Month: November 2015

Northern Territory Statehood Push Offers Opportunity for Community Reflection

ken_parishBY KEN PARISH

Statehood for the Northern Territory is on the national political agenda again, with the Council of Australian Governments having voted unanimously in July to support a renewed statehood process (albeit with no assurances as to the outcome).  … Read the rest

Human rights without humanism: Why does Foucault – an avowed anti-humanist – turn to ‘rights’ in his later works?

Ben Golder photoBY BEN GOLDER

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights was adopted by the General Assembly of the United Nations in Paris on December 10, 1948. The result of two years of drafting by a committee of the Commission on Human … Read the rest

The ‘paperless arrest’: Chapter III and police detention powers in the Northern Territory

Anna Rienstra


In 2014 police in the Northern Territory (‘NT’) were given new powers to detain people arrested for a minor offence for up to four hours, or longer if intoxicated, under Div 4AA of Pt VII of the … Read the rest

Public Law Events Round-up November 2015

Welcome to the November 2015 edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The Events Roundup is divided into two sections. The first provides information on public law events happening in the next two months. The second provides … Read the rest


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