Law Futures Centre

Visualising data in an age of institutional complexity

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

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 […]
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Universities as places of sanctuary

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 […]
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Arts Education Law

Griffith excels in global academic rankings – achieving the best position of all Australian universities

Griffith has achieved the top spot of any Australian uni in the Shanghai Global Ranking of Academic Subjects 2019, ranked second globally for Hospitality and Tourism Management.
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Thinking of “Bills of Rights” as Love Letters to Our Children’s Children’s Children’s Children

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 […]
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Statement on open access journals

By Dr Tim Cadman Griffith Law School Statement on open access journals
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Book up: the issue that fell through the cracks of the Banking Royal Commission but landed in the lap of the High Court

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 […]
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Legislative reform offers new options at the end of life

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 […]
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Arts Education Law

Griffith lends expertise to $329m marine research centre

Seafood, marine renewable energy and offshore marine engineering experts unite for Blue Economy Coorperative Research Centre.
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Arts Education Law

Winning the war against online hate  

Leading international expert in online hate and extremism to present lecture at South Bank.
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International regime crisis or just a conflict of legal frameworks?

By Pamela Finckenberg-Broman Law Futures Centre Research Candidate The international legal regime is facing a crisis, again. This is evident from numerous speeches (United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan speech)[1]conferences[2] and publications.[3] While these crises are due to multiple reasons, one of these is the lack of coherence and synchronisation in/of international economic relations.[4] In order […]
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First Chance to Protect Most of the World’s Oceans

By Dr Fran Humphries Senior Research Fellow The United Nations (UN) has a golden opportunity to protect 64% of the world’s oceans that are the lifeblood of the planet. This ‘area beyond national jurisdiction’ (ABNJ) includes the high seas water column and living resources in the ocean floor below the water column. The ABNJ is […]
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Atrocity Crimes & Enabler Responsibility

By Mr Shahram Dana Senior lecturer, Griffith Law School International Criminal Law (ICL) practitioners and scholars have observed that individuals convicted of atrocity crimes of similar gravity are sentenced to punishments of vastly different severity. This raises questions whether “gravity” is indeed the primary consideration and differential factor in determining the quantum of punishment for atrocity […]
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Reducing the gap between the promises and outcomes of UN deployment

By Charuka Ekanayake PhD candidate, Griffith Law School UN Peace Support Operations (PSO)1 have evolved in numerous directions to various degrees. The majority of these transitions have been reactive, being responses to failures such as Rwanda 2 and Srebrenica 3. While much has undeniably been achieved – the frequency with which conflict evolves continues to pose novel […]
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Did the Royal Commission achieve its purpose?

By Adrian Edwards The Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry (the Commission) will be remembered for the displays or drama and sensationalism. Some of the headlines featured fainting executives under cross examination, executives admitting wrongdoing and confirmation of burgeoning executive salaries. The real drama was the hundreds of consumer […]
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Cyber attacks as a new form of violence against states?

By Dr Samuli Haataja Griffith Law School In recent weeks there have been reports (here and here) of cyber attacks against the Australian Parliament’s computers and networks, and in the course of investigating this incident, it was revealed that the networks of Australia’s major political parties had also been compromised by who are believed to […]
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‘Taxing into the Future’

By Professor Brett Freudenberg Department of Accounting, Finance and Economics As President it was great to attend and present at this year’s 31st Conference of the Australasian Tax Teachers Association (ATTA) hosted by Curtin University. A highlight was the Assistant Treasurer’s, The Hon Stuart Robert, announcement that the Federal Government will fund 10 Australian universities […]
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Arts Education Law

Fake news and banking integrity explored in twilight sessions

How has the digital revolution transformed journalism practices? Can the professionalisation of banking restore its integrity? These questions will be explored in two twilight sessions as part of the Professional Futures Conference at Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University on February 6 and 7. “While journalists have a critical role in holding governments to account, they have […]
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