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Public Law in the Classroom 2018

On 22 February, PLPRU co-hosted the 2018 Public Law in the Classroom Workshop at the University of New South Wales (in conjunction with the Gilbert + Tobin Centre). Public law teachers from around Australia as well as New Zealand and the UK gathered together to share insights, tips and challenges. The event was an outstanding […]

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Upcoming seminar: State Tribunals and Federal Jurisdiction

PLPRU members Stephen McDonald and Anna Olijnyk are presenting an upcoming seminar on ‘State Tribunals and Federal Jurisdiction’. The seminar will consider the constitutional issues that arise when State tribunals exercise judicial power in matters identified in ss 75 and 76 of the Constitution. The seminar is offered jointly by the Council of Australasian Tribunals, […]

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AIAL Seminar: The Spectrum of Deference

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law, SA Chapter, presents a seminar on The Spectrum of Deference – how courts defer to decision makers in judicial review proceedings Presented by Holly Stanley (Edmund Barton Chambers) Wednesday, 6 September 2017 1.00 pm to 2.00 pm Venue: Australian Government Solicitor, Barossa Room, Level 5 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide […]

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Upcoming event: AACL end of year celebration

You are invited to the Australian Association of Constitutional Law (SA Chapter) 2016 end of year event, Decide a Hard Case Right. In one hour, ten speakers will review ten constitutional issues and cases from the past twelve months, with drinks and nibbles to follow. Members and non-members are welcome. PLPRU members Anna Olijnyk and Matthew […]

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Upcoming Seminar: Difficult and Vexatious Litigants

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter) invites you to a free lunchtime seminar: ‘Different Strokes for Different Folks: Tips and Tricks for managing difficult and vexatious litigants‘ presented by Andrew Schatz, Murray Chambers. Tuesday, 22 November 2016 at 1pm Office of the Australian Government Solicitor, Level 5, 101 Pirie Street, Adelaide RSVP: aialsa@adam.com.au Further […]

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PLPRU members at Australasian Study of Parliament Group Conference.

Three PLPRU members presented papers at this month’s Australasian Study of Parliament Group Conference at Parliament House in Adelaide. Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds’ papers arose from their ongoing work on the role of parliamentary committees. Laura’s paper was entitled ‘Parliaments’ reputation as the ‘pre-eminent’ institution for defending rights: Do parliamentary committees always enhance this reputation?’, […]

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Submission to Australian Consumer Law Review

Earlier this year David Wright, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, made a submission to Treasury’s Australian Consumer Law Review. David’s submission focused on enforcement of consumer protection laws, both in terms of public and private enforcement. At the moment enforcement is almost exclusively undertaken by the ACCC, a public body. Although there is […]

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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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Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada

Professor Amanda Nettlebeck (with co-authors Russell Smandych, Louis A. Knafla, and Robert Foster) has recently had a new book published by UBC Press – Fragile Settlements: Aboriginal Peoples, Law, and Resistance in South-West Australia and Prairie Canada. Fragile Settlements compares the processes by which colonial authority was asserted over Indigenous people in south-west Australia and […]

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