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January 17, 2019
Does the decision in Bell v Brisbane City Council  QCA 84 make a difference?
By Dr Phillipa England Griffith Law School In 2018, the former ABC site at Toowong was the subject of a planning appeal to the Court of Appeal. In an unusual turn of events for Queensland, an application to build 555 residential units in three towers ranging from 24-27 storeys was rejected. The deci...
December 17, 2018
NGOs condemn COP 24 climate negotiations as “weak, unbalanced, and loophole-riddled”
By Dr Tim Cadman Griffith Law School Members of the Climate, Land, Ambition, and Rights Alliance (CLARA) are disappointed by the extremely weak outcome of the 24thConference of Parties (COP24). The outcome represents a retreat from the necessary level of ambition needed to combat climate change, in...
December 14, 2018
Case Study – An Insolvency Pracademic Experience
Dr Jennifer Dickfos Griffith Law School During February to April of 2018, as part of my approved study program,I engaged in a pracademic experience at Worrells Solvency Accountants. For those unfamiliar with the term, a pracademic may be narrowly described as a person who is dually recognised as an ...
December 04, 2018
COP 24 Katowice, Poland: The Sign of Things to Come?
By Dr Tim Cadman Griffith Law School The first thing to greet delegates at the 24th Conference of the Parties (COP 24) once they emerge from the remotely located airport of Katowice, besides the cold, is the smell of burning coal. On the long bus ride into town those that look out of the window ...
November 29, 2018
Buddhist Constitutionalism: A Short Prelude to the Constitutional Crisis in Sri Lanka
By Dr Roshan de Silva-Wijeyeratne Griffith Law School There are some 350 million Buddhist around the world from South and South East Asia to Russia and Western Europe. While debates about Monastic Law in South and Southeast Asia have dominated Buddhist Studies ever since Max Weber’s early contributi...
November 28, 2018
Exploring inclusive palm oil production
By Dr Tim Cadman Griffith Law School What is Inclusiveness? Simply put, inclusiveness can be understood in terms of access and weight. Access refers to making sure all stakeholders are admitted into venues of power where decisions are made, while weight refers to ensuring their input is balanced in ...