Correcting the Record? Rebutting Five Flawed Defences of the Robodebt Programme

By Darren O’Donovan Today sees the publication of the Senate Committee on Community Affairs’ report into the Department of Human Services’ “robodebt” programme. This system first started to wedge its way into my life at the very tail end of… Continue Reading

Dr Darren O’Donovan in featured in the news

Earlier this week, La Trobe Law School’s senior lecturer Dr Darren O’Donovan was featured on various news channels, after publishing his blog piece titled, ‘Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record‘. Dr Darren O’Donovan was quoted in articles published… Continue Reading

Querying the Government’s Authority to “Correct the Record”

By Darren O’Donovan “We don’t comment on particular cases”.  Few lines are more ubiquitous in the public sphere. It is no surprise therefore, that the controversy regarding the disclosure of an individual’s personal information by the Department of Human Services… Continue Reading

Information & Advocacy: The Lifeblood of a Functioning National Disability Insurance Scheme

By Darren O’Donovan The notion of choice – the ability to choose and plan the delivery of your supports is fundamental to the National Disability Insurance Scheme. The central goal upon its creation was a shift from the rationed, top… Continue Reading

LLS Staff Seminar #1: When the Damages Run Dry: The Borderlines of Tort, Injury Compensation and Social Security

Dr Genevieve Grant Monash

In the first La Trobe Law School Staff Seminar for 2016, Dr Genevieve Grant, Lecturer at Monash Law School will discuss her research on tort law, ‘double dipping’ and special circumstances review decisions of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Abstract Tort… Continue Reading