Month: December 2016

Chief Justice French on Non-Statutory Executive Power: A Timely Reflection

amanda-sapienzaBY AMANDA SAPIENZA

As the retirement of Chief Justice Robert French from the High Court draws closer, there will be many occasions for reflecting on his legacy. The focus of this post is on an area in which he perhaps … Read the rest

To save democracy, reform it

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BY RON LEVY AND GRAEME ORR

The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times in Western history, … Read the rest

The Brandis-Gleeson affair – what does “consultation” mean?

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By ANDREW EDGAR

The recent dispute between the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis QC, and the Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson SC, related to the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016. The amendment required referral of legal issues to … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup December 2016

Welcome to the December edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. This will be the last roundup for 2016; the roundup will recommence in February next year.

Before we get to the roundup, we would like to once … Read the rest

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