Griffith Law School

NDIS: implementation or impairment

Experts say the implementation and development of the NDIS are going to pose greater challenges than its conception.
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Arts Education Law

Simple change could eliminate the need for work tax receipts

New modelling shows capping tax deductions for work-related expenses could simplify Australia's tax system
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Law Futures Centre

A response and set of alternative proposals to land use in the EU

This post is a copy of a response by Dr Tim Cadman, Research Fellow of the Law Futures Centre, to the European Union’s land use, land use change and forestry review of rules.
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Griffith Law School

Anti-suit injunctions and consumer contracts

Post contributed by Mary Keyes, Director of the Law Futures Centre and Therese Wilson, Dean of Griffith Law School.
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Arts Education Law

Human rights advocate inspires next generation

Dr Shahram Dana is using the lessons he learnt at the United Nations to inspire the next generation of crusading legal eagles. A deeply personal passion The senior law lecturer is a lifelong advocate of international human rights, a passion instilled at an early age. As members of the Baha’i Faith, Dr Dana’s parents fled […]
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Alumni

Griffith law grads hope to reshape the profession

Two Griffith University law graduates passionate about social justice are reshaping the profession.
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Alumni

Meet Australia’s Young Lawyer of the Year

Griffith alumnus Dean Clifford-Jones has been named the country's top young legal eagle.
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Arts Education Law

Nine students net New Colombo Plan Scholarships

A remarkable group of Griffith University undergraduate students have been named as 2021 New Colombo Plan scholars.
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Law Futures Centre

WHO Decides? The “Fair and Equitable” Distribution of COVID-19 Vaccines

A vaccine is key to the COVID-19 global response strategy. However, it is not yet clear how any COVID-19 vaccine will or ought to be distributed, despite significant concerns about issues of fairness, equity, and justice. Developing countries may not have access to a COVID-19 vaccine without a governance framework guiding international allocation. In 2011, […]
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Arts Education Law

Human rights lawyer contributes to the winning Women’s World Cup bid

The FIFA Women’s World Cup 2023 bid was assisted by an unassuming Griffith University human rights defender.
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Alumni

Class of 2020 graduating with a difference

Graduating Griffith students are celebrating their academic milestone virtually this year as COVID-19 mass gathering restrictions move the ceremonies online.
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Law Futures Centre

The US does not need a wannabe Lincoln or Churchill, it needs a Leo Amery

Trump likes to see himself as a wartime president like Churchill or Lincoln. The Brits flattered the first proposity by giving him dinner in Churchill’s birthplace, Blenheim Palace. He recently projected the second proposity by having himself interviewed at the Lincoln Memorial. He is not the solution to America’s problems – he is a result […]
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Law Futures Centre

Indigenous Courts, Culture and Partner Violence

My new book, Indigenous Courts, Culture and Partner Violence, published by Palgrave Macmillan in May 2019, considers what aspects of the sentencing process are most important in influencing a change in attitude and behaviour of Indigenous[1] offenders who repeatedly engage in abusive behaviour towards their partner, and what types of justice processes better meet the […]
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Griffith Law School

A Cultural Heritage Stitch Up in WA

Last month, mining giant Rio Tinto destroyed caves in the Juukan Gorge in Western Australia while blasting in the area as part of its mining operations. The caves contained archaeological treasures evidencing human occupation spanning some 46,000 years. As such, they represent globally significant sites far older than Stonehenge and the Pyramids of Egypt. But […]
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Law Futures Centre

‘Community’ and the Cashless Debit Card in the Hinkler Region

On 29 January 2019 the Federal Government commenced a trial of the Cashless Debit Card (CDC) in the Hinkler region, which includes Hervey Bay and Bundaberg. The broad objectives of the trial are to decrease substance abuse and gambling, as well as promote ‘socially responsible behaviour’. The Explanatory Memorandum for the Bill introducing the CDC […]
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Arts Education Law

Linkage Projects demonstrate research impact

Australian Research Council Linkage Project grants demonstrate Griffith University’s role in leading research initiatives.
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Law Futures Centre

COVIDSafe and Identity: Governance Beyond Privacy

There has rarely been a greater test of our structures of governance than the flurry of lawmaking amidst the declared emergency of the COVID-19 pandemic. Self-containment and restrictions on public (physical) engagement are starting to take their toll. Consequently, while fearful of the worst-case scenario of this terrible disease, some individuals are eager to ‘return […]
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Law Futures Centre

ANZSIL Perspective – Interrogating the Definition of Women Human Rights Defenders

International lawyers love a good crisis, argues Hilary Charlesworth, though this tendency can often impoverish the discipline of international law. So whilst all eyes are drawn to the pandemic, we alert you to the closing of civil society space in many parts of the globe, including for women human rights defenders. On 16 March 2020, […]
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