Sean works in the areas of constitutional law and Aboriginal legal issues. He co-edited Native Title From Mabo to Akiba: A Vehicle for Change and Empowerment? (Federation Press, 2015) and is a co-author of Blackshield and Williams Australian Constitutional Law … Read the rest
BY WILLIAM ISDALE
Late last year, Dr Galarrwuy Yunupingu made news when he announced his intention to make a compensation claim in relation to Commonwealth grants of mining interests in the Gove Peninsula in the 1960s. The claim was lodged … Read the rest
BY SEAN BRENNAN
This is the second of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Timber Creek decision. Aaron Moss and William Isdale’s accompanying post is here.
With the handing down of the High Court appeal decision … Read the rest
BY AARON MOSS AND WILLIAM ISDALE
This is the first of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Timber Creek decision. Sean Brennan’s accompanying post is here.
In Griffiths v Northern Territory  HCA 7 (Timber … Read the rest
Welcome to the December edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. This is the final roundup for 2018. The roundup will recommence in February next year.
Before we get to the events roundup, we would like to draw … Read the rest
BY LAUREN BUTTERLY
On 30 May 2017, the Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion announced 7.5 million dollars to help ‘finalise Aboriginal land claims over sea country’ in the Northern Territory (NT). These ‘land claims’, or rather negotiations, relate to the … Read the rest
Tony Blackshield began his teaching career at the University of Sydney, where he taught in the Department of Jurisprudence and International Law from 1961 to 1970, rising to the rank of Senior Lecturer. In 1971 he was one of the … Read the rest
Welcome to the November 2015 edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The Events Roundup is divided into two sections. The first provides information on public law events happening in the next two months. The second provides … Read the rest
BY SEAN BRENNAN AND LAUREN BUTTERLY
On 13 May 2015, we saw something unusual in the High Court: a 3:3 split. The native title case of Queensland v Congoo revealed a Court sharply divided. There was division over the use … Read the rest
BY GABRIELLE APPLEBY and SEAN BRENNAN
When we talk about public law we are referring to those laws, processes, practices, customs, mechanisms, institutions and people involved in regulating and exercising government power. Government power is exercised on behalf of the … Read the rest