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In August 2001 members of the Prison Reform Group of Western Australia and the combined Social Justice Commissions of the Uniting Church of Australia and the Anglican and Catholic Churches gathered together at the decommissioned Fremantle Jail to commemorate...
Lockouts have resurfaced in Australia since the introduction of enterprise bargaining. In this working paper analyse the growth in lockouts, employers use of them, and Australian lockout law. To bring Australia into the international mainstream Australia's 'liberal' lockout law needs reform.
The NSW Youth Drug Court (YDC) pilot program is aimed at reducing offending and drug use amongst young people who have become entrenched in the criminal justice system. Many participants have a range of other difficulties including poor educational achievement, dysfunctional family backgrounds and psychological...
Changes to the Copyright Act 1968 and Patents Act 1990 form a significant and complex part of the Bill to implement the Australia-US Free Trade Agreement. But the agreement does leave some room for Australia to decide the shape of its own law, so implementation...
The lack of uniformity in defamation law between the states and territories has been the subject of much criticism for over twenty five years. The Commonwealth Attorney-General has put forward a broad blueprint for a nationally consistent law. Unless the states and territories agree to...
This submission to the Attorney-General of Australia concerning proposals for a National Defamation Law relates primarily to the proposed defence of 'honest and reasonable opinion' and its requirement that to be defensible a defamatory opinion must be one a reasonable person, aware of the facts...
Morag Donaldson examines the main legislative provisions of the system of fault-based divorce which existed under the Matrimonial Causes Act 1959 and the main legislative provisions of the current system of no-fault divorce under the Family Law Act 1975.
This paper by Professor Howard Adelman (York University, Canada) states that preemption in the use of force is neither illegal nor unethical per se. An analysis of a concrete case in terms of norms - both legal and ethical - will be the author's basis...