Month: March 2016

Never too Late to Regulate: Political Finance and the Electoral Commission and Liberal Party of NSW

graeme_orr cloistersBy GRAEME ORR

On the Thursday before Good Friday, the New South Wales Electoral Commission (‘NSWEC’), through its chairperson Keith Mason QC, issued an extraordinary statement condemning the NSW Liberal Party for failing to disclose the identity of major donors … Read the rest

Justifications for Initiating a Constitutional Amendment to Establish an Australian Republic: Assessing the Leaders’ Views

Glenn_PatmoreBY GLENN PATMORE

Interest in an Australian republic has recently been re-sparked by the ascendancy of prominent republican Malcolm Turnbull to the prime ministership, and statements of Leader of the Opposition, Bill Shorten. Despite the leaders’ apparent commitment to the … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup March 2016

Welcome to the March edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup for 2016.

Remember, if you have a conference or significant public lecture /seminar that you would like included in this roundup, please contact us at auspublaw@unsw.edu.au.… Read the rest

McCloy, Proportionality and the Doctrine of Deference

Wesson Profile photoBY MURRAY WESSON

This post is the second in a special series providing a more sustained look at the McCloy v New South Wales judgment, and its impact on the High Court’s approach to proportionality analysis.

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Proportionality and McCloy v New South Wales: close but not quite?

BY SHIPRA CHORDIA

This post is the first in a special series AUSPUBLAW is featuring this week providing a more sustained look at the McCloy v New South Wales judgment, and its impact on the High Court’s approach to proportionality Read the rest

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