Month: July 2015

Public Law Events Roundup

Welcome to the second AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup from across the country. Just a reminder – this roundup includes conferences and significant public lectures. We will also sneak in the odd international event if it is of sufficient … Read the rest

The use (and abuse) of the Constitution in political debate

Appleby UNSW staff photoBY GABRIELLE APPLEBY

This post is the final in a special series providing expert analysis on the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently conducting an inquiry into Read the rest

Revoking citizenship for engagement in terrorist activity weakens Australian citizenship for no positive end

Screen Shot 2015-07-21 at 6.07.57 pmBY ALEX REILLY and PETER BURDON

This post is the third in a special series providing expert analysis of the several dimensions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Read the rest

The Allegiance to Australia Bill and the Constitution: Legislative Power and Membership of the Constitutional Community

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BY SANGEETHA PILLAI

This post is the second in a special series providing expert analysis of the several dimensions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security is currently Read the rest

The Citizenship Amendment Bill: Out of the Frying Pan into the Fire

Screen Shot 2015-07-19 at 11.57.42 amBY RAYNER THWAITES AND HELEN IRVING

This post is the first in a special series that will provide expert analysis of the several dimensions of the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill 2015. The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Read the rest

Human, All Too Human: Human Fallibility and the Separation of Powers

J Crowe photoBY JONATHAN CROWE

Humans are fallible—and this fallibility is the hardest thing for us to grasp. We have limited knowledge—and the limits of our knowledge routinely prevent us from realising just how much we do not know. Our reasoning processes … Read the rest

New South Wales’ attempts to shore up ICAC findings in doubt

samcdBY STEPHEN MCDONALD

In Independent Commission Against Corruption v Cunneen, the High Court held that the range of matters subject to investigation by the New South Wales Independent Commission Against Corruption was narrower than had previously been assumed to … Read the rest

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