Law

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Report

Parliamentary scrutiny of human rights in New Zealand: glass half full?

This research is a focused project on one aspect of the parliamentary process. It provides a contextualised account of select committees and their scrutiny of human rights with a particular emphasis on New Zealand’s 52nd Parliament in the 2017-2019 period.
Report

Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas)

This document discusses the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas) (JRA) and examines whether there is a need to reform the ACT. This report also identifies the limitations which the courts have placed on the scope of judicial review, considers whether those limitations are justified and...
Report

Demand for sharing economy mobility services: the market, brand growth & behaviour change

There has been a rapid global rise in both bike and car share offerings. Yet many of these have only current low adoption levels, highlighting a pressing need to understand the consumer behaviour that surrounds their adoption. This research maps how future mobility and demand...
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Legal tools and measures for adaptation and managing climate risk in Victoria

The project examines the way in which law and governance arrangements shape climate change adaptation in Victoria. This project focuses particularly on the legal, regulatory and institutional dimensions of managing the risks posed by extreme events such as floods and heatwaves (climate risks).
Briefing paper

Legal tools for adaptation

The VCCCAR funded project, Governance Models for Adaptation and Natural Disaster Risk Management, is investigating Victorian legal, financial and institutional frameworks for managing the risks of extreme events and natural disasters. It will identify specific risk management mechanisms in land use planning, catchment management, natural...
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Governance models for natural disaster risk management: legal, regulatory, institutional and financial risk mechanisms - final report

The focus on law and governance has enabled the project to examine a wide range of drivers and mechanisms that influence adaptation around extreme events and drawn attention to the many different actors involved in shaping how climate risk is managed in Victoria, including businesses...
Report

State-sponsored homophobia

This publication compiles data on laws that affect people on the basis of their sexual orientation - a fundamental resource for researchers, civil society organisations, governments and the general public.
Discussion paper

Review of the Judicial Review Act 2000 (Tas)

This paper evaluates Tasmania’s current laws governing the review of administrative decisions, and seeks community input on this topic.
Transcript

The information that democracy needs

The Whitlam Oration has become a respected platform for prominent Australians to provide serious commentary on the contemporary relevance of the Whitlam Legacy and to contribute to public debate. This Oration continues this great tradition.
Report

Digital freedoms in international law: practical steps to protect human rights online

With around 2.3 billion users, the Internet has become part of the daily lives of a significant percentage of the global population, including for political debate and activism. While states are responsible for protecting human rights online under international law, companies responsible for Internet infrastructure...