Welcome to AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog. AUSPUBLAW is a collaborative blogging project bringing you expert commentary and analysis on recent cases and legislative change as well as updates on the latest research and scholarship in Australian public law.

AUSPUBLAW posts contributions from leading public law experts – including academics and practitioners – across Australia. The Blog seeks to promote greater engagement with public law issues and a national platform for informed debate about current issues in public law.

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AUSPUBLAW, the Australian Public Law Blog, is currently managed by an editorial team of three:

Co-Editor: Professor Gabrielle Appleby

Co-Editor: Elisabeth Perham

Associate Editor: Kate Jackson

Blog Facilitators

AUSPUBLAW was proudly established by the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law at UNSW Law in 2015.

In 2019, the Australian Association of Constitutional Law joined the Gibert + Tobin Centre as a co-facilitator of the blog.

The Blog is provided as a public platform for academics and practitioners to engage with the community and each other on important and current public law issues.

The views posted on the Blog are those of the contributors and do not reflect the views of the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, UNSW Law, or the Australian Association of Constitutional Law.

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Monthly Events Round-up

The blog will post a monthly round-up for upcoming events (including conferences and significant public lectures) in Australian Public Law. If you have an event that you would like included in this round-up, please contact us at auspublaw@unsw.edu.au

Recent Public Law decisions

The blog will also include a regularly updated (at least once a month) page outlining recent key Australian High Court public law decisions, with links to summaries of these decisions. Also included on this page will be any significant international and foreign decisions in public law that we believe will be of interest to our readers. A link to this page will be included in every Monthly events round-up to remind you to check the page regularly!

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