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Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) SA Chapter lunch time seminar on whistleblowing.

The Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) SA Chapter is presenting a free lunch time seminar by Professor A J Brown entitled: An integrity system still in the making? Lessons so far for South Australia from the Whistling While They Work 2 project Tuesday, 1 August 2017, 1 pm to 2.00 pm Further details, and […]

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Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power

PLPRU member Dr Anna Olijnyk  has published a post entitled Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power on AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog.      

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Some new jurisdiction for SACAT just in time for Christmas

Two years ago the Statutes Amendment (SACAT) Act 2014 (SA) was assented to on 11th December 2014. The Act granted a range of jurisdictions to the new South Australian Civil and Administrative Tribunal (SACAT). Parts 6 and 7 of the 2014 Act remained unproclaimed and came into operation on 11th December 2016 by force of  […]

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The Commonwealth Moves to Protect Whistleblowers. Or does it?

On 21 March 2013, the Commonwealth government introduced a Bill to broaden the legislative protection of whistleblowers at the Commonwealth level. Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Anna Olijnyk have made a submission on the Bill to a Senate Inquiry and explain their concerns with the legislation, below. In Australia, integrity and accountability of […]

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What makes law ‘public’?

Convenor of the Public Law Research Community at the Adelaide Law School, Dr Gabrielle Appleby attempts to answer the question of what makes law ‘public’? As the convener of the Public Law Research Community I have often been asked what is ‘public law’. My response is that I have always thought of public law broadly, […]

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Integrity in Administrative Decision-making

  On Thursday 19 and Friday 20 July 2012, the 2012 National Administrative Law Conference will be held at the National Wine Centre in Adelaide. The theme of the conference is ‘Integrity in Administrative Decision-making’. In 2004 Chief Justice Spigelman delivered the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (AIAL) National Lecture Series about the fourth branch […]

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Welcome to the Public Law Research Community

Research and scholarship in public law is a fundamental facet of healthy, democratic government. A defining feature of public law is the conflict between many of its foundational values. Here in Australia we expect the government to be powerful enough to intervene and facilitate ‘the good life’ for all members of our community, and yet […]

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