PLPRU is co-hosting a refugee week seminar delivered by Natasha Yacoub on Wednesday 21 June from 5.30-7.00 at Adelaide Law School. Natasha Yacoub is the Senior Protection Officer at the UNHCR Regional Representation in Canberra. Natasha joined UNHCR in 2001, working in both conflict and non-conflict settings. She worked at UNHCR in Myanmar until January […]
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.
In August 2012, the Government commissioned expert panel reported on the politically plagued question of how Australia ought to address the question of asylum seekers who arrive on our shore by boat. (The full report can be accessed here). One of the panel’s recommendations was that Australia adopt a ‘no advantage’ principle – that is, […]
On Monday morning (7 May 2012) Cathy Branson QC, the President of the Australian Human Rights Commission, gave a guest lecture to the Human Rights Law students at the Adelaide Law School. Cathy began by explaining the constitutional position and international classification of the Commission – while technically it is part of the Executive, it […]