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Keeping watch on COVID-19 laws: are parliamentary committees up to the job?

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.

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Public Law Events Roundup May 2020

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

Frenetic law making during the COVID-19 pandemic: the impact on doctors, patients and the Medicare system

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.

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Democracy as the moral justification for judicial review

BY SALMAN SHAH

Introduction

There is a longstanding debate about whether it is democratically legitimate for a court to review the constitutional validity of a democratically elected parliament’s legislation. In a recent iteration of this debate, Jeremy Waldron adopts a … Read the rest

The Demos in a Pandemic – Staging Elections during a Health Emergency

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.

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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

Public Law Events Roundup April 2020

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

Law-making in a crisis: Commonwealth and NSW coronavirus regulations

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

Dr Yunupingu’s claim for native title compensation – the Constitutional path not yet trodden

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

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