Welcome to the June edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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First … Read the rest “Public Law Events Roundup June 2019”
Welcome to the March edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. A big thankyou to the Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law’s social justice intern, Rosie Short, for compiling this roundup.
Before we get to the events … Read the rest “Public Law Events Roundup March 2019”
BY JOE MCINTYRE
Administrative Law has always exposed difficult constitutional fault lines. As the role of the State expanded, courts improvised responses to affect a broadly effective system of legal accountability for executive action. This evolution has, however, left a … Read the rest “What is Administrative Law About? Power, Rights, and Judicial Culture in Australia”
BY AARON MOSS
As the 2018 legal year kicks off, one inevitably begins to reflect upon the year that was, and the year that will be. As this post will demonstrate, 2017 was a particularly significant year for native title … Read the rest “Looking forward, looking back: Native Title in 2017 and 2018”
BY LYNSEY BLAYDEN
On 27 July 2017, after an 18-month long battle fought on various fronts, including through the courts, the NSW Premier, the Hon Gladys Berejiklian, announced that the government would not proceed with all remaining proposed amalgamations of … Read the rest “Council Amalgamations in NSW: A Study in How Not to Tackle Hard Policy”
BY BRENDAN GOGARTY
Last week’s Cabinet reshuffle in Tasmania might have passed by mainland Australians. It was one made in clearly ‘challenging circumstances‘ for the Government; with one Cabinet Minister quitting politics for family reasons and the other … Read the rest “Mistake to consolidate Premier and Attorney-General portfolios”
BY DAVID TAN
In the Engineer’s case, Higgins J stated:
‘The question [of constitutional interpretation] is, what does the language mean; and when we find what the language means, in its ordinary and natural sense, it is our duty to
… Read the rest “Section 44, Interpretation and Changing the Law”
BY BRUCE LINDSAY
Water management and decision-making is vulnerable to lobbying by powerful commercial interests, as was illustrated recently by the ABC Four Corners investigation into NSW water management. Even where such conduct cannot be categorised as corrupt in … Read the rest “‘Anti-corruption’, water and the Basin Plan”