George Williams

In a week when Australians are concerned for a teenage boy in a Bali police cell, our own Parliament may enact a law that could do far worse to asylum seeker children, writes George Williams.

Royals inside

The royal wedding raises concerns about rules of succession that reflect centuries-old prejudices against women and Catholics. But changing them will be a logistical nightmare.

The judges on Australia's highest court decided exactly half of the cases heard in 2010 unanimously - easily the highest rate of agreement seen in more than 30 years.

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The arrival in Australia of our future king, Prince William, reminds us of our failure to assert our full powers of self-government, writes UNSW Professor George Williams.

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UNSW staff and students will shape Australia's future when they take part in the Australia 2020 summit.

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The implications of the Federal government's intervention in Northern Territory Indigenous communities will be examined at a national forum this week organised by UNSW's Indigenous Law Centre.

Since 11 September 2001 the Australian government has created 44 new laws as a key component of its efforts to combat terrorism. A major international symposium, to be held at UNSW, will look at the challenges protection from the threat of terrorism presents to the rule of law.

2006 saw a large increase in the number of High Court rulings decided by a split bench, according to a report that will be presented at the sixth Constitutional Law Conference on 16 February.

Last year saw a large increase in the number of High Court rulings decided by a split bench, according to a report that will be presented at the sixth Constitutional Law Conference at UNSW.

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