The Public Law Weekend enables ANU Law's Centre for Public Law to bring together a broad cross-section of the public law community including the judiciary, government, academia and the profession. The weekend provides an opportunity for practitioners, lawmakers and scholars to connect, engage and collaborate.
Loose and reckless civil rights talk increasingly characterises populist politics, from protecting citizens’ “rights” by opposing immigration to promoting “free speech” rights by permitting racist conduct. Simon Rice explores what civil rights actually are, and how easily the idea of "rights" can be used and abused in public debate.
ANU Constitutional Law expert, Associate Professor James Stellios is to deliver this year’s prestigious Professor Jack Richardson Memorial Oration.
Australia has had just three national plebiscites: two on conscription of troops during the first world war, and a 1977 vote on the national anthem. It seems likely parliament will need to pass the framework legislation for any marriage plebiscite.
The ANU-Alabama Joint Summer Program started as the brainchild of two mates and has grown to become one of the most sought after law student exchanges.
In less than 24 hours, Papua New Guineans will know the fate of Prime Minister Peter O’Neill when the national parliament sits for a vote of no-confidence. Bal Kama explores the three possible scenarios.
ANU College of Law alumnus, the Hon. Justice Alan Robertson of the Federal Court, has been appointed to the Australian Competition Tribunal.
One of Australia’s most pre-eminent judges, High Court Justice the Honourable Justice Stephen Gageler, has highlighted the importance and long-term value of the research produced by Australian legal academics.
Three ANU law students have won the opportunity to spend their holiday break studying with academics from the ANU College of Law through the Summer Research Scholarship.
Recent investigations into the alleged actions of Mal Brough have led some to suggest that “Westminster tradition” demands he step aside. But ANU Law expert Ryan Goss asks what does “Westminster tradition” mean in Australia, and how does ministerial responsibility work?