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October 19, 2018

Neoliberal authoritarianism and the politics of debt

By Dr Chris Butler Griffith Law School This post draws on a research article ‘State power, the politics of debt and confronting neoliberal authoritarianism’ that will be published in a special issue of Law and Critique on Forms of Authority Beyond the Neoliberal State (vol. 29(3)). The a...

October 17, 2018

Integrity 20 shines spotlight on issues facing young Australians

Memes, selfies, cyber-hate, big data, slow fashion and the global war on waste will be explored during the first dedicated schools day the 2018 Integrity 20 conference.

October 12, 2018

Drug-testing the unemployed

By Dr Allan Ardill Griffith Law School Unemployment Unemployment in Australia has not fallen below 5 per cent since March 2009 and is not predicted to fall below that level before 2023. Together with technological disruption to traditional forms of work, contracting-out and casualization, the bleak ...

September27, 2018

Wrongful Conviction, Forensic Science and DNA Evidence

By Lynne Weathered, Director, Griffith University Innocence Project Tuesday, 2 October 2018, marks the fifth year that Wrongful Conviction Day will be officially acknowledged internationally. It is a day to draw attention and awareness to the problem of the wrongful conviction – a problem that impac...

September20, 2018

Australia needs a drought policy for the 21st century

By Professor Poh-Ling Tan Griffith Law School In August 2019, Scott Morrison, the country’s new Prime Minister has made “a national response to drought” his priority, and has done so by appointing Barnaby Joyce a new special envoy for drought assistance and recovery.  Many Australians would like to ...

September12, 2018

How do judges know how the world works?

By Dr Kylie Burns Deputy Head of Learning and Teaching Griffith University When judges decide cases they typically are thought to strictly apply legal principles to ‘facts’ which are presented as evidence in a hearing or trial. For example, how fast was a car going before a collision? What did the d...

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