Category: Legislative process (page 1 of 2)

Raised Voices: Parliamentary Debate in Indigenous Languages

BY TIMOTHY GOODWIN AND JULIAN R MURPHY

Last week, history was made in the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly. The Independent Member for Nhulunbuy, Yingiya Mark Guyula, debated in Djambarrpuyngu, an Indigenous language of North East Arnhem Land. A significant … Read the rest “Raised Voices: Parliamentary Debate in Indigenous Languages”

Book Forum: Andrew Byrnes

Andrew Byrnes provides the first post in our book forum on Adam Fletcher’s Australia’s Human Rights Scrutiny Regime: Democratic Masterstroke or Mere Window DressingTo see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Lisa Burton Read the rest “Book Forum: Andrew Byrnes”

Book Forum: Lisa Burton Crawford

Lisa Burton Crawford provides the second post in our book forum on Adam Fletcher’s Australia’s Human Rights Scrutiny Regime: Democratic Masterstroke or Mere Window DressingTo see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Andrew Read the rest “Book Forum: Lisa Burton Crawford”

Book Forum: Harry Hobbs

Harry Hobbs provides the third post in our book forum on Adam Fletcher’s Australia’s Human Rights Scrutiny Regime: Democratic Masterstroke or Mere Window DressingTo see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Andrew ByrnesRead the rest “Book Forum: Harry Hobbs”

Book Forum: Adam Fletcher

Adam Fletcher replies to reflections from Andrew Byrnes, Lisa Burton Crawford and Harry Hobbs on his book Australia’s Human Rights Scrutiny Regime: Democratic Masterstroke or Mere Window Dressing? To see all posts please click here.

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Can Standing Orders Prevent a Simple Majority of the House of Representatives From Passing a Bill Against the Government’s Wishes?

BY ANNE TWOMEY

Lacking an outright majority in the House of Representatives, the Morrison Government is facing the prospect that not only might it lose votes in the lower House, but a bill might be passed against its wishes, such … Read the rest “Can Standing Orders Prevent a Simple Majority of the House of Representatives From Passing a Bill Against the Government’s Wishes?”

Northern Rights, Southern Law: Queensland’s proposed new human rights statute

BY JEREMY GANS

Introducing a bill to fulfil a two-year-old election pledge on a Wednesday morning, the Queensland Premier labelled it ‘the best and surest means of maintaining for us and our posterity the human rights declared by the … Read the rest “Northern Rights, Southern Law: Queensland’s proposed new human rights statute”

Dancing with Dicey: A Century of Flexible State Constitutions

BY CHRIS PIGGOTT-MCKELLAR

One hundred years ago this month, rumblings that the constitutional ground in Australia was about to shift underfoot were felt when the High Court handed down its decision in McCawley v R (1918) 26 CLR 9 (‘… Read the rest “Dancing with Dicey: A Century of Flexible State Constitutions”

Rotten Behaviour in the Coward’s Castle?

BY SARAH HOOK AND ELEN SEYMOUR

In Coleman v Power, Kirby J said:

One might wish for more rationality, less superficiality, diminished invective and increased logic and persuasion in political discourse. But those of that view must find another

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Renewing the NDIS: Refocusing the Eligibility Debate

BY DARREN O’DONOVAN

The eligibility test for accessing the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) has risen to the front pages of the nation’s media amidst debates about the future position of autism within the scheme. This post introduces the criteria … Read the rest “Renewing the NDIS: Refocusing the Eligibility Debate”

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