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Submission on migration legislation

PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, has written a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016. The submission was supported by other members of PLPRU. If passed, this legislation will prevent asylum seekers arriving by boat from coming to Australia in future. The Committee […]

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US deal is a good news story for refugees – here’s why it took so long

In a piece written for The Conversation, PLPRU Director Alex Reilly explains the context surrounding, and implications of, the Australian government’s plan to resettle asylum seekers in the US.

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CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1

Members of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit met on 24 February 2015 to discuss the High Court’s decision in CPCF v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 1. Anna Olijnyk provides the following overview of the discussion. The facts The facts of the case attracted much media attention last year. In […]

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Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

The PLPRU has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014. Alex Reilly wrote this submission jointly with Libby Hogarth of Australian Migration Options, a migration agent company based in Adelaide. The Director, Libby Hogarth, has […]

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Associate Professor Alexander Reilly’s book review of ‘The Price of Rights’ in Adelaide Law Review

In the current edition of Adelaide Law Review, Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) Director, Associate Professor Alexander Reilly, reviews Martin Ruhs’ book, The Price of Rights: Regulating International Labour Migration. Ruhs’ book continues his analysis of the ethics of labour migration programs and the difficulty that arises because of the need to weigh […]

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Temporary protection visas skew asylum debate

In an opinion piece published today in The Age, Dr Joanna Howe, member of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, considers the issue of reform to 457 visas. Click here to read Joanna’s article.

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The boats may have stopped, but at what cost to Australia?

In an article published on The Conversation today, Associate Professor Alex Reilly, Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines the first year of the Abbott Government’s refugee policy. Click here to read Alex’s article.

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The High Court ends backdoor law making (for now)

In this post Drs Gabrielle Appleby and Joanna Howe explain the importance of two recent High Court decisions – Plaintiff M150/2003 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection and Plaintiff S297/2013 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection – dealing with the government’s use of delegated legislative provisions in an attempt to reinstate Temporary Protection […]

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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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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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