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Freedom of Expression and the Ban on Arabic in NSW Prisons – Analysing Hamzy v Commissioner of Corrective Services [2020] NSWSC 414

BY ALEXANDRA GREY

The NSW Supreme Court’s judgment in Hamzy v Commissioner of Corrective Services, handed down in April, upholds the legality of NSW’s English-only rules on communication by “extreme high risk restricted” (EHRR) inmates. It provides a rare … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup July 2020

Welcome to the July edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late June. Due to the evolving nature of responses to COVID-19, some of the below events may have been … Read the rest

Will the Heydon scandal finally produce judicial appointments reform?

 BY ANDREW LYNCH

This week’s shocking revelations about the complaints of sexual harassment of young female associates working for Justice Dyson Heydon in his years on the High Court have prompted many reactions. Foremost has been admiration for the bravery … Read the rest

The confused construction of ‘non-refoulement’ in the Ministerial Directions for visa cancellations

BY CHRIS HONNERY

The number of visa cancellations on character grounds has increased by over 1100 per cent in the wake of December 2014 amendments to the Migration Act 1958 (Cth) (the Act). While outlining all the ways a visa … Read the rest

Climate change and human rights under the Australian Charters

BY KENT BLORE

Late last year, the Dutch case of Urgenda made international headlines when the Dutch Supreme Court found its government in breach of the rights to life and privacy for failing to scale up its emissions reductions targets … Read the rest

The Rightful Place of First Nations: Love & Thoms

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

Public Law Events Roundup March 2020

Welcome to the March edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. Please note that due to the evolving nature of responses to coronavirus, some of the below events may have been cancelled, postponed or otherwise amended. Please consult 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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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

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

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