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Extreme Examples in Constitutional Law

BY JACK MAXWELL

‘The spectre was raised in argument of a Government seeking to rule without Parliament or, at the least, dispense with its sitting for very lengthy periods. … We do not believe that it is helpful to consider

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Public Law Events Roundup February 2020

Welcome to the February edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.

Before we get to the roundup, we would like to remind you that the deadline for expressing your interest to join the advisory council of the newly-formed … Read the rest

New Regional Chapter ICON-S AUS-NZ

Please see below a message from Associate Professor Sarah Murray (University of Western Australia) and Associate Professor Dean Knight (Victoria University of Wellington):

The International Society of Public Law, ICON-S, is pleased to announce the formation of a new

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Can Parliamentary Privilege be Used to Shut Down Parliamentary Accountability?

BY ANNE TWOMEY

Parliamentary privilege was established for the purposes of protecting Members of Parliament from being prosecuted or penalised for what they debated in Parliament or from being controlled by the executive in what they were permitted to debate. … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup December 2019

Welcome to the December 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

Creeping Normalisation: Vella v Commissioner of Police (NSW)

BY DANIEL REYNOLDS

On 6 November 2019, by majority, the High Court dismissed a challenge to the constitutionality of s 5(1) of the Crimes (Serious Crime Prevention Orders) Act 2016 (NSW) (the Act). The challenge was brought on … Read the rest

A Secretive State: The Collaery Trial and National Security Disclosures

BY KEIRAN HARDY

In August 2019, the intelligence officer known as Witness K indicated he would plead guilty to a conspiracy charge under s 39 of the Intelligence Services Act 2001 (Cth) (ISA). That section prohibits the disclosure of information … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup November 2019

Welcome to the November 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

Spence v Queensland: A Turning Point in the High Court’s Approach to Federalism?

BY NICHOLAS ARONEY AND DANIEL WHITMORE

In May 2019 the High Court of Australia held by majority (Kiefel CJ, Bell, Gageler and Keane JJ) that a provision of the Commonwealth electoral law was invalid, on the basis that it was … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup October 2019

Welcome to the October edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.

We are very excited that from October, the AUSPUBLAW blog will be co-facilitated by the Australian Association of Constitutional Law in partnership with the Gilbert + Tobin … Read the rest

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