On the AUSPUBLAW blog, Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs examines whether 2016 will be the year of ‘substantive’ progress on constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Click here to read Matthew’s post.
On Friday 13 March, Professor John Williams (Dean, Adelaide Law School) and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs (PLPRU) gave evidence before the Commonwealth Parliament’s Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. Expanding on PLPRU’s submission to the Committee, their evidence to committee members Ken Wyatt AM MP (Chair) and Senator […]
The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The PLPRU Submission (which is available from the Committee’s website) was authored by Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Rebecca LaForgia, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, […]
The constitutional recognition of local government in Australia has been on the political agenda for decades. Dr Gabrielle Appleby explores the latest proposals on this subject. In January this year, a joint parliamentary committee made a recommendation in a preliminary report that the ability of the Commonwealth to grant financial assistance to local government be constitutionally […]
Dr Matthew Stubbs considers the important steps that were taken last week towards constitutional recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples at the Commonwealth and State level. The political spectacle of the final parliamentary sitting weeks of the year in both Canberra and Adelaide has tended to obscure coverage of some important steps that […]
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 […]