Visualising data in an age of institutional complexity

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By Tim Cadman Research Fellow, Institute for Ethics, Governance and Law The title of this blog, and the research projects described below, are a (partial) response to three provocations: How can we visualize complex institutional arrangements and actors’ relations in a world that is no longer confined to two-dimensional representation? How do we link the […]

No country for senior women: Australia’s international relations still preserve of men

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By Elise Stephenson and Dr Susan Harris Rimmer Griffith Law School Today, the Lowy Institute launched the largest study ever on gender diversity in Australian international affairs. The findings are critical and clear: gender diversity within the field lags significantly behind the Australian Public Service (APS), comparative countries and even corporate Australia in addressing workplace […]

Universities as places of sanctuary

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By Jovana Mastilovic Griffith Law School In November 2018, Soumi Gopalakrishnan shared her story with the ABC.[1] Despite graduating Year 12 top of her school and receiving the Dux Award at Brisbane’s St James College, her prospects of attending University were slim. As a Sri Lankan Tamil who arrived in Australia by boat four years […]

Thinking of “Bills of Rights” as Love Letters to Our Children’s Children’s Children’s Children

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By Donald K. Anton Director, Law Futures Centre At the end of May 2019, former High Court Justice, Michael Kirby, in an appearance before the Diversity Council of Australia called once again for Australia to adopt a national Bill of Rights. His main concern was the past and continuing wrongs suffered, without personal remedy, by […]

Book up: the issue that fell through the cracks of the Banking Royal Commission but landed in the lap of the High Court

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By Dr Heron Loban Senior Lecturer, Griffith Law School Book up is a type of informal credit extended by a business (usually a store) to a consumer without interest or fee. It is a primary area of activity for the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC) in respect of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people […]

Legislative reform offers new options at the end of life

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By Dr Jayne Hewitt Law Futures Centre In May 1995 the Northern Territory Legislative Assembly passed the Rights of the Terminally Ill Act 1995 (NT), becoming the first jurisdiction in the world to legislate for assisted dying. The provisions in this Act spanned only 21 sections and were published in nine pages. They permitted a […]