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PLPRU makes submission to the Senate inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Bill

On 21 July PLPRU made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee inquiry into the Australian Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening the Requirements for Australian Citizenship and Other Measures) Bill 2017. Written by Professor Alex Reilly, the submission was endorsed by PLPRU members Paul Babie, Joe McIntyre, Steven McDonald, Matthew Stubbs and Kellie […]

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PLPRU makes a submission on Racial Discrimination Act ss 18C, 18D

PLPRU members the Hon. Catherine Branson QC, Associate Professor Laura Grenfell, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, Professor Emerita Rosemary Owens AO and Associate Professor Matthew Stubbs, have written a submission to the Parliamentary Joint Committee on Human Rights inquiry into the Commonwealth Racial Discrimination Act 1975. The Joint Committee has been asked by the Attorney-General to report […]

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Submission on migration legislation

PLPRU Director, Alex Reilly, has written a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee’s inquiry into the Migration Legislation Amendment (Regional Processing Cohort) Bill 2016. The submission was supported by other members of PLPRU. If passed, this legislation will prevent asylum seekers arriving by boat from coming to Australia in future. The Committee […]

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Submission to Australian Consumer Law Review

Earlier this year David Wright, Senior Lecturer at the Adelaide Law School, made a submission to Treasury’s Australian Consumer Law Review. David’s submission focused on enforcement of consumer protection laws, both in terms of public and private enforcement. At the moment enforcement is almost exclusively undertaken by the ACCC, a public body. Although there is […]

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PLPRU submission on a plebiscite or referendum on same sex marriage

On Thursday, 10 September 2015, Dr Adam Webster appeared on behalf of the Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) before the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Reference Committee on the issue of a ‘popular vote, in the form of a plebiscite or referendum, on the matter of marriage in Australia’ in Canberra. Clear here to […]

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Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014

The PLPRU has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Migration and Maritime Powers Legislation Amendment (Resolving the Asylum Legacy Caseload) Bill 2014. Alex Reilly wrote this submission jointly with Libby Hogarth of Australian Migration Options, a migration agent company based in Adelaide. The Director, Libby Hogarth, has […]

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A step back in time: PLPRU submission to Senate inquiry into the abolition of Commonwealth Information Commissioner

In their submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Judith Bannister and Ms Anna Olijnyk have opposed the abolition of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC). The Senate Committee is currently reviewing the Freedom of Information Amendment (New Arrangements) Bill 2014 (Cth). If passed, the Bill will abolish […]

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PLPRU contributes to Senate deliberation of the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014

The PLPRU has made a submission to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee’s Inquiry into the Australian Citizenship and Other Legislation Amendment Bill 2014. Alex Reilly wrote the submission and appeared before the Committee on Monday, 10 November. The Bill tightened the requirements for both automatic citizenship and citizenship by conferral. The Bill also […]

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Adelaide Scholars Contribute to Inquiry into Constitutional Recognition for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit (PLPRU) at the University of Adelaide has made a submission to the Joint Select Committee on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples. The PLPRU Submission (which is available from the Committee’s website) was authored by Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Dr Rebecca LaForgia, Professor Geoffrey Lindell AM, […]

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Submission on Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill

The Public Law and Policy Research Unit’s Dr Gabrielle Appleby, Anna Olijnyk and Professor John Williams have made a submission to the Senate Standing Committee on Legal and Constitutional Affairs on the Medical Services (Dying with Dignity) Exposure Draft Bill.  The submission is restricted to the constitutional issues that are raised by the proposed legislation. […]

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