BY TONY BLACKSHIELD
In the wake of the recent federal election, the final date for return of the writs was Monday 8 August; and despite the absence of the Governor-General (at the Olympic Games), that deadline was met. (In his … Read the rest
BY LUKE BECK
The debate on marriage equality looks like stepping up a gear with the re-elected Turnbull Government reaffirming its intention to hold a plebiscite on the issue. As the as-yet-unconfirmed date for the plebiscite approaches, we can expect … Read the rest
BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN AND NICOLA MCGARRITY
The Independent National Security Legislation Monitor (the Monitor), Roger Gyles QC, is currently undertaking a review into the coercive questioning and detention powers of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO). These powers are subject … Read the rest
Welcome to the August edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
In addition to our public law events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to a number of exciting AUSPUBLAW opportunities that are currently available:
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BY DOUGLAS MCDONALD
In the United Kingdom, the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the United Kingdom Upper Tribunal (UKUT) produces ‘country guidance’ decisions on contemporary conditions in other nations for the purposes of determining refugee status. These decisions govern government … Read the rest
Welcome to the July edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
In addition to our public law events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to two essay competitions that are currently running:
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BY ALYSIA BLACKHAM AND GEORGE WILLIAMS
In March 2016, in what might have been the final stage of the ongoing Craig Thomson saga, the federal Parliament reprimanded Thomson after finding him in contempt for deliberately misleading Parliament. At a time … Read the rest
BY JACK MAXWELL
A fortnight ago, chiropractor Chris Nelson sprang into the national consciousness with several shockingly racist posts on the Facebook page of Labor Senator Nova Peris. Senator Peris refused to delete the posts, leaving them on her page … Read the rest
BY ANNA OLIJNYK
More than a quarter of a century ago, the Bell Group of companies – central to the ‘WA Inc’ saga – collapsed. Two weeks ago, in Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia (‘Bell Group… Read the rest
Welcome to the June edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. A big thank you to Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law Brigid McManus for helping to compile this roundup.
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