Queensland still failing to act on a medieval murder defence
In an article published on The Conversation today, Kellie Toole examines the law of provocation in Queensland and the proposal to abolish what is sometimes referred to as the ‘gay panic defence’. Click here to read Kellie’s article.
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Bikies crackdown: did the Constitution fail Queensland?
Adelaide Law School’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby writes for The Conversation on Queensland’s new law and order measures. Last week, Queensland’s state government introduced a number of tough new law and order measures targeting serious sexual offenders and bikies. Under the new laws, bikie gang members in Queensland face being locked up in maximum security jails for […]
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If It Ain’t Broke…
Professor Lisa Hill, School of History and Politics University of Adelaide, evaluates whether voting should be made voluntary in Queensland. Queensland’s Attorney-General, Jarrod Bleijie, is currently seeking public opinion on electoral reform following the release of a green discussion paper in January 2013. His avowed purpose in calling for public submissions is to explore changes […]
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Remembering Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen
On 11 May, Alex Reilly participated in a Symposium at the Melbourne Law School to commemorate the 30th anniversary of Koowarta v Bjelke-Petersen (1982) 153 CLR 16. Koowarta was of great significance in relation to the interpretation of the external affairs power. The Commonwealth Aboriginal Land Fund Commission (ALFC) brought a pastoral lease on the […]
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