Welcome to the March edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup.
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BY JESSIE BLACKBOURN
At the end of February 2017, David Anderson QC will step down from the position of Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation in the UK after six years in the job. It is not yet known who will … Read the rest
BY HEATHER ROBERTS
Monday, 30 January 2017 was an historic day. At 10:15am Susan Kiefel was sworn-in as Chief Justice of the High Court, the first woman to hold the office since the Court’s creation in 1903.
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BY TONY BLACKSHIELD
At the federal election on 2 July, Rod Culleton was among the more attractive candidates for Pauline Hanson’s One Nation – cheerfully free from any sign of cultural and ethnic prejudice, and given to enjoyably flamboyant flourishes … Read the rest
Welcome to the February edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. This is the first Events Roundup for 2017.
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BY SARAH MOULDS
The Criminal Code Amendment (High Risk Terrorist Offenders) Bill 2016 (Cth) (the Bill) provides for the continued detention of terrorist offenders in prison, after their sentences have been served, where the offender poses an unacceptable risk to … Read the rest
BY AMANDA SAPIENZA
As the retirement of Chief Justice Robert French from the High Court draws closer, there will be many occasions for reflecting on his legacy. The focus of this post is on an area in which he perhaps … Read the rest
BY RON LEVY AND GRAEME ORR
The US election just passed has made many people wonder about the merits of democracy. If an election can still be won using the dark rhetorics of earlier, troubled times in Western history, … Read the rest
By ANDREW EDGAR
The recent dispute between the Commonwealth Attorney-General, Senator George Brandis QC, and the Commonwealth Solicitor-General, Justin Gleeson SC, related to the Legal Services Amendment (Solicitor-General Opinions) Direction 2016. The amendment required referral of legal issues to … Read the rest
Welcome to the December edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. This will be the last roundup for 2016; the roundup will recommence in February next year.
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