UNSW Law

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UNSW Law alumna and former Sex Discrimination Commissioner Elizabeth Broderick AO will reflect on her life in the law when she delivers the 2017 Hal Wootten Lecture on 24 August.

Same-sex marriage

The Turnbull government’s decision to put the Australian Bureau of Statistics in charge of a voluntary postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage has left many scratching their heads, writes Paul Kildea. 

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UN Special Rapporteur Philip Alston will outline how extreme inequality and poverty violate human rights when he delivers a free public lecture at UNSW on Thursday 10 August. 

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Debates about freedom of speech, privacy, anti-terror laws and ASIO powers make George Williams’ book urging a national charter of rights more timely than ever.

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A simple referendum question about consitutional change would leave the parliament to handle the detail of how to give Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders a voice in the legislative process, writes Rosalind Dixon.

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Tony Abbott's conservative manifesto proposal for governments to bypass the Senate is a step too far in the balance of federal power, writes George Williams.

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The recent forced removal of homeless people from a camp in central Sydney raises some difficult questions, writes Amelia Thorpe.

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Claiming to act on behalf of a terrorist network is not enough to amount to terrorism, writes George Williams.

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Technology is rapidly changing the legal profession so lawyers need to focus on what they can provide that a machine cannot, writes Michael Legg. 

Kiribati

We need to think more creatively about pre-emptive responses to displacement linked to the impacts of climate change and disasters, writes Jane McAdam.

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