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UPCOMING EVENT: Local Government Elections

Anna Olijnyk and Judith Bannister, committee members of the Australian Institute of Administrative Law (SA Chapter), invite you to attend the following event: Local Government Elections To vote, or not to vote? Have we got the franchise right? Where: Pilgrim Uniting Church, Pilgrim Hall, 12 Flinders Street, Adelaide When: Wednesday, 20 May 2015, 1.00 pm […]

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Attitudes to Corruption, Misconduct and Maladministration in South Australia

In 2013, a small project team at the University of Adelaide was requested by the Local Government Association (LGA) of South Australia to conduct research into local government and public attitudes to corruption in the State. The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Deputy Director, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, headed the project team. She was joined […]

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Corruption: Have your voice heard

Throughout October and November, the Adelaide Law School is involved in some important research into corruption at the local government level in South Australia. Dr Gabrielle Appleby is leading a team of researchers from the University of Adelaide’s Law and Psychology Schools. She explains the research and its importance below. Corruption within government affects the […]

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Government makes a joke of public consultation and popular sovereignty

On 14 September, Australians will be asked to vote on a change to the Constitution that will allow the Commonwealth government to provide funding directly to local governments, by-passing the States. The proposal has been largely swept under the carpet by the government, who don’t want to talk to the Australian people about it. Adelaide […]

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AACL and AIAL joint seminars on the “Street Preachers Case”

In February 2013 the High Court handed down its decision in                           Attorney-General (SA) v Corporation of the City of Adelaide (the Street Preachers Case). The AACL and the AIAL are jointly presenting two seminars to explore the administrative and constitutional issues emerging from the decision.   Seminar 1:  The Scope of Council By-Law Making Powers […]

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Should we rush in on constitutional recognition of local government?

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 […]

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The High Court school chaplains case and what it means for Commonwealth funding

On 20 June 2012, the High Court struck down the National School Chaplaincy Program. The Adelaide Law School’s Gabrielle Appleby published the following piece on  The Conversation. Today, the High Court of Australia dramatically altered the previously understood scope of the Commonwealth’s power to spend money and enter into contracts. This decision has immediate repercussions […]

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