Month: September 2016

Public Law Events Roundup October 2016

Welcome to the October edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. Remember, if you have an AUSPUBLAW opportunity, conference or significant public lecture that you would like included in this roundup, please contact us at auspublaw@unsw.edu.au.

Mason

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Creating new states from Australia’s existing states

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BY ANNA RIENSTRA AND GEORGE WILLIAMS

Should Australia have more states? This question has recently resurfaced in Queensland, where last week Robert Katter of Katter’s Australia Party unsuccessfully moved a motion in the Parliament to create a new state in … Read the rest

When is finality trumped? Kirk and the principle of finality

Sarah-jane Morris

BY SARAH-JANE MORRIS

The High Court of Australia has repeatedly stated that it is a ‘central and pervading tenet of the judicial system’ that ‘controversies, once resolved, are not to be reopened except in a few, narrowly defined, circumstances’, such … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup September 2016

Welcome to the September edition of the AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Events Roundup. A big shout out thank you to our Gilbert + Tobin of Public Law Centre intern, Andrew Roberts, and our HDR editor, Lynsey Blayden, for compiling … Read the rest

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