Category: Democracy (page 1 of 9)

The “Car Park Rorts” Affair and Grants Regulation in Australia: How can We Fix the System?

BY YEE-FUI NG

Yet another rorts scandal is swirling around the federal government, dubbed the ‘car park rorts’ affair. The Auditor-General has reported that a $389 million car park construction fund has been administered ineffectively and that the Minister had … Read the rest

How culture shapes Australia’s referendum record

This post and the accompanying post by Gabrielle Appleby continue a 2021 special series, which is a companion to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s Global Public Law Virtual Book Series. The aim of the virtual book Read the rest

The First Nations Voice: A modest and congruent, yet radically transformative constitutional proposal

This post and the accompanying post by Paul Kildea continue a 2021 special series, which is a companion to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s Global Public Law Virtual Book Series. The aim of the virtual book Read the rest

Legislative morass and the rule of law: a warning, and some possible solutions

BY WILLIAM ISDALE AND CHRISTOPHER ASH

Introduction

Today, legislation is the predominant source of law. Its voluminous production is a central feature of our governance, and shows no signs of slowing. “[E]very day”, Waldron writes, “another demand emerges for … Read the rest

A critical review of City, State and potential implications for Australian cities

This post is the first in a 2021 special series, which is a companion to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s Global Public Law Virtual Book Series. The aim of the virtual book series is to invite Read the rest

Would a non-judicial inquiry into the allegation made against the Attorney-General undermine the rule of law?

BY LISA BURTON CRAWFORD

Murray Gleeson once said that ‘the rule of law is such a powerful rhetorical weapon, both in legal and political argument, that care should be taken in its deployment’. This is because the rule of law … Read the rest

On Voice, and finding a place to start

This is the third of five posts in a special series that AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the First Nations Voice to Parliament. This series is co-hosted with the newly launched Indigenous Constitutional Law Blog, and also features posts by Read the rest

The pandemic and the public trust

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.Read the rest

The National Cabinet: Presidentialised Politics, Power-sharing and a Deficit in Transparency

This is one of a special series of posts exploring the public law implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. For more information on the Gilbert + Tobin Centre’s work in the area of public law and public health, see here.Read the rest

Australia’s first trilingual statute

BY SHIREEN MORRIS AND JULIAN R MURPHY

With public attention firmly focused on the pandemic response, there was little fanfare when Victoria recently passed what appears to be Australia’s first trilingual statute – the Great Ocean Road and Environs Protection Read the rest

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