Author: ROL Staff

RoLIA welcomes Rule of Law Audit

The Rule of Law Institute of Australia today welcomed the announcement by the Attorney-General that the Government would be referring to the Australian Law Reform Commission the task of auditing legislative encroachments which...

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Tough new bikie laws – what’s the problem?

Federal Justice Minister Michael Keenan has foreshadowed tougher national unexplained wealth laws. These laws reverse the onus of proof. Where there is a “reasonable suspicion” that an individual has engaged in serious criminal...

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Legal Responses to Criminal Organisations 2013

Responses by State and Territory parliaments to violent incidents involving criminal organisations has led to the passing of laws which raise rule of law concerns. Diminishing the presumption of innocence through...

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South East Queensland Resources

Last week I visited schools in South Eastern Queensland and spoke to students at Springwood State High School, Coomera Anglican College and Sheldon College. My presentations to students focused on a range of topics such as the...

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Limits to freedom of political communication

A Paper for the Economics and Business Educators’ Legal Studies Conference in 2013 on High Court Cases and the state of the freedom of political communication. Freedom took a further hit with the decision of a Federal Circuit...

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Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013

RoLIA has made a submission to the Senate Inquiry into the Telecommunications Amendment (Get a Warrant) Bill 2013. The Bill is a private senator’s bill which is intended to require investigative agencies to obtain a warrant to...

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