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2012

Constitutional recognition of Indigenous Australians - The Constitutional Reform Unit released an analysis of the recommendations of the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Indigenous Australians. It received news coverage on 31 January 2012 in The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Canberra Times and The Age. An international version of this analysis was also published on the American 'Jurist Forum'

Political Donation Reform: The Director of the Constitutional Reform Unit, Professor Anne Twomey, gave evidence to a NSW parliamentary committee inquiring into a bill to reform political donations and expenditure laws in New South Wales on 20 January 2012. This evidence was reported by The Sydney Morning Herald.

2011

Constitutional recognition of local government - On 14 October 2011, Associate Professor Anne Twomey and Constitutional Reform Unit Interns Jemimah Roberts and John Kit Lee attended an expert roundtable in Sydney run by the Expert Panel on Constitutional Recognition of Local Government. The Constitutional Reform Unit has also completed a commission to prepare a literature survey and annotated bibliography for the Expert Panel.

Changing the rules of succession to the Crown - Associate Professor Twomey gave a public seminar on 'Changing the Rules of Succession and the Problem of the Realms' at University College London on 27 September 2011.
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Associate Professor Twomey also published an opinion piece on the subject in The Australian on 19 October. A full article by Associate Professor Twomey on the implications for the Realms of a change in succession to the Crown is at SSRN.

Second report - Indigenous Recognition in the Preamble: The Constitutional Reform Unit's second report was discussed in: Rachel Nickless, 'Clarity vital for planned referendum', Australian Financial Review, 2 September 2011, p 21.

First report - Recall elections: The Constitutional Reform Unit's first report was discussed in: Sean Nicholls, 'Total recall no instant cure for cranky voters', Sydney Morning Herald, 13-14 August 2011 (News Review, p 16)

Launch: The launch of the Constitutional Reform Unit was discussed in the Australian Financial Review, 27 May 2011, p 42; and The Australian, 20 May 2011, p 30 . It was also the subject of a radio interview on 2UE on Legal Matters with Tim Shaw on 20 May 2011. Listen to the podcast.