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 EDDIE SYNOT
This is the first of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Love and Thoms decision. Elisa Arcioni and Rayner Thwaites’ accompanying post is here.
The High Court recently delivered its highly anticipated decision … Read the rest
BY ELISA ARCIONI AND RAYNER THWAITES
This is the second of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Love and Thoms decision. Eddie Synot’s accompanying post is here.
On Tuesday 11 February 2020, the High Court … Read the rest
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
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
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
BY BRUCE DYER
Dual citizen parliamentarians are banned under Australia’s Constitution – even if they don’t know of their foreign citizenship. The far-reaching implications of this are evident from Re Canavan and Re Gallagher.
The dual citizen ban results … Read the rest
AUSPUBLAW is pleased to present another of our occasional series of book forums. In this book forum, Dani Larkin and the Hon Robert French AC reflect on Dylan Lino’s Constitutional Recognition: First Peoples and the Australian Settler State. Dylan … Read the rest