Month: August 2021

Delays in Parole Applications at the Parole Board Queensland: An Action in False Imprisonment?

BY ANNA KRETOWICZ

Introduction

In March 2021, there were an estimated 2,100 undecided new applications at the Parole Board Queensland (the Board). While administrative backlogs are undesirable (one need only think of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal, where a … Read the rest

Foreign influence and the implied freedom of political communication: LibertyWorks v Commonwealth

BY JOSH GIBSON

Introduction

On 16 June 2021, the High Court delivered its judgment in LibertyWorks Inc v Commonwealth of Australia [2021] HCA 18 (LibertyWorks v Commonwealth). The case centred on the Foreign Influence Transparency Scheme Act Read the rest

The Rise of Automated Decision-Making in the Administrative State: Are Kerr’s Institutions still ‘Fit for Purpose’?

This is the sixth in a special series of posts on the 50th anniversary of the Kerr Report, examining whether Australian administrative law is still fit for purpose. To see other posts in this series, click here.

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Book forum on Shipra Chordia’s Proportionality in Australian Constitutional Law

AUSPUBLAW is pleased to present another of our occasional series of book forums. In this book forum, Craig Lenehan SC and Murray Wesson reflect on Shipra Chordia’s Proportionality in Australian Constitutional Law.

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Book forum: Craig Lenehan SC

Craig Lenehan SC provides the first post in our book forum on Shipra Chordia’s Proportionality in Australian Constitutional Law. To see all posts, please click here. Click through for a post by Murray Wesson.

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Book forum: Murray Wesson

Murray Wesson provides the second post in our book forum on Shipra Chordia’s Proportionality in Australian Constitutional Law. To see all posts, please click here. Click through for a post by Craig Lenehan SC.

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Proportionality, rights and Australia’s COVID-19 response: Insights from the India travel ban

BY LIZ HICKS AND SANGEETHA PILLAI

The closure of international borders has been a key pillar of Australia’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Australia’s strategy to “aggressively suppress” (in practice, eliminate) COVID-19 within its borders has relied heavily on … Read the rest

Superimposing private duties on the exercise of public powers: Sharma v Minister for the Environment

 BY ELLEN ROCK

In May of this year, Bromberg J in the Federal Court handed down a key decision in climate change litigation which has made waves both within Australia and internationally. Sharma v Minister for the Environment [2021] FCA Read the rest

The “Car Park Rorts” Affair and Grants Regulation in Australia: How can We Fix the System?

BY YEE-FUI NG

Yet another rorts scandal is swirling around the federal government, dubbed the ‘car park rorts’ affair. The Auditor-General has reported that a $389 million car park construction fund has been administered ineffectively and that the Minister had … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup August 2021

Welcome to the August edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. Before we get to the roundup, we would like to draw your attention to the following opportunity for law students:

Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law Essay Competition
Law

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