Tag: Anti Association Laws

Inspector’s Review of ICAC

The President of the Rule of Law Institute, Robin Speed, has been an active participant in the NSW parliamentary committee inquiry into ICAC and the ICAC Inspector’s report to the Premier earlier this year, drawing the committee’s attention to the case of former SES commissioner Murray Kear.

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Organised crime bill in Queensland

The Queensland Government has recently tabled its proposed amendments to the organised crime scheme set up by the previous Newman Government. Some of these amendments signal a turn back towards the rule of law, while others raise potential concerns. The Institute will continue to monitor the debate.

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The powers of courts

A couple of weeks ago, the High Court handed down an important judgment about the powers and jurisdiction of courts. William Shrubb has a look.

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‘Kable’ and the rule of law

Today marks the 20th anniversary of the High Court’s judgment in the landmark case of the ‘Kable’ case. William Shrubb looks back on one of the most significant constitutional law cases of recent times.

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The principle of legality

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of an important High Court decision on the principle of legality. Jack Maxwell examines the principle.

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Sentencing at the ICC

In the fifth post in our series of collaborative posts with New South Wales Young Lawyers’ International Law Committee, Louisa Spiteri examines the ICC’s sentencing of a Congolese warlord.

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Roundtable on high risk offenders

Today, the Rule of Law Institute attended a roundtable hosted by the NSW Department of Justice, to discuss the state’s high risk offender post-sentence supervision and detention regime, together with representatives from Legal Aid NSW, the Aboriginal Legal Service, the Law Society of NSW, the NSW Bar Association, the NSW DPP, the Public Defenders Office, and the NSW Police Force.

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Muhammad Ali and equality before the law

In the fourth post in our series of collaborative posts with New South Wales Young Lawyers’ International Law Committee, Robert Size examines Muhammad Ali’s brush with the rule of law.

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Operation Demetrius

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Operation Demetrius, the British Army’s controversial dawn raids in Northern Ireland. William Shrubb looks back on the torture and imprisonment without trial that characterised the raids.

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