Gabrielle Appleby

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UNSW celebrates the Centre’s successful engagement in key public law debates, human rights charters, technology and the law.

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The mission of Voice — Treaty — Truth in the Uluru Statement represents very carefully sequenced reforms. A proper understanding of these should guide any constitutional changes.

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There is a vacuum within the legal profession that allows sexist, racist and other troubling conduct to go unaddressed. This must change.

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Two former high court justices and constitutional experts have thrown their support behind the importance of a First Nations Voice to parliament.

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The proposed Indigenous voice to parliament is nowhere near as radical as the government portrays it, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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While public hearings may encourage some witnesses to approach an anti-corruption commission, others may be deterred, write Gabrielle Appleby and Grant Hoole.

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The government’s loss of the Solicitor-General's legal acumen and integrity is only the first blow. More serious is the harm done to the office itself, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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The unprecedented conflict between George Brandis and Commonwealth Solicitor-General Justin Gleeson has potentially serious repercussions for government under the rule of law, writes Gabrielle Appleby.

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When Attorney-General George Brandis was asked on Q&A about a parliamentary vote on the decision to go to war, he said that was not part of the Westminster tradition. Is that right?

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Britain’s highest legal officer was under enormous pressure to give the legal okay for the war in Iraq, writes Gabrielle Appleby. Australia can learn from the fallout.

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