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August 10, 2018
How courts compete with each other
By Professor John Flood Professor of Law and Society Griffith Law School It can be a harsh world in the world of courts today. Competition is intensifying. Courts not only have to pay their way, they now have to face challenge from equivalent courts in foreign jurisdictions. What might have been a c...
August 02, 2018
Technologising the poor: Cashless Debit Card trials expanding despite no credible evidence regarding positive outcomes
By Dr Shelley Bielefeld Senior Lecturer Griffith Law School Australia’s social security system has undergone significant change in recent years, where the poor are increasingly subject to technologically enhanced oversight. The Cashless Debit Card (CDC) is part of this trend. The CDC was triggered b...
August 02, 2018
AEL research shines in Three Minute Thesis Heats
Griffith Criminology Institute doctoral student Moses Amagnya took out first place in the Arts, Education and Law (AEL) heat of the annual Three Minute Thesis Competition held at Griffith’s South Bank campus yesterday. Moses was one of three finalists out of the eleven contestants who will now...
July 27, 2018
A snapshot of challenges and changes in the legal system in Queensland: June and July 2018
By Ms Zoe Rathus AM, Director of Legal Clinic One of the pleasures of being an academic is the opportunity to contribute to and participate in community and academic events dealing with critical current issues. Over the last few weeks I facilitated a community discussion about domestic violence and...
July 19, 2018
Whatever happened to responsible lending? Disturbing evidence at the Financial Services Royal Commission
By Associate Professor Therese Wilson, Dean of Law and Head of School Griffith Law School Under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009, credit providers are required to lend responsibly. This means that before lending, the credit provider must assess the suitability of a loan for a borrowe...
July 16, 2018
Carl Schmitt’s Die Buribunken: A Troubling Critique of Informational Existence 100 years on
By Kieran Tranter and Edwin Bikundo It is little known that among Carl Schmitt’s first publications was Die Buribunken published in the journal SUMMA in 1918. Even readers otherwise familiar with Schmitt’s later writings would be surprised. Die Buribunken can only be described as a piece of speculat...