UNSW Law

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The government may be hoping that the momentum built towards the same-sex marriage postal vote will dissuade the High Court from striking it down, but George Williams says this may be a poor bet.

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Immigration Minister Peter Dutton should learn to live with lawyers who help in matters of life and death, writes Claire Higgins.

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Constitutional law expert George Williams has given a frank assessment of the government's High Court prospects on dual citizenship and the same-sex marriage postal vote 

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Australia's latest asylum policy appears to be deportation by destitution, writes Claire Higgins.

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Against a backdrop of rapid technological innovation and disruption, an international research collaboration is researching the impact of technology on financial institutions and their regulation.

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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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