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"The Castle", property, ‘just terms’ and the Constitution

Filed under: Constitutional Law, Renting & Leasing Property

Fans of The Castle can take two things away from the film: a) the Constitution has a ‘vibe’ and b) s 51(xxxi) states that property acquired by the Commonwealth...

Do we have the right to freedom of speech in Australia?

Filed under: Anti-Social Laws, Media Law, Constitutional Law

Some of us may presume that because we live in a liberal democracy like Australia, certain personal freedoms are a given – like free speech – and that...

Australia's electoral laws: you don’t ‘need’ to vote for anyone

Filed under: Administrative Law, Constitutional Law

Allow us to begin this piece with a confession: up until law school, this writer – like many other Australians, probably – had a greater familiarity with...

Parliamentary Privilege: The Law that Allows Politicians to Say Whatever they want in Parliament

Filed under: Constitutional Law

Not only does Australia have a Constitution, but it has a freedom of speech provision. Well, only for politicians. Here's why.

Increase in First Home Owner Grant Cap Amount

Filed under: Conveyancing, Buying a Home, Constitutional Law, Local Government, Building a Home

NSW Home owner grant cap for 2011

Federal Magistrates positions open – method of appointment scrutinised

Filed under: Commercial Litigation, Constitutional Law, Local Government

The Federal Attorney-General’s Department is seeking expressions of interest and nominations for Federal Magistrate positions. However the method...

Queensland next to implement national model laws for legal profession

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Local Government

Queensland is the latest jursidiction to implement reforms to the legal profession, after the Legal Profession Bill 2007 was passed by the state parliament...

How the Law Council of Australia is helping enhance the “business of all lawyers”

Filed under: Business & Commercial Law, Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Local Government

The Australian legal profession should be strong, independent and unflinchingly willing to defend individual rights and the rule of law,” according...

Activist judges will be destructive to public confidence in courts - Gleeson

Filed under: Constitutional Law

Judges should not be political activists or they could risk loss of public confidence in the courts, according to High Court Chief Justice Murray Glee...

Facelifts, security and greenies - new age justice coming to a court near you

Filed under: Constitutional Law, Local Government

The latest state supreme court undergoing a nip and tuck is Sydney's King Street Courts, which has finally undergone its $2.5 million upgrade to commemorate...

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