Are professions merely a set of outcomes? Where Susskind got it wrong.

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By Professor John Flood Professor of Law and Society Griffith Law School Richard Susskind has recently published a short paper arguing people don’t want professionals, they want solutions and answers. The paper then criticises professions for being more concerned with themselves than the people they serve. All in all, there is little wrong with this […]

Regulating Animal Protection: The Impetus for Reform

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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 recently in April of this year when 60 Minutes screened […]

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

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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 asks whether SEQ can think harder about human rights and […]

Artist as Witness: Painting a Criminal Trial

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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 Court of Queensland, sitting in the public galley. […]

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

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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 principle, any more than its right to […]

Neoliberal authoritarianism and the politics of debt

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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 article is currently available at: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10978-018-9233-z. Neoliberal authority […]

Drug-testing the unemployed

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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 future for sustainable job creation has seen some scholars and […]