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FactCheck: does ASIC already have the powers of a royal commission and more?

Labor has promised to set up a Royal Commission into the banking sector if elected. The Government says this is unnecessary: ASIC already has the powers of a Royal Commission. In this article for The Conversation, Anna Olijnyk explains the differences between ASIC’s powers and those of a Royal Commission. Click here to read Anna’s […]

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Can the Senate force the removal of a royal commissioner?

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Adam Webster examines whether the Senate can force the removal of a royal commissioner. Click here to read Adam’s article.

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Apprehended bias: a public critique of the fair-minded lay observer

On the AUSPUBLAW blog Dr Anna Olijnyk examines the public’s reaction to the apprehended bias test. Is it time to rethink the mythical construct of the ‘fair-minded lay observer’? Click here to read Anna’s analysis. And click here for Anna’s most recent article on The Conversation explaining Dyson Heydon’s decision to dismiss the apprehended bias […]

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Explainer: Dyson Heydon and claims of ‘apprehended bias’

In an article posted on The Conversation, Dr Anna Olijnyk explains the claims of ‘apprehended bias’ made against Royal Commissioner Dyson Heydon. Click here to read Anna’s article.

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South Australia’s broad-brush nuclear review is meant to sideline opponents

In an article published on The Conversation, Dr Peter Burdon argues that the South Australian Royal Commission in to the nuclear industry is meant to sideline opponents. Click here to read Peter’s article.

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Where will the Powers of the Royal Commission into Child Abuse Come From?

While there has been much discussion and debate over the scope of the terms of reference and powers of the proposed Royal Commission into Child Abuse, there has been little consideration of the constitutional basis for these powers. Gabrielle Appleby considers this important aspect of the Commission’s establishment. On 12 November 2012 the Prime Minister […]

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