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ARC success for ANU College of Law

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Congratulations to Associate Professor James Stellios, Associate Professor Alex Bruce, Professor Tom Faunce, Professor Don Rothwell and Dr Hitoshi Nasu for receiving Australian Research Council Grants for 2014.

The uncertainty of the constitutional restrictions confronting State governments when responding to law and order priorities

Associate Professor James Stellios with Professor John Williams and Dr Gabrielle Appleby

Administering Organisation: The Australian National University (with the University of Adelaide)

Discovery Project Summary

In a series of recent cases the High Court has emphasised the constitutional imperatives of judicial independence and impartiality in State court systems. These developments provide minimum human rights protections to individuals confronting criminal justice in the States. But what has not been considered is the cost of these developments. This project will investigate the uncertainty of the constitutional restrictions confronting State governments when responding to law and order priorities, and the extent to which these have led to the frustration of policy development and experimentation across the Australian federation.

Novel approaches to governance leadership in the frontier renewable energy technology of artificial photosynthesis

Professor Tom Faunce and Associate Professor Alex Bruce with Professor Michael Wasielewski, Professor Nathan Lewis, Professor Stenbjorn Styring, Professor Daniel Nocera and Professor Wolfgang Lubitz

Administering Organisation: The Australian National University

Discovery Project Summary

This project builds upon unique Australian interdisciplinary research and collaborations to develop novel approaches to governance leadership in the frontier renewable energy technology of artificial photosynthesis (making fuels from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide). It links established and emerging Australian scholars with eminent international experts to construct a framework for innovative law and public policy reform proposals that overcome impediments to rapid commercial deployment of this combined energy security and climate change solution.

A project to transform the International Law Library

Professor Don Rothwell and Dr Hitoshi Nasu with Professor Andrew Mowbray, Professor Graham Greenleaf, Professor Andrew Byrnes, Professor Erika Techera, Professor Chester Brown, Associate Professor Anthony Cassimatis, Professor Dan Svantesson, Professor Jane McAdam, Professor Ross Buckley, Professor Ana Vrdoljak, Associate Professor Julie Debeljak, Professor Dianne Otto, Professor Michael Blakeney, Associate Professor Timothy Stephens, Professor Michael Adams, Associate Professor Kevin Heller, Associate Professor Vai Io Lo, Mr Andrew Wells, Professor Holly Cullen and Dr Richard Joyce

Partner/Collaborating Eligible Organisation(s): The University of Melbourne, The University of New South Wales, The University of Sydney, The University of Western Australia, Bond University, University of Western Sydney, The University of Queensland, The Australian National University, Monash University

Administering Organisation: University of Technology, Sydney

Linkage, Infrastructure, Equipment and Facilities (LIEF 14) Project Summary

The International Law Library on the World Legal Information Institute: new content and facilities for the leading repository and citator for international law: The International Law Library on the AustLII-operated WorldLII system already provides the most comprehensive free-access location of international law research materials, attracting over two million annual page accesses. This project to transform the Library will expand all its content (international case law, treaties, other key resources and commentary); improve its distribution (for example, RSS feeds for new cases); automate updating processes; add extensive metadata to improve citation histories; and provide other metrics so users can recognise significant materials.  Necessary processing, storage and scanning equipment will be acquired. All international law research will be improved, as will Australian leadership in research infrastructure.

ARC Recipients

From left: Tom Faunce, Alex Bruce, James Stellios and Hitoshi Nasu

Updated: 15 November 2013/ Responsible Officer:  College General Manager, ANU College of Law / Page Contact:  Law Marketing Team