La Trobe Law School Alumnus Stephanie Falconer on her CAALAS placement: “I really feel like I was able to make a difference.”

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Every law graduate is required to do a certain amount of hours of professional placement before admission. While gaining this full time legal experience is invaluable some people can  feel quite intimidated (and even inconvenienced) by the idea of finding… Continue Reading

Marriage Equality: The Plebiscite is Not The Answer

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By Alfarid Hussain Over the past few years, the debate over marriage equality in Australian politics has shown no signs of resolution. Consequently, the fate of many same-sex couples is now dependent on a plebiscite despite the fact that the Parliament could… Continue Reading

Law in Context Special Issue: Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia – Call For Papers

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Law in Context Special Issue: Disability, Rights and Law Reform in Australia – Recent Trends To be published in 2017 The United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (‘the Disability Convention’) which entered into force in May… Continue Reading

The Meaning of “threat to the person’s life or liberty” in the Migration Act

By Craig Over In Minister for Immigration and Border Protection v WZAPN; WZARV v Minister for Immigration and Border Protection [2015] HCA 22, the High Court of Australia ruled that, under the Migration Act 1958 (Cth),‘a threat to the person’s life of liberty’… Continue Reading