AUSPUBLAW congratulates Mikaela Smith on winning the 2020 Sir Anthony Mason Constitutional Law prize, and is pleased to publish an edited version of her winning essay.
BY MIKAELA SMITH
In the recent case of Love v Commonwealth; Thoms v … Read the rest
BY PETER PRINCE AND EVE LESTER
‘it is imperative…that the common law should neither be nor be seen to be frozen in an age of racial discrimination’
Justice Brennan, Mabo v Queensland [No 2] (1992)
Participants in the … Read the rest
BY JAMES BARRETT
On 11 December 2020 the Full Court of the Federal Court delivered judgment for Mr McHugh. Mr McHugh claimed that he was being held in immigration detention unlawfully despite being Aboriginal, though he could not prove his … Read the rest
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
BY ELISA ARCIONI AND RAYNER THWAITES
This is the second of two posts AUSPUBLAW is featuring on the High Court’s Love and Thoms decision. Eddie Synot’s accompanying post is here.
On Tuesday 11 February 2020, the High Court … Read the rest
BY SUE MILNE
The Rule of Law requires that all, including the legislative, executive and judicial branches of government, are subject to the law. But what is the relevant law to which all are subject? In Plaintiff S195/2016 v Minister … Read the rest
BY PETER PRINCE
‘[I]f you have hundreds of years of racial discrimination, it’s likely that the vestiges of that discrimination linger on – and we should acknowledge that and own that’ – President Barack Obama
Emelda Davis of the Australian … Read the rest