament. The following is the abstract of the article: The Parliament of Australia has been host to a rare phenomenon of ‘cross-party collaboration’ (CPC), in which […]

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Don Dunstan Foundation Migration Update Conference

Last week PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, was a panelist at the annual Don Dunstan Foundation Migration Update Conference in Adelaide. Alex spoke at the final session on ‘The Way Ahead: Recommendations for policy integration in SA’ with Ms Vickie Chapman MP (Deputy State Liberal Leader). Mr Joe Szakacs (Secretary, SA Unions) and His Worship Brenton […]

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PLPRU submission on a plebiscite or referendum on same sex marriage

On Thursday, 10 September 2015, Dr Adam Webster appeared on behalf of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee on the issue of a ‘popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite or referendum, on the matter of marriage in Australia’ in Canberra. Clear here to […]

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Common Law in the Age of Statute-The Equity of the Statute

David Wright of the Adelaide Law School has released a new book – Common Law in the Age of Statute:The Equity of the Statute. For more information and to order the book, click here. Common Law in the Age of Statute-The Equity of the Statute David Wright LexisNexis, 2015 The great areas of Common Law […]

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Can the Senate force the removal of a royal commissioner?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster examines whether the Senate can force the removal of a royal commissioner. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Apprehended bias: a public critique of the fair-minded lay observer

On the AUSPUBLAW blog Dr Anna Olijnyk examines the public’s reaction to the apprehended bias test. Is it time to rethink the mythical construct of the ‘fair-minded lay observer’? Click here to read Anna’s analysis. And click here for Anna’s most recent article on The Conversation explaining Dyson Heydon’s decision to dismiss the apprehended bias […]

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EVENT: Accommodating Rights? Religion, Speech and Equality in Australia

Accommodating Rights? Religion, Speech and Equality in Australia a symposium to discuss aspects of the ALRC’s Freedoms Inquiry The Australian Law Reform Commission (ALRC) in partnership with the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) and the Research Unit for the Study of Society, Law and Religion at Adelaide Law School invite you to attend […]

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