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November 08, 2018

Griffith experts to prepare Human Rights Bill submission

Griffith’s law experts will meet next week to discuss the impact of the proposed Human Rights Act in Queensland.

November 05, 2018

Griffith Law School academics welcome Qld’s Human Rights Act

Griffith Law School academics welcome Queensland’s Human Rights Act Bill and are available for comment  Associate Professor Sue Harris-Rimmer, Australian Research Council Future Fellow says: “This is an important bill for Queensland, especially remote and regional Queensland. This bill will fo...

November 04, 2018

Regulating Animal Protection: The Impetus for Reform

By Dr Steven White Griffith Law School Issues of animal protection continue to command significant attention in a crowded national policy and political agenda. The harm experienced by animals exported live to south-east Asia and the Middle East is regularly highlighted in investigative exposés, most...

November 01, 2018

The Olympics for South East Queensland? Thinking more deeply about infrastructure and legacy

By Associate Professor Sue Harris-Rimmer Griffith Law School South-east Queensland (SEQ) has just hosted the Commonwealth Games and is preparing to bid for the 2032 Olympic Games.  As a successful bid brings the potential of spending around $12 billion of taxpayers’ money, Susan Harris Rimmer ...

October 26, 2018

Artist as Witness: Painting a Criminal Trial

By Dr Karen Crawley Griffith Law School The latest series of paintings by Australian contemporary artist Julie Fragar, currently exhibiting at the Sarah Cottier Gallery in Sydney, emerged from an act of protracted witnessing.  In late 2017 she attended a two-week long murder trial in the Supreme Cou...

October 25, 2018

‘Principles and Purpose – Stepping up to Refugee Protection in this Era of Displacement’ – The Michael Whincop Memorial Lecture 2018

Guy S. Goodwin-Gill Professor, University of New South Wales & Kaldor Centre for International Refugee Law, Sydney 23 October 2018 Sovereignty is an issue. No one challenges the right of the State, or the right of every community, to decide central issues of membership, within the limits of prin...

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