BY ANNA OLIJNYK
We live in an age of tribunals. Although tribunals existed at the time of federation, the framers of the Australian Constitution could never have imagined the prominence of administrative tribunals in our justice system today. Small wonder, … Read the rest
BY TONY BLACKSHIELD
Bob Day’s financial problems came to a head through the collapse of the South Australian division of his company Homestead Homes. His constitutional problems arose through his insistence on having his Senate electoral office in his own … Read the rest
BY YEE-FUI NG
The federal Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters has recommended that foreign citizens and entities be banned from making political donations to political parties, associated entities (such as trade unions and dedicated fundraising bodies) and third parties … Read the rest
Welcome to the April edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. We’d like to thank Nakul Bhagwat, the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law social justice intern, for his assistance in compiling this events roundup.
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BY BYRON KAREMBA
It is often claimed that the constitutional history of the United Kingdom is the history of the tension between the Crown and Parliament. This historical narrative emphasises the ascendency of the latter institution over the former. It … Read the rest
BY CONOR GEARTY
It is not a misguided nostalgia for colonial control to say that developments in UK human rights law have long had an influence on Commonwealth jurisdictions, especially in those where there are continued close alignments with the … Read the rest
BY MATTHEW BUTT
Centrelink’s new online system to streamline the identification and recovery of overpayments detected through data-matching became fully operational in July last year. It automatically sends a letter to current or former social security recipients in cases where … Read the rest
BY CATHERINE BOND
On Australia Day 2017, as part of an Invasion Day protest held in Sydney, a 20-year-old man set fire to an Australian national flag. While the march had been proceeding peacefully, that action ignited violence as … Read the rest
Welcome to the March edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN
At the end of February 2017, David Anderson QC will step down from the position of Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the UK after six years in the job. It is not yet known who will … Read the rest