Month: June 2016

Craig Thomson and the Limits of Parliamentary Accountability for Misconduct

Screen Shot 2015-08-06 at 11.08.33 amBY ALYSIA BLACKHAM AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

In March 2016, in what might have been the final stage of the ongoing Craig Thomson saga, the federal Parliament reprimanded Thomson after finding him in contempt for deliberately misleading Parliament. At a time … Read the rest

Does the Constitution protect offensive political speech?

Maxwell photoBY JACK MAXWELL 

A fortnight ago, chiropractor Chris Nelson sprang into the national consciousness with several shockingly racist posts on the Facebook page of Labor Senator Nova Peris. Senator Peris refused to delete the posts, leaving them on her page … Read the rest

Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia: A constitutional chapter in a very long story

Anna Olijnyk


More than a quarter of a century ago, the Bell Group of companies – central to the ‘WA Inc’ saga – collapsed. Two weeks ago, in Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia (‘Bell GroupRead the rest

Public Law Events Roundup June 2016

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

In addition to our public law events … Read the rest


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