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

Fatima Kanji wins the Law School heat of the Three Minute thesis competition!

La Trobe Law School congratulates Fatima Kanji (Winner) and Perla Guarneros Sanchez (Runner Up), in the Law School heat of the Three Minute thesis competition.  The 3MT©  competition is an exhilarating exercise, where Higher Degree Research students have three minutes… Continue Reading

Honorary Justice Michael Kirby celebrates 25th anniversary of La Trobe Law School

On the evening of 4 May 2017, Honorary Justice Michael Kirby was a panel member for La Trobe University’s bold thinking lecture on Health, Law and Sexuality. He was joined by fellow panel members Professor Gary Dowsett (Director of ARCSHS),… Continue Reading

Staff Seminar: International Law in Australian Public Debate

In this staff seminar, Dr Madelaine Chiam will present a paper titled, ‘International Law in Australian Public Debate’. Abstract The debate over the Trump administration’s missile attacks on Syria demonstrates how governments are now routinely expected to provide international legal… Continue Reading

Nicola Henry in The Conversation: “University sexual assault policies are often ‘inconsistent’ and ‘confusing”

On 1 March 2017, La Trobe Legal Studies’ Senior Lecturer Dr Nicola Henry published an article in The Conversation titled ‘University sexual assault policies are often ‘inconsistent’ and ‘confusing‘ In the article, Dr Nicola Henry comments on the issue of… Continue Reading

Disability, Health and Accessing the NDIS: Mastering the Maze of Interfaces

By Darren O’Donovan The recently announced review of the costs of the National Disability Insurance Scheme has triggered debates regarding a perceived “blow out” in scheme costs. Government attempts to isolate the question of “cost” however, should not be allowed… Continue Reading

Rose Clayton on her internship at the ASRC: “This experience could never have been replicated in a classroom.”

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre and La Trobe Law School partnered together in 2016 to create a new Fast Track Clinic for asylum seekers who had arrived by boat and needed to apply for protection. The clinic was to be… Continue Reading

Jennifer Kanis at the second Alumni Law Breakfast: “We are hoping to build up the community to make a difference.”

On Friday 23 September 2016 the La Trobe Law School welcomed Jennifer Kanis, Director of Advocacy and Campaigns at the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC)  as the keynote speaker at this semester’s alumni breakfast held at our City Campus in… Continue Reading

La Trobe Law School Student Presents at the International Conference on Adoption Research

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La Trobe Law School PhD student, Ms Thuy Thi Thu Trieu, presented a paper titled ‘Openness in Inter-country Adoption and the Right to Identity of the Child’ at the 5th International Conference on Adoption Research at the Auckland University of… Continue Reading

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Public Event: ‘Legally Defensible? A Legal Examination of Refugee Policies and Associated Implications’

On 18 February 2016, at La Trobe Law School’s City Campus, the Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) will be hosting Labor MP Anna Burke and Greens Senator Sarah Hanson-Young as they discuss their parties’ refugee policies and plans. Joining them in discussion… Continue Reading