Month: August 2015

Public Law Events Roundup September 2015

Welcome to the third AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup from across the country, and this time with a few international events that we thought might be of interest to you. The Events Roundup is divided into two sections. The … Read the rest

The limits of preventive lawmaking

Tulich photoBY TAMARA TULICH

Australia’s recent responses to the threat posed by ‘foreign fighters’ highlights a key issue raised by anti-terror lawmaking since September 11: how far can—and should—Parliament go in legislating to prevent acts of terrorism?

Prevention of terrorism

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Politicians as Judges

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BY DOUGLAS MCDONALD-NORMAN

Judicial appointments of serving or former politicians were once commonplace in Australia. Thirteen members of state, federal or colonial Parliaments have been appointed to the High Court of Australia. However, the last former parliamentarian on the High … Read the rest

Social media and the courts

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Social media is pervasive in many sectors of Australian society. However, Australia’s courts are generally taking a cautious approach to using this technology to enhance and complement their processes. Where courts have used social … Read the rest

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