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Book Forum: Brendan Lim

Brendan Lim provides the second post in our book forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Katherine Biber and Heather RobertsRead the rest

Book Forum: Heather Roberts

Heather Roberts provides the third post in our book forum on Susan Bartie’s Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts please click here. Click through for posts by Katherine Biber and Brendan LimRead the rest

Book Forum: Susan Bartie

Susan Bartie replies to reflections from Katherine Biber, Brendan Lim and Heather Roberts on her book Free Hands and Minds: Pioneering Australian Legal Scholars. To see all posts, please click here.

BY SUSAN BARTIE

It was a … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup February 2021

Welcome to the February edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late January.

Before we get to the events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to the following … Read the rest

Public Law Events Roundup December 2020

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

What are the limits of hypothetical (federal) jurisdiction?

BY MICHAEL DOUGLAS

‘The first duty of any Court, in approaching a cause before it, is to consider its jurisdiction’.

So said Isaacs ACJ in Hazeldell Ltd v Commonwealth (1924) 34 CLR 442, 446. With reference to that orthodoxy, … Read the rest

Northern Land Council v Quall – implications for the exercise of statutory functions by corporations

BY WILLIAM ISDALE AND SAMUEL WALPOLE

On 7 October the High Court delivered its judgment in Northern Land Council v Quall [2020] HCA 33 (NLC v Quall). On its face, the decision is about whether or not certain … Read the rest

The pandemic and the public trust

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

Public Law Events Roundup November 2020

Welcome to the November edition of the AUSPUBLAW Australian Public Law Events Roundup. The events in this roundup were compiled in late October.

Before we get to the events roundup, we would like to draw your attention to the following … Read the rest

How should a court respond to an immaterial error of law?

BY LISA BURTON CRAWFORD

In the recent case of ABT17 v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, the High Court unanimously held that a decision of the Immigration Assessment Authority (‘IAA’) to refuse a protection visa to the applicant … Read the rest

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