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AJL20 v Commonwealth: Non-refoulement, indefinite detention and the ‘totally screwed’

BY SANGEETHA PILLAI

It’s coming up to the 30th birthday of Australia’s policy of mandatory immigration detention for non-citizens who do not hold a visa. Throughout its lifetime, the policy has remained a controversial cornerstone of Australia’s migration law … Read the rest

Parklands Darwin Pty Ltd v Minister for Infrastructure, Planning and Logistics [2021] NTSCFC 4: The ‘Direction Principle’ Diminished?

BY TRISTAN TAYLOR

Introduction

In 1996, the High Court struck down the validity of an ad hominem continuing detention legislative regime in the landmark case of Kable v Director of Public Prosecutions (1996) 189 CLR 51 (Kable). The … Read the rest

Overcoming Graham: The s 75(v) constitutional guarantee and non-disclosure in migration and citizenship decisions

BY ISOLDE DANIELL

The Migration and Citizenship Legislation Amendment (Strengthening Information Provisions) Bill 2020 (Cth) (the Bill) was introduced to the Commonwealth House of Representatives on 10 December 2020. It has since been considered by the Senate Standing … Read the rest

MZAPC: Calibrating constitutional limits on legislative power

BY EMILY HAMMOND

The High Court’s decision in MZAPC v Minister for Immigration & Border Protection [2021] HCA 17 reveals continuing differences in judicial approach to a central concept for Australian judicial review – jurisdictional error. In this post, I … Read the rest

Courts and COVID-19: Challenges and Opportunities in Australia

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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The High Court on Constitutional Law: The 2017 Term Keynote Address to 2018 Constitutional Law Conference

BY JUSTIN GLEESON SC

 

This post is a keynote paper that was delivered by Justin Gleeson SC at the 2018 Constitutional Law Conference in Sydney. Noting that other papers at the conference covered individual cases from 2017, Mr Gleeson Read the rest

Knight’s Watch: Ad Hominem Parole Legislation Hits the High Court

BY SARAH MURRAY

Section 74AA of the Corrections Act 1986 (Vic) is an extraordinary provision. Ad hominem in nature, it is directed at Julian Knight. Knight, perpetrator of the Hoddle Street massacre, was sentenced in 1988 by the Victorian … Read the rest

Clive Palmer and the bankruptcy ‘Star Chamber’?  The granting of powers of inquiry to courts under Ch III of the Constitution

BY DAN WESTBURY

In Palmer v Ayers, the High Court considered the congruence of powers of examination given to the Federal Court in its supervision of bankruptcy with Chapter III of the Constitution. In modern constitutional law, the separation … Read the rest

Burns v Corbett: the latest word on State tribunals and judicial power

BY ANNA OLIJNYK

We live in an age of tribunals. Although tribunals existed at the time of federation, the framers of the Australian Constitution could never have imagined the prominence of administrative tribunals in our justice system today. Small wonder, … Read the rest

Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia: A constitutional chapter in a very long story

Anna Olijnyk

BY ANNA OLIJNYK

More than a quarter of a century ago, the Bell Group of companies – central to the ‘WA Inc’ saga – collapsed. Two weeks ago, in Bell Group NV (in liq) v Western Australia (‘Bell GroupRead the rest

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