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Law and Ethics presentation at Australian Red Cross Event

RUMLAE Director Prof Dale Stephens presents on Law and Ethics at Australian Red Cross Event

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JESSUP 2024

Last week, a remarkable opportunity unfolded for a group of 5 incredibly dedicated Adelaide Law students as they delved into the thrilling realm of public international law through the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition

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SALRI in 2023: a fruitful year of law reform

With considerable output and impact over its 13 years of operation, 2023 has been another busy but productive and rewarding year for the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI). 

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Collaborative Conversations in Law Reform

SALRI takes an active role to promote enhanced links and cooperation between Commonwealth and Australian law reform bodies. There are many common issues, themes and challenges in modern law reform and ample scope for fruitful cooperation. 

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Adelaide Law School's 140th celebratory Gala Dinner

5 October 2023 we celebrated the Adelaide Law School's 140th celebratory Gala Dinner at the National Wine Centre of Australia!

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Aboriginal Peoples and the Law Field Trip

During the semester break, students and academics taking part in the "Aboriginal Peoples and the Law" program embarked on a transformative journey to the Yorke Peninsula.

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RUMLAE Digital Resilience Conference

On 4 September 2023, RUMLAE’s inaugural Digital Resilience Conference was held at the Ingkarni Wardli Building at the University of Adelaide. A diverse range of topics were canvassed, including the international law governing cyber operations and cyberweapons, regulation of company action in response to cybersecurity concerns, potential control of misinformation and disinformation in Australia and abroad, and the practical and legal management of data breach incidents. The day featured presentations from a number of Adelaide Law School academics and students, including Professor Dale Stephens, Emeritus Professor Christopher Symes, Associate Professor Beth Nosworthy and PhD student Karina Galliford.

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Adelaide Law School Alumni win prestigious international fellowships

Three Adelaide Law School alumni will be enriched by professional international opportunities, after being awarded 2022 Fellowships from the Law Foundation of South Australia.

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Adelaide Law School Statement of Support for an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Voice

There is overwhelming support by the staff of the Adelaide Law School for all three proposals of the Uluru Statement from the Heart and, in particular, the ‘yes’ position in the 2023 referendum.

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Law Reform International Meeting of Minds

SALRI meet-up with leading law reformers, lawyers, judges and academics in London and Limerick to share knowledge and experiences around topical law reform issues and law reform.

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Inaugural Lorne Neudorf Cup

Recently, a social evening of salutation, sport and snacks was held on Level 5 of the Ligertwood building. It was also the inaugural run of the Lorne Neudorf Cup – an (elite) round robin air hockey tournament!

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Review of the migration system. Final Report 2023

On 2 September 2022, the Minister for Home Affairs, the Hon Clare O'Neil MP announced three eminent persons would lead a comprehensive review of Australia's migration system to ensure it better meets existing challenges and sets a clear direction for the coming decades. Professor Joanna Howe was appointed as one of the three reviewers.

 

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SALRI Regional and Aboriginal Engagement

The independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) visited Clare, Port Pirie and Port Augusta 20-21 April 2023 as part of its ongoing engagement with regional and Aboriginal communities. This visit included seeking input on SALRI’s current reference into the role and operation of suppression orders and updating interested parties on SALRI’s recent major report into the operation of the Mental Health Act.   

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The major SALRI report

The major SALRI report into the operation of the Mental Health Act (SA) will be publicly released  after its presentation to the Minister for Health, the Hon Chris Picton.

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2023 ABLE HDR Conference - HDR Students

The Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Economics organised the 2023 ABLE HDR Conference on 12 April in Adelaide National Wine Centre!

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Red Cross International IHL Moot in Hong Kong

Two of our law students have been doing mooting 'battle' on the world stage in Hong Kong representing Australia in the Red Cross International IHL Moot competition. Annalise Delic and Maddie McNeil have won the Grand Final!

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Prof Stephens participates in Indo-Pacific Centre for Military Law (IPCML) operations law course

RUMLAE director Professor Dale Stephens (in his reserve Navy Officer capacity) has been heavily involved this month in teaching and managing the Indo-Pacific Centre for Military Law 2023 Command and Staff Operations Law Course in Canberra. 

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Broadening Horizons: Encouraging Law Students to Work in Regional and Aboriginal Communities

On January 18, the Adelaide Law School hosted a trivarsity workshop attended by guests from our fellow South Australian law schools, industry, and the legal sector, as well as past and present Adelaide law students (most of whom had attended our immersion trips throughout rural SA in 2022).

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SALRI in 2022: The year in review

2022 has proved yet another busy and productive year for the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI). SALRI is an independent non-partisan law reform body based at the University of Adelaide Law School. The Law Reform elective is linked to SALRI. The work undertaken in the Law Reform class plays a valuable role to inform and support SALRI’s work. 

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SALRI independent review

The major SALRI independent review of the operation of the Ageing and Adult Safeguarding Act (SA) was tabled on 2 November in Parliament.

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The University’s 2022 scholarship celebration

The University’s 2022 Scholarship Celebration was held on Monday 24 October.

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Law School students visit the Eyre Peninsula

On Tuesday 20 September 2022, a group of 13 students and 4 staff from the Adelaide Law School embarked on a four-day regional tour to explore the exciting, but often overlooked, employment opportunities that exist in regional and Aboriginal communities throughout South Australia.

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International Perspectives conference at Nottingham Trent University

Dr David Plater and Olga Pandos presented with Dr Cerian Griffiths at the Participation, Vulnerability and the Legal Process: International Perspectives conference at Nottingham Trent University.

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Prof Stephens Participates in San Remo Manual Update in Norway Workshop

In late May, Prof Stephens attended a workshop sponsored by the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Tromso, Norway to update the 1994 San Remo Manual on the Law of Naval Warfare.

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Report and webinar on the need for wage growth

Adelaide Law School’s Professor Andrew Stewart is the lead author on an important new report, The Wages Crisis Revisited, which discusses the need for wage growth in Australia and explains how it could be achieved.

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Adelaide Law School students visited Clare, Port Pirie and Port Augusta

Adelaide Law School students and staff thank all who generously contributed to our recent insightful exposure and engagement trip to regional and Aboriginal communities in SA.

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Adelaide Law School Dean appointed

Professor Judith McNamara has been appointed as the new Dean of Law at the University of Adelaide’s Adelaide Law School.

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2021: Another Busy Year for SALRI and Law Reform in South Australia

It has been another busy and productive year, despite the ongoing COVID-19 situation, for the South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI). SALRI is an independent law reform body based at the Adelaide University Law School which was established in December 2010 under an agreement between the University of Adelaide, the Attorney-General and the Law Society of South Australia. SALRI’s output and impact in 2021 has remained significant.

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Vulnerable people to have better access to justice

Vulnerable people who have difficulty communicating should have better assistance when accessing the justice system, according to a new report.

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SALRI celebrates 10 years of law reform

The work of the independent South Australian Law Reform Institute (SALRI) has led to landmark changes to many of the state’s laws since it was conceived in December 2010.  On Tuesday 26 October 2021, SALRI’s work, which has benefited many sectors of the community, was celebrated at a reception at Government House, hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Frances Adamson AC, Governor of South Australia. Read the full article here

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