Citizenship Cancellation: a new chapter in Australia’s fight against terror

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Dan McNamara With the threat of terror continuing to greatly affect international relations, state powers worldwide are scrambling to increase border protection and counterterrorism mechanisms. This article will consider the effect of the recent power granted to the Immigration Minister…

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Penalty Rate Changes

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Anonymous  It is estimated that 800,000–900,000 workers, will be impacted by the Fair Work Commissions’ (FWC) decision to reduce weekend penalty rates by 25%-50% (depending upon the industry) over the next 5 years. While there is highly persuasive evidence offered…

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Brave New Worlds: Challenges for Evidence in the 21st Century – A Student’s Perspective

Marcus Dahl The complicated relationship between the disciplines of law and science is never so openly on display as it is in the study of fact-finding in evidence law. What evidence is allowed in a trial, how it has been…

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Drawing the line: High Court upholds Senate electoral reforms

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Cain Sibley, Ken Powell The High Court considered, and rejected, five arguments against the reforms. On 13 May 2016, the High Court ruled that reforms made to the Senate electoral process earlier in 2016 were constitutionally valid. The decision underscored…

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Breaking the Glass Ceiling

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Brigid Horneman-Wren The appointment of Susan Kiefel AC as Chief Justice of the High Court of Australia in November last year challenged two of the key components of the longest standing stereotype of the legal profession: that it is dominated…

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