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The landmark Succession Act progressed through Parliament with all party backing and passed the Lower House on 27 September 2023. The Bill is a huge update to succession law to bring it into the modern age in one Act and replaces laws, some going back to King Charles II. The Act incorporates no fewer than seven past SALRI reports going back a decade. The Act implements 104 of SALRI's 118 recommendations over the seven reports.
5 October 2023 we celebrated the Adelaide Law School's 140th celebratory Gala Dinner at the National Wine Centre of Australia!
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.
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.
Three Adelaide Law School alumni will be enriched by professional international opportunities, after being awarded 2022 Fellowships from the Law Foundation of South Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.