“Because of her, we can,” say Griffith Indigenous women

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With NAIDOC week upon us, three of Griffith’s most prominent indigenous students share their personal stories.
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Whatever happened to responsible lending? Disturbing evidence at the Financial Services Royal Commission

By Associate Professor Therese Wilson, Dean of Law and Head of School Griffith Law School Under the National Consumer Credit Protection Act 2009, credit providers are required to lend responsibly. This means that before lending, the credit provider must assess the suitability of a loan for a borrower, which involves an assessment of the borrower’s […]
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Carl Schmitt’s Die Buribunken: A Troubling Critique of Informational Existence 100 years on

By Kieran Tranter and Edwin Bikundo It is little known that among Carl Schmitt’s first publications was Die Buribunken published in the journal SUMMA in 1918. Even readers otherwise familiar with Schmitt’s later writings would be surprised. Die Buribunken can only be described as a piece of speculative fiction. In it a thirty year old […]
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Of What Use is Legal Expertise?

By Dr Edward Mussawir Senior Lecturer Griffith Law School Please note that this blog posts explores themes and subject matter that some audience members may find confronting. For support we recommend talking with these specialist organisations: 1800 RESPECT (1800 737 732) Lifeline 13 11 14 Legal scholars today tend to be shaped in the mould of public intellectuals.  […]
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Arts Education Law

Changing our endangered relationship with wildlife

We are in the midst of a mass extinction crises. We are losing entire species at an unprecedented rate, and we  - us humans - are to blame.
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Retreating from the Human Rights Council is not the Answer

By Donald K. Anton Director, Law Futures Centre, Griffith University Professor of International Law, Griffith Law School The United States (US) announced on the 20th of June 2018 that it was withdrawing from its seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). It added another sad day for those resisting transparent attempts around the […]
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Arts Education Law

Australian law set to tackle orphanage trafficking in travel company supply chains

Orphanage volunteering is seen as a positive for developing nations. However, child protection advocates have long reported the harm it causes children and the industry that profits from it.
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PhD candidate insights into balancing research and motherhood

By Katie Woolaston PhD candidate, lecturer Griffith University I am an awarded and published PhD candidate, researching the interaction between law and the human-wildlife relationship (#Immodestwoman). I am also the mum of two vivacious and demanding children. My typical day might involve submitting a conference abstract, then scooping poop out of the washing machine. (This […]
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New study into early work of controversial political thinker

Griffith Law School researchers Dr Kieran Tranter and Dr Edwin Bikundo are seeking out new research on the first full English translation of an early work penned by infamous German philosopher Carl Schmitt. Despite Schmitt’s popularity among contemporary political thinkers on both the left and right, his early work, Die Buribunken, had never been fully […]
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Greece facing refugee crisis

By Jovana Mastilovic Lesvos (Greece) July 2017 More than one million people, mostly originating from Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan arrived in Europe in 2015 to seek asylum. The majority of these people crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey to Greece with over half a million people arriving on the Greek island, Lesvos. In response, the […]
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New research explores law and justice in Aussie films

Calls for chapter submissions are now open for a new book exploring the unique space Australian film and television occupies in world cinema, with a particular focus on representations of law and justice ‘Down Under’. Griffith Law School’s Dr Kieran Tranter wants to explore the unique space Australian film and television occupies in world cinema […]
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Law Futures Centre first to translate thought-provoking piece

Dr Kieran Tranter It is not widely known that one of Carl Schmitt’s first pieces of published writing was a satirical piece of speculative fiction – Die Buribunken (The Buribunks). In it he writes about the beings that humans will become -the Buirbunkens – beings who compulsory contribute daily diaries to a global archive. In the contemporary […]
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Frontiers 4: Annual environmental law colloquium

By Dr Philippa England On Tuesday and Wednesday, 6-7 February 2018, environmental scholars from across Australia and New Zealand came together to share their thinking about the frontiers of environmental law. The event was hosted by the Law Futures Centre of Griffith University and the University of Tasmania’s Faculty of Law. The National Environmental Law […]
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First Annual Law Futures Centre Conference

By Dr Fran Humphries First Annual Law Futures Centre Conference What is your vision for Northern Australia? An innovation hub? A self-governing territory? A world treasure supported by Indigenous-led place based development? Twenty-two experts on Northern Australia came together in November to explore their visions and reimagine the ‘Future of Northern Ecological Governance and Regulation’ […]
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Exploring the Regulatory Dimensions of Animal Protection

By Dr Steven White Leading national and international researchers, teachers and practitioners in animal law examined a range of vital animal protection issues at the Law Futures Centre’s Animal Law Conference. The Conference focused on the regulatory dimensions of animal protection, including regulatory norms, informational regulation, regulatory actors, protection standards and governance. (a) Regulatory Norms […]
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The future of small and medium size enterprises in Australia

By Associate Professor Brett Freudenberg Law Futures Centre Risk & Innovation Program Leader The Future of Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Australia Symposium was hosted by Griffith University on 10 November 2017 and was attended by eighty attendees from industry, government bodies and academician. The Future of Growth, Future of Disruption, Future of Tax and Future […]
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South Korean “comfort women” still waiting for justice

By Dr Olivera Simic From 1930 to 1945, the Japanese military systematically set up ‘comfort stations’ as it conscripted women and girls as young as 13 from occupied and colonized countries, forcing them to serve as sexual slaves. The Japanese military called them “comfort women”, but their life was anything but comfort: it was a […]
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