Month: April 2016

PNG’s Supreme Court and Manus Island

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BY TONY BLACKSHIELD

On Tuesday the Supreme Court of Papua New Guinea held that the detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island was unconstitutional. The Court ordered that the governments of PNG and Australia ‘shall forthwith take all steps necessary … Read the rest

Setting the ground rules for the same-sex marriage plebiscite

picture-1279-1402017123BY PAUL KILDEA

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has pledged to hold a plebiscite on same-sex marriage early in the next parliamentary term. If his government is re-elected at the upcoming federal election, expected on 2 July, we may see a … Read the rest

Public-Sector Whistleblowing and the Implied Freedom of Political Communication

RECENT POHOT - IMG_6847BY DANIELLE IRELAND-PIPER

Albert Einstein is reported to have observed that ‘the world is a dangerous place, not because of those who do evil, but because of those who look on and do nothing.’ Einstein reminds us of the importance … Read the rest

The First Four Years of Australia’s Parliamentary Scrutiny Regime for Human Rights

Screen Shot 2016-04-07 at 9.57.10 pmBY GEORGE WILLIAMS AND DANIEL REYNOLDS

Australia is an exception when it comes to the legal protection of human rights. It remains the only democracy without a national human rights act or Bill of Rights. This remains the case despite … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup April 2016

Welcome to the April edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup for 2016. A big thank you to Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law Brigid McManus for helping to compile this roundup.

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