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Australia Day- a time to celebrate

Australia Day is a time to
celebrate our shared values: respect, inclusion, civility, responsibility, compassion, equality and the opportunity to have a fair go; and appreciate our democratic rights and the rule of law

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Digital Justice in a Pandemic

During the pandemic, the Courts had to adjust procedures to allow justice to continue even during lockdowns resulting in digital justice. This had disadvantages and advantages with lessons to be learnt

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The Rule of Law in Roe v Wade and Dobbs

In Dobbs, both the majority, and the minority, rely upon the rule of law in aid of their judgments for the constitutional validity, and invalidity, of State laws permitting abortion.

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Magna Carta and Checks and Balances

How do you stop a dictator? What do you do when you are ruled by a tyrant

Surprisingly, the answer comes from the Magna Carta. A time in 1215 when the English were ruled by a tyrant, King John.

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Civics and Citizenship Education in NSW

This Report considers what civics and citizenship content students in New South Wales are exposed to. This is achieved by comparing the current civics and citizenship content of the New South Wales curriculum with the civics and citizenship content in version 8.4 of the Australian Curriculum

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Tribute Judge Zahra

Peter Zahra, who died this week, was much more than the NSW District Court judge who was running the embezzlement trial of Guy Sebastian’s former manager, Titus Day.

Behind the scenes Judge Zahra was one of the biggest supporters of a program that gives law and commerce students direct access to NSW courts.

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Case Study comparison on Independent Judiciary

This resource provides a comparison of the experience of judicial independence across three nations – Australia, Poland and Afghanistan, examining the role of the constitution and the associated the impacts of constitutional changes on judicial discretion and power, and therefore the achievement of the Rule of Law.

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