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2018

13 August

  • ABC Radio (AM, Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a coalition of unions filing a High Court challenge to NSW’s new electoral funding laws. Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Professor Twomey about the challenge.

10 August

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the banking royal commission

9 August

  • TVN 25 (Poland) reported Professor Wojciech Sadurki from Sydney Law School is one of 20 legal academics from around the world who have signed a letter in support of Małgorzata Gersdorf, the first President of the Supreme Court of Poland.

8 August 

  • The Telegraph (UK) interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the public perception of the banking industry.

6 August 

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Ivan Shearer from Sydney Law School about how extradition laws work around the world and in Australia. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a High Court challenge from the federal government against a South Australian royal commission.

1 August

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about WA Corrective Services Minister Fran Logan travelling on a UK passport, potentially making him ineligible to serve in parliament.

31 July

  • An opinion article in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about Cricket Australia sacking an employee for sharing her views about abortion on social media. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. ABC Radio Sydney also interviewed Associate Professor McCrystal about the case.
  • 2SM Sydney mentioned comments from Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of state politicians being disqualified for dual citizenship.

30 July

  • The Conversation published an article by John Eldridge and Tim Matthews from Sydney Law School about the potential for Australian soldiers to face civil lawsuits for actions while in Afghanistan.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about the need for the My Health Record legislation to be redrafted to clarify whether police need a warrant to access the data. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media and on MSN Australia.

25 July

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the ‘Super Saturday’ by-elections being held this weekend, which should signal the end of various dual-citizenship issues.

23 July

  • The Saturday Paper reported on Professor Patrick Parkinson, formerly of Sydney Law School, joining the University of Queensland.
  • Sunday Times (Perth) and ABC Radio Perth mentioned comments from Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of two WA politicians being disqualified for dual citizenship.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Fady Aoun from Sydney Law School about how Aldi is legally able to create products that closely resemble other well-known brands. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

19 July

  • Star Observer reported on the Sydney Law School’s Queer(y)ing Justice in the Global South Conference, which brought together researchers, community members, and organisations working at the intersections of sexuality, gender diversity, and justice. JOY 94.9 FM Melbourne also reported on the conference.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of state MPs in NSW, Queensland, Western Australia and Tasmania being disqualified for being dual citizens. 6PR Perth also interviewed Professor Twomey about the issue.

16 July

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anny Twomey from Sydney Law School about the role of judges in the dismissal of Prime Minister Gough Whitlam, the subject of a new book by Professor Twomey. Crikey also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of convicted criminal Jim Saleam to run for parliament in the Longman by-election.
  • In Daily reported on a study co-authored by Dr Belinda Reeve in the Sydney Law School into junk food advertising regulations that called for children’s exposure to unhealthy food advertising to be a human rights issue.

11 July

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether validly elected political candidates could face constitutional challenges if they receive preferences from a dual-citizenship candidate later found to be ineligible. 

10 July

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about voluntary paperwork, designed to ensure a candidate is not a dual citizen and therefore eligible for parliament, was not being used by the majority of candidates in the upcoming by-elections.
  • Daily Telegraph reported on a study co-authored by Dr Belinda Reeve in the Sydney Law School into junk food advertising regulations that called for children’s exposure to unhealthy food advertising to be a human rights issue. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • Irish Times published an article by Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about wealth and society in Ireland.

9 July

  • Channel 7 (Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide) and Prime7 Wagga Wagga interviewed Dr Belinda Reeve from Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre about calls to introduce a sugar tax in response to Australia’s rising obesity levels. 3AW Melbourne also interviewed Professor Louise Baur from the School of Public Health, Children's Hospital Westmead and the Charles Perkins Centre about the proposed tax.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Vivienne Bath from Sydney Law School about the legal case against Stern Hu, a former Rio Tinto negotiator who was released from a Chinese prison last week. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.


6 July

  • Fairfax’s Good Weekend quoted Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about gun control advocate Rebecca Peters.

5 July

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from the Sydney Law School about Fred Nile, Member of the NSW Legislative Council, calling on members of the Council to be known as ‘state senators’. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

4 July

  • ABC The World Today interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

29 June 

  • AAP interviewed Dr Rowan Nicholson from Sydney Law School about legal agreements between Australia and Brazil, in relation to news that the NSW police had secured a warrant for the arrest of a Brazilian national suspected of murder.

28 June 

  • Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School was interviewed on SBS World News about the parliamentary inquiry into migration agents. 
  • Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil) quoted Dr Rowan Nicholson from the Sydney Law School about the extradition of a suspect in a murder case from Brazil.

26 June 

  • ABC Radio (World Today) interviewed Professor Tim Stephens from Sydney Law School on Iceland’s resumption of hunting fin whales, which defies an international ban on whaling.

25 June 

  • The Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School on Australian defamation laws and recent moves by high-profile complainants to have their cases heard in the Federal Court. This was discussed in context of two recent cases involving Rebel Wilson and Chau Chak Wing.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School regarding the government’s redrafted foreign influence laws and the lack of clarity around nomenclature of “foreign principal” and whether the phrase includes foreign universities.

22 June 

  • The Economist (UK) quoted Professor Simon Butt from the Sydney Law School about some of the problems with Indonesian law-making.

21 June 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the High Court’s ruling on defamation cases.
  • Associate Professor Ian Young from the School of Languages and Cultures was interviewed on ABC Radio National about the history of the modern Bible.

20 June 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about two defamation cases; one involving Rebel Wilson and Bauer Media, and the other against Google involving their image search.

19 June 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about a defamation case against Google involving their image search.
  • Sputnik News (Russia) interviewed Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about the Australian Special Forces soldiers who allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan.

