BY TONY BLACKSHIELD
Senator Nick Xenophon is OK. Although it employs the word “Citizen”, his status as a “British Overseas Citizen” confers such limited rights and privileges that it does not amount to “citizenship”.
Senator Matt Canavan is OK because … Read the rest “Seven Little Australians”
BY DOUGLAS MCDONALD-NORMAN
Australia has non-refoulement obligations under article 3 of the Convention against Torture (“CAT”) and article 7 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (“ICCPR”) – that is, obligations not to return asylum seekers … Read the rest “SZTAL: International Law and Australian Parochialism”
BY SUE MILNE
The Rule of Law requires that all, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, are subject to the law. But what is the relevant law to which all are subject? In Plaintiff S195/2016 v Minister … Read the rest “Aliens, Executive Power, and the Rule of Law”
BY BRENDAN GOGARTY
Last week’s Cabinet reshuffle in Tasmania might have passed by mainland Australians. It was one made in clearly ‘challenging circumstances‘ for the Government; with one Cabinet Minister quitting politics for family reasons and the other … Read the rest “Mistake to consolidate Premier and Attorney-General portfolios”
Welcome to the October edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. A big thank you to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s social justice intern, Aaron Taverniti, for his assistance in compiling this roundup.
In addition … Read the rest “Public Law Events Roundup October 2017”