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Monthly Archives: March 2016

Upcoming Event: Encounters with the Constitution over 45 years in the Law

The South Australian Chapter of the Australian Association of Constitutional Law, in conjunction with the University of Adelaide’s Public Law and Policy Research Unit, are pleased to present: The Honourable Tom Gray QC speaking on Encounters with the Constitution over 45 years in the Law Recently retired after 16 years as a judge of the Supreme […]

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Explainer: what are double-dissolution elections? And why might we soon have one?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster, explains the difference between a double-dissolution election and an ‘ordinary’ election. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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UK FOI review: FOI is generally working well but the Information Commissioner needs more power and money.

By Dr Judith Bannister, Deputy Director of Public Law and Policy Research Unit With reforms to Australian Commonwealth freedom of information (FOI) still stalled in the Senate[1] it is interesting to see how FOI is faring in the United Kingdom (UK). While the future of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) remains in […]

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$3 an hour: how the Australian government exploits foreign workers

In an article published in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe argues that a visa that allows international companies to employ foreign crews for $3 an hour will decimate the Australian shipping industry. “With our car plants closing down and manufacturing jobs going offshore, we are increasingly accustomed to jobs being lost overseas. What is new […]

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FactCheck: can foreign seafarers be paid $2 an hour to work in Australian waters, under laws passed by Labor?

In an article on The Conversation, Dr Joanna Howe, examines the assertion made by Federal Minister for Employment and Women, Michaelia Cash, made on the ABC’s Q&A program that foreign seafarers are paid $2 an hour under legislation introduced by the Labor Party in 2012. Is the Minister’s claim correct? Click here to read Joanna’s analysis and […]

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UPCOMING EVENT: Reasoned Administration and Democratic Legitimacy

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (in conjunction with the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter)) invites you to attend: Reasoned Administration and Democratic Legitimacy Professor Jerry Mashaw Sterling Professor Emeritus of Law, Yale University Professor Jerry Mashaw is Sterling Professor of Law Emeritus and Professorial Lecturer at Yale University, where he teaches […]

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