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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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Book Release: Public Sentinels (Ashgate Publishing, 2014)

In February 2014 Public Sentinels: A Comparative Study of Australian Solicitors-General was published by Ashgate Publishing. Public Sentinels is a collection of essays compiled and edited by Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Professor John Williams of the University of Adelaide Law School and Professor Patrick Keyzer of Bond University. Public Sentinels brings together scholarship about top […]

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Grant Success – ARC Discovery Project Commencing 2014

In the last Commonwealth ARC grant rounds, Professor John Williams and Dr Gabrielle Appleby from the Adelaide Law School, together with their colleague from the Australian National University, Associate Professor James Stellios, were awarded funding to undertake a project entitled ‘Law, Order and Federalism’. Below is a short outline of their research. Threats of criminal […]

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Bikies crackdown: did the Constitution fail Queensland?

Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby writes for The Conversation on Queensland’s new law and order measures.  Last week, Queensland’s state government introduced a number of tough new law and order measures targeting serious sexual offenders and bikies. Under the new laws, bikie gang members in Queensland face being locked up in maximum security jails for […]

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Commonwealth-State relations heat up over schools

Australians are well accustomed to the often infantile politicking that goes on between the Commonwealth and the States, particularly when it involves governments of different political persuasions. In this post, Dr Gabrielle Appleby considers an incident in Queensland last week where the Queensland Liberal-National Government refused to allow federal Labor Education Minister Peter Garrett access to […]

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Indigenous Representation in the Australian Parliament

On Wednesday morning (23 January 2013), Alexander Reilly was interviewed by John Doyle on Radio National breakfast in response to the selection of Nova Peris to run on the Senate ticket for the Australian Labor Party at the next election. The story can be accessed here. In this blog, he provides some background to his […]

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If It Ain’t Broke…

Professor Lisa Hill, School of History and Politics University of Adelaide, evaluates whether voting should be made voluntary in Queensland. Queensland’s Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, is currently seeking public opinion on electoral reform following the release of a green discussion paper in January 2013.  His avowed purpose in calling for public submissions is to explore changes […]

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Where will the Powers of the Royal Commission into Child Abuse Come From?

While there has been much discussion and debate over the scope of the terms of reference and powers of the proposed Royal Commission into Child Abuse, there has been little consideration of the constitutional basis for these powers. Gabrielle Appleby considers this important aspect of the Commission’s establishment. On 12 November 2012 the Prime Minister […]

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Law and the Politics of Realising Human Rights in Developing Countries

On the 31st October 2012 Dr Laura Grenfell and Cornelia Koch presented at an interdisciplinary workshop entitled ‘Law and the Politics of Realising Human Rights in Developing Countries’ run by the University of Adelaide’s Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre. Further information on the workshop is available here.  Cornelia presented on the topic ‘Justiciable Legal Frameworks for […]

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Supporting Recognition of Indigenous Peoples in the South Australian Constitution

In May this year, South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill announced that his government was committed to formal recognition of the State’s Aboriginal peoples through amendment of the Constitution Act 1934 (SA). The government established an advisory panel to consult with the South Australian community, advise the government on the preferred form of the amendment and […]

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