BY DAVID TAN
In the Engineer’s case, Higgins J stated:
‘The question [of constitutional interpretation] is, what does the language mean; and when we find what the language means, in its ordinary and natural sense, it is our duty to
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BY BRUCE LINDSAY
Water management and decision-making is vulnerable to lobbying by powerful commercial interests, as was illustrated recently by the ABC Four Corners investigation into NSW water management. Even where such conduct cannot be categorised as corrupt in … Read the rest
Welcome to the September 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, Aaron Taverniti, for his assistance in compiling this roundup.
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BY SARAH MURRAY
Section 74AA of the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) is an extraordinary provision. Ad hominem in nature, it is directed at Julian Knight. Knight, perpetrator of the Hoddle Street massacre, was sentenced in 1988 by the Victorian … Read the rest
BY MICHAEL MALEY
On 9 August 2017, a government move to restore to the Senate Notice Paper the Plebiscite (Same-Sex Marriage) Bill 2016 was voted down. Had the Bill been passed, it would have provided for the conduct by the … Read the rest
BY A J BROWN
Will Australia continue to evolve towards a general-purpose, stand-alone anti-corruption agency at the federal level? Does it need to?
Important light on both questions is about to be shed by two events: publication of the report … Read the rest
Welcome to the August edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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BY PETER TIMMINS
The voters aren’t happy.
While there is no single antidote for this winter of discontent, the way government governs is a contributing factor.
The government tells us that belief in democracy is a shared Australian value and … Read the rest
Welcome to the July edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. We would like to draw your attention to the annual New South Wales Young Lawyers Public Law and Government Committee’s Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law Essay Prize, … Read the rest