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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...
July 12, 2018
Of What Use is Legal Expertise?
By Dr Edward Mussawir Senior Lecturer Griffith Law School Please note that this blog posts explores themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting. For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) Lifeline 13 11 14 Legal sch...
July 10, 2018
“Because of her, we can,” say Griffith Indigenous women
With NAIDOC week upon us, three of Griffith’s most prominent indigenous students share their personal stories.
July 09, 2018
Changing our endangered relationship with wildlife
We are in the midst of a mass extinction crises. We are losing entire species at an unprecedented rate, and we - us humans - are to blame.
July 05, 2018
Retreating from the Human Rights Council is not the Answer
By Donald K. Anton Director, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University Professor of International Law, Griffith Law School The United States (US) announced on the 20th of June 2018 that it was withdrawing from its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). It added another sad day for thos...