BY MICHAEL DOUGLAS
‘The first duty of any Court, in approaching a cause before it, is to consider its jurisdiction’.
So said Isaacs ACJ in Hazeldell Ltd v Commonwealth (1924) 34 CLR 442, 446. With reference to that orthodoxy, … Read the rest
BY WILLIAM ISDALE AND SAMUEL WALPOLE
On 7 October the High Court delivered its judgment in Northern Land Council v Quall  HCA 33 (NLC v Quall). On its face, the decision is about whether or not certain … Read the rest
Welcome to the November edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late October.
Before we get to the events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to the following … Read the rest
This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.… Read the rest
BY SHIREEN MORRIS AND JULIAN R MURPHY
With public attention firmly focused on the pandemic response, there was little fanfare when Victoria recently passed what appears to be Australia’s first trilingual statute – the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection … Read the rest
Welcome to the October edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late September. Due to the evolving nature of responses to COVID-19, some of the below events may have been … Read the rest
BY STEPHEN MCDONALD
The Commonwealth Constitution embodies a separation of judicial power from executive and legislative power. While the boundaries between each species of power are not sharply defined, it has long been accepted that “convictions for offences … Read the rest