BY DAN WESTBURY
Australian legislatures and courts interact through the process of statutory construction. As part of this process, the principle of legality represents a subtle constraint by courts on Parliament. It is a rule of statutory interpretation that courts … Read the rest
BY HELEN IRVING
In his AUSPUBLAW blog post on 6 November 2017 discussing Justice Edelman’s dissent in Graham v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection  HCA 33, Julian R Murphy finds evidence of a particular, conservative commitment on … Read the rest
Welcome to the February edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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BY THE HON MICHAEL KIRBY AC CMG
Academic lawyers in Australia have long played a vital role in the national project of law reform. They thought about it; they wrote about it; they worried about its haphazard ways; and they … Read the rest
BY MARIA NAWAZ AND ANNA CODY
It’s been thirty years since the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody brought national attention to the disproportionate impact of the criminal justice process on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The shocking … Read the rest
BY ANDREW ROBERTS
The High Court has recently handed down three decisions in its unusual jurisdiction hearing appeals from the Supreme Court of Nauru. BRF038 v Republic of Nauru (delivered 18 October 2017) and HFM045 v Republic of Nauru (delivered … Read the rest
Welcome to the December edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. This will be the last roundup for 2017; the roundup will recommence in February next year.
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BY ANNE TWOMEY
Such was the interest in the High Court’s judgment in Wilkie v Commonwealth and Australian Marriage Equality Ltd v Minister for Finance  HCA 40 (hereafter ‘Wilkie’) that it caused the High Court’s web-site to … Read the rest
BY LUKE BECK
The High Court almost never gives proper reasons for its decisions on applications for special leave to appeal. In a new article in the University of New South Wales Law Journal, I argue that this … Read the rest