Aboriginal Australians not vulnerable to deportation

A fascinating look at the High Court’s 4-3 split in the recent Aboriginal citizenship & deportation cases.

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Can we come home now? Temporary Exclusion Orders Act raises serious constitutional concerns

PROFESSOR HELEN IRVING considers the prospect of a High Court challenge to the latest controversial counter terrorism laws.

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The Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction

Clients need to be advised of the Constitutional limits of NCAT’s jurisdiction so that alternative remedial avenues may be pursued. By RICHARD MCCULLAGH.

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Constitutional aspects of the NSW costs assessment system

MICHELLE CASTLE considers the question of whether a NSW costs assessor can determine matters between residents of different states and the Constitutional issues at play.

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The information that democracy needs: the 2018 Whitlam Oration

BRET WALKER SC delivered the 2018 Whitlam Oration in Parramatta. This abridged version is published with the permission of the Whitlam Institute.

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The constitutional cost of combatting espionage and foreign interference

The Federal Government has introduced three Bills to combat foreign interference in our political and electoral systems. Two have been passed. By HANNAH RYAN.

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High Court leaves NCAT standing with no standing for interstate party disputes

The High Court ruled the NCAT is not permitted to hear ‘Federal Matters’ including disputes between residents of different States of Australia. By TALITHA FISHBURN.

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Brown v Tasmania: High Court delivers a win for protesters

In Brown v Tasmania, the High Court applied the constitutional freedom of political communication to invalidate provisions of the Tasmanian Protestors Act. By AMELIA SIMPSON.

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Seven little Australians (and counting … )*

The dual citizenship case that has gripped the nation was decided in a decisive, single joint judgment of the High Court of Australia. By TONY…

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What to make of a history of repeated referendum failure

Many Australians are pessimistic about the prospects of future attempts at constitutional reform. By DR PAUL KILDEA.

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