Month: October 2021

The practical impacts of the ADJR Act on judicial review applications

This is the eight 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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Corruption and Human Rights Sanctions in Australia: Where Public Law Meets Foreign Policy

BY ANTON MOISEIENKO

Introduction

In 2020, the Australian Parliament’s Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade (JSCFADT) held an inquiry into the potential introduction of corruption and human rights sanctions, also referred to as ‘Magnitsky’ sanctions. … Read the rest

Chetcuti and constitutional membership: context, case and implications

BY ELISA ARCIONI AND RAYNER THWAITES

Introduction

The Chetcuti decision of 12 August 2021 is the High Court’s latest attempt to delineate a concept of constitutional membership. Here membership is understood as ‘non-alienage’; in practical terms, immunity to deportation. The … Read the rest

Witnesses J, K – and L? Open Justice, the NSI Act and the Constitution

BY KIERAN PENDER

In the preface to a collection of criminal cases published in 1730, barrister and writer Sollom Emlyn sung the praises of the British legal system. ‘In other countries the Courts of Justice are held in secret; with … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup October 2021  

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. The … Read the rest

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