BY JOSEPH LAVELLE WILSON AND DOUGLAS MCDONALD-NORMAN
‘Country information’ is information about other countries, which plays an essential role in refugee status determination (RSD). In Australia, RSD is conducted by officers of the Department of Home Affairs and by the … Read the rest
BY NARELLE BEDFORD
The Adani mine has become synonymous with the ‘lawfare’ debate and issues relating to the suitability of review of mining decisions by courts. The first of the judicial review actions relating to Adani resulted in a consent … Read the rest
Welcome to the June edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. A big thank you to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s social justice intern, Maximus Jones, for compiling this roundup.
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BY ANNE TWOMEY
The High Court’s judgment in Re Gallagher caused four Members of Parliament to resign and provoked further debate about the amendment of s 44 of the Constitution. This culminated in a report by the Joint Standing Committee … Read the rest
BY ADAM WEBSTER
At the end of April, the South Australian Royal Commission into the Murray-Darling Basin released its second issues paper. The issues paper focuses on the legal construction of the Water Act 2007 (Cth) and calls into … Read the rest
BY MARIA O’SULLIVAN
Case law dealing with migration has been highly influential in the development of administrative law in Australia, particularly in relation to procedural fairness. The High Court has developed a robust set of procedural fairness principles in the … Read the rest
BY STEPHEN MCDONALD
In Burns v Corbett, the High Court unanimously held that State tribunals that are not State courts cannot exercise judicial power with respect to any of the classes of matters listed in ss 75 and 76 … Read the rest
BY GRANT HOOLE
On the 28th of February 2018, little more than two weeks before South Australian voters went to the polls to elect a new Liberal government, the state’s Independent Commissioner Against Corruption released a blistering report on … Read the rest
Welcome to the May edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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BY TERRY CARNEY
Robo-debts lack any legal foundation
Nearly two years after social security’s popularly-called ‘robo-debts’ began to be raised without any adequate proofs, Australia’s much vaunted justice machinery has failed to expose the emperor’s lack of (legal) clothes.
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