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High Court Strikes Down Government Funding of School Chaplains (June 23, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan
On June 19, 2014, the High Court of Australia (the highest court in Australia) ruled unanimously ...
Topic: Church and state relations; Education
Two Indonesian Nationals Sentenced to Prison for People Smuggling (June 10, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan
On June 5, 2014, a judge in the Perth District Court in Western Australia sentenced two ...
Topic: Asylum; Human trafficking
Budget Includes Introduction of $7 Co-pay for Doctor Visits (May 22, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan
On May 13, 2014, the Australian Treasurer, Joe Hockey, published the federal government's annual budget for ...
Topic: Budget; Health; Health care funding; Health insurance
Government Releases Climate Change Policy Details (April 29, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan
On April 24, 2014, the Australian federal government released the Emissions Reduction Fund White Paper, which ...
Topic: Climate change; Environmental protection
New Privacy Law Comes into Effect (March 21, 2014) by Kelly Buchanan
On March 12, 2014, substantial amendments to the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) that resulted from a ...
Topic: Right of privacy
High Court Strikes Down Territory's Same-Sex Marriage Law (December 19, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan
On December 12, 2013, the High Court of Australia (Australia's highest court) ruled that a law ...
Topic: Families; Marriage and family status; Same-sex marriage
Bill Giving Personhood to a Fetus at 20 Weeks Passed by State Lower House (November 29, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan
On November 21, 2013, the Lower House of the New South Wales (NSW) Parliament passed a ...
Topic: Crime and law enforcement
Court Holds Public Servant Can Be Fired for Critical Tweets (August 16, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan
It was reported on August 13, 2013, that a judge of the Australian Federal Circuit Court ...
Topic: Freedom of speech; Officials and employees
New Food Labeling Standard Requires Manufacturers to Prove Health Claims (April 11, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan
On April 7, 2013, New Zealand's Minister of Food Safety, Nikki Kaye, announced that she had ...
Topic: Workers safety and health
Jurisdiction: Australia; New Zealand
Provision on Life Sentence for Trafficking in Firearms Passed by House of Representatives (February 11, 2013) by Kelly Buchanan
On February 5, 2013, the lower chamber of the Australian federal parliament voted to pass legislation ...
Topic: Firearms and explosives
Australian Parliament Votes Down Two Marriage Equality Bills (September 26, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan
On September 20, 2012, the Australian Senate (the upper house of the federal parliament) voted 41-26 ...
Plain Packaging Law Upheld by High Court (August 16, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan
On August 15, 2012, the High Court of Australia rejected a constitutional challenge to legislation passed ...
Topic: Tobacco and smoking
Agreement on Access to Indonesian Seas Planned (August 06, 2012) by Constance Johnson
On August 1, 2012, Indonesia's Defense Ministry announced plans for a future agreement with Australia that ...
Topic: Treaties and International Agreements/Maritime
Jurisdiction: Australia; Indonesia
Further Reform of Executive Remuneration Laws Proposed (February 28, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan
On February 21, 2012, the Australian government announced that it would introduce further reforms aimed at ...
Panel Recommends Changes to Constitution to Recognize Indigenous Peoples (January 24, 2012) by Kelly Buchanan
On January 19, 2012, the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander ...
Climate Change Reforms Passed, Price on Carbon to Apply from July 2012 (November 15, 2011) by Kelly Buchanan
On November 8, 2011, the Australian Senate passed a package of 18 bills that will result ...
Topic: Environmental protection
Agreement Reached on National R18+ Video Game Classification (July 28, 2011) by Kelly Buchanan
On July 22, 2011, the Australian Minister for Home Affairs, Hon. Brendan O'Connor, announced that ...
Topic: Freedom of speech
High Court Declares Anti-Gang Law Invalid (June 27, 2011) by Kelly Buchanan
On June 23, 2011, the High Court of Australia declared that a New South Wales law ...
Bill to Improve Ability to Understand Legislation Introduced (May 20, 2011) by Kelly Buchanan
On May 12, 2011, the Australian Attorney-General introduced the Acts Interpretation Amendment Bill 2011 into Parliament. ...
Topic: Legal systems
Former Student Wins Negligence Case Against School for Bullying (April 20, 2011) by Kelly Buchanan
On April 13, 2011, the Supreme Court of New South Wales, in Australia, held that a ...
Last updated: June 23, 2014