What’s the Use of Public Interest Advocacy?

Abstract Looking back at three major cases he was involved in as a public interest advocate, Ray reflects on the ongoing questions: what’s the use of public interest advocacy and does it have a place at law school? The cases… Continue Reading

Recent Judicial Reforms in China: Circular Reforms or a Breakthrough for the Chinese Judiciary?

This presentation examines judicial reforms that were initially launched in 1999. It starts with an analysis of the fundamental problems and difficulties that impeded judicial reforms over the past two decades or so. This will be followed by a careful analysis… Continue Reading

The ‘Right to Humiliate’: Basic income and the dignity of welfare recipients

By Caitlin O’Gorman The federal government’s move to introduce mandatory drug testing for welfare recipients is yet another attempt to criminalise, punish and stigmatise those receiving income support payments. The trial would see Newstart and Youth Allowance recipients in Mandurah,… Continue Reading

Social inequality in Australia: Is it time to seriously consider a UBI?

By Hillary Montague A Universal Basic Income (“UBI”) may overcome social structural inequalities, poverty and the loss of dignity simultaneously and effectively. With the implementation of a UBI, individuals would have greater access to fully recognising their human rights. A… Continue Reading

A Settlement, not a Solution.

By Sarah Yigit The Nauru and Manus Island offshore detention centres have been at the cornerstone of continuous controversy. A class action brought against the Australian Commonwealth on behalf of 1923 asylum seekers and refugees detained on Manus Island has… Continue Reading

The Forgotten Women on Nauru

By Emily Treeby Last month, Federal Liberal MP Russel Broadbent endorsed in parliament the message of the #BringThemHere campaign. The Victorian moderate broke ranks with government policy and called for refugees in offshore detention to be resettled permanently in Australia.… Continue Reading

Angelo Capuano joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Angelo Capuano joined La Trobe Law School as a Lecturer. He currently teaches in the law school’s Juris Doctor Program. Angelo is nearing the completion of his PhD at Monash University’s Faculty of Law. He holds a Bachelor of… Continue Reading

Raphael de Vietri joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Raphael de Vietri joined La Trobe Law School as a part-time lecturer. Aside from working as a lecturer, Raphael de Vietri is also a lawyer. He practices and teaches criminal law and related areas. He has a particular interest… Continue Reading

Dr Julia Dehm joins La Trobe Law School

Recently, Dr Julia Dehm joined La Trobe Law School as a Lecturer. Her research addresses international climate change law and regulation, transnational carbon markets and the governance of natural resources as well as human rights issues. Her PhD thesis on… Continue Reading