In the most recent issue of the University of New South Wales Law Journal, PLPRU members Laura Grenfell and Sarah Moulds examine the role of parliamentary committees in rights protection. Laura and Sarah’s article: offers a snapshot of how Australian parliamentary committees scrutinise Bills for their rights-compliance in circumstances where the political stakes are high […]
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?’, […]
In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Deputy Director of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit, examines Australia’s war powers and the role of parliament. Click here to read Gabrielle’s article.
In the forthcoming edition of the Melbourne University Law Review (Volume 37(2)) Dr Gabrielle Appleby and Adam Webster examine the role of Parliament in constitutional interpretation. The following is the abstract of the article: In Australia, the role of interpreting the Constitution is ultimately for the High Court, but some ‘space’ remains for its interpretation […]