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Governing during a State of Disaster

Annie Ward-Ambler and Conan Peterson from the events team at the Progressive Law Network sat down with Professor Eric Windholz to discuss Victoria’s current state of disaster. Eric is a Senior Lecturer and Associate with the Monash Centre for Commercial Law and Regulatory Studies, with a specific research focus on how regulation, public policy andContinue reading “Governing during a State of Disaster”

International Environmental Law – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade

This essay was submitted to the PLN’s policy essay competition and won first prize. It responds to the question ‘What is the most important public interest law issue of this new decade?’ Written by Kaitlin Bakken. Note: The author would like to thank Gerry Nagtzaam for inspiring his students to follow their interests and passionsContinue reading “International Environmental Law – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade”

Content Moderation – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade

This essay was submitted to the PLN’s policy essay competition and placed in the Top 5. It responds to the question ‘What is the most important public interest law issue of this new decade?’ Written by Charles Johnson. I THE UBIQUITY OF CONTENT MODERATION The issue of content moderation is pervasive in our everyday lives.Continue reading “Content Moderation – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade”

Climate Change – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade

This essay was submitted to the PLN’s policy essay competition and placed in the Top 5. It responds to the question ‘What is the most important public interest law issue of this new decade?’ Written by Lily Raynes. The era of ecological destruction ushered in by climate change threatens to upend the foundational principles ofContinue reading “Climate Change – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade”

Human Rights Charter – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade

This essay was submitted to the PLN’s policy essay competition and placed in the Top 5. It responds to the question ‘What is the most important public interest law issue of this new decade?’ Written by Kelly Phan. The most important public interest law issue of this decade is Australia’s search for federal human rightsContinue reading “Human Rights Charter – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade”

Domestic Violence – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade

This essay was submitted to the PLN’s policy essay competition and placed in the Top 5. It responds to the question ‘What is the most important public interest law issue of this new decade?’ Written by Charlene Fernando. I INTRODUCTION   From the outset, the new decade assumed a predominantly sobering tone, signaled by aContinue reading “Domestic Violence – The Most Important Legal Issue of the New Decade”

A Case Note: Without a Human Rights Charter, Are Our Implied Freedoms Enough?

This blog post is a part of the #WeCanDoBetter Campaign. We’ve partnered up with MSA Environment and Social Justice Department to explore how we can advocate for a more fair and just society post-pandemic. This week, we’ve been exploring the possibility of a Charter of Human Rights in Australia. Comcare v Banerji (2019) 372 ALRContinue reading “A Case Note: Without a Human Rights Charter, Are Our Implied Freedoms Enough?”

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