18 June 

  • The Australian interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School on Indigenous Constitutional recognition in response to the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Indigenous Affairs Minister Nigel Scullion reopening discussions with the Referendum Council.

15 June 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Adjunct Professor Peter Rose from Sydney Law School about structural reforms to the Family Court of Australia and Federal Circuit Court, which will come into effect from 2019.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the Victorian Court of Appeal reducing Rebel Wilson’s defamation payout from Bauer Media to $600,000, down from $4.75 million. 
  • The Australian quoted Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the culture of the finance industry and mentioned he is the author of a new book on the topic.

14 June 

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about the potential prosecution of Australian special forces soldiers who allegedly committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the High Court ruling a defamation case against Google can go ahead.

12 June 

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about recent changes to the government’s proposed foreign interference laws. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. 3AW Melbourne also interviewed Professor Twomey about the changes to the law
  • The Guardian quoted Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the culture of the banking industry. ABC Radio National also mentioned Professor Kinley’s comments while discussing the banking industry.
  • 2SER interviewed Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about a report on religious freedom in Australia that could trigger a new political debate over discrimination laws.

8 June 

  • The Australian and Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the NSW government proposing reforms to defamation laws. The Sydney Morning Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School in a fact check about the latest High Court dual-citizenship decision.

4 June 

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about plans to combine the federal circuit court with the family court.
  • Mamamia quoted Dr Tereza Hendl from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Law School about the ethics of terminating pregnancies once the baby is diagnosed with a genetic condition.

1 June

  • ABC’s The Signal interviewed Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about how defamation law in Australia is impacting its #metoo movement.

31 May 

  • Adelaide Advertiser quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether letters provided by embassies are enough proof to show a member of parliament doesn’t hold dual-citizenship. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.

30 May 

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Patrick Parkinson from the Sydney Law School about the plans announced today to combine the federal circuit court with the family court.
  • ABC Online quoted Associate Professor Ed Couzens from Sydney Law School about Norway being exempt from the International Whaling Commission’s moratorium on commercial whaling.

28 May

  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about the government review into religious freedoms.

17 May

  • Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School will take up a position as academic dean of the school of law at the University of Queensland.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether a referendum should be held to fix the ongoing dual-citizenship issues in parliament. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. The Australian also mentioned comments from Professor Twomey in an editorial on the federal government’s proposed foreign interference laws.

16 May

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the flaws in the federal government’s proposed foreign interference bill. 
  • Sky News interviewed author and Sydney Law School graduate Andreas Heger who went blind at 18. The interview mentioned Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, former Dean of Sydney Law School, who was born blind.

15 May

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Ghena Krayem from Sydney Law School about various political issues including universal basic income and Australia’s new space agency.

14 May

  • Weekend Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey in Sydney Law School about Australians disqualified from British parliament, after a number of Australian politicians with British citizenship were found ineligible to hold office. ABC Statewide Drive also interviewed Professor Twomey about the latest dual-citizenship issues.
  • Emeritus Professor Terry Carney from the Sydney Law School was interviewed by the ABC news podcast The Signal about the government extending its use of the automated debt scheme, also known as ‘robodebt’.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed author and Sydney Law School graduate Andreas Heger who went blind at 18. The interview mentioned Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, former Dean of Sydney Law School, who was born blind.

10 May

  • Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about five MPs resigning yesterday after the High Court ruled Labor senator Katy Gallagher was ineligible to hold office due to her dual-citizenship. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. Professor Twomey was also interviewed on ABC Radio Canberra and wrote an article published on The Conversation about the decision.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the culture of the banking industry. Australian Financial Review also quoted Professor Kinley about AMP’s arrangement with law firm Clayton Utz to provide a report.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about Hong Kong proposing a law, which is intended to make it an offence to show disrespect for the Chinese national anthem

9 May

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Andrew Dyer from Sydney Law School about consent within sexual assault laws following the NSW Attorney General calling for a review into the law.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about changing the culture of the banking industry. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

8 May

  • Channel 7 Sydney and Prime7 Wagga Wagga interviewed Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about police frustration around continued drug taking at dance parties.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about tomorrow’s High Court decision into the eligibility of dual citizen and Labor Senator Katy Gallagher.
  • An opinion article published in the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School about research she co-authored on the benefits of having gender diverse company boards. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed author and Sydney Law School graduate Andreas Hager who went blind at 18. The interview mentioned Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum, former Dean of Sydney Law School, who was born blind.
  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Professor Judy Cashmore from Sydney Law School about research into children’s experiences with Independent Children’s Lawyers in the Family Court.

3 May

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from the Sydney Law School on how the federal government can change GST legislation on tampons.

2 May

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Rowan Nicholson from Sydney Law School about extradition laws in the age of the internet.

30 April

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Jennifer Hill from Sydney Law School about the penalties AMP may face for misleading the Australian Securities and Investments Commission. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about a court dispute between an apartment block owners’ corporation and non-resident car park space owners. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Hope 103.2 Sydney interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about his new book, Necessary Evil: How to Fix Finance by Saving Human Rights.

27 April

  • Sky News Business interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School on a report from government on defining digital platforms and digital rights.

24 April

  • Business Insider mentioned Richard Fisher, University of Sydney General Counsel and Adjunct Professor in the Law School, is a judge for the Ashurst Business Literature Prize 2017.

23 April

  • AFR Weekend quoted Professor Jennifer Hill from Sydney Law School in a report on the legal powers of ASIC in the Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services Industry.

20 April

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about law firm Clayton Utz’s involvement in AMP misleading the Australian Securities and Investments Commission.

19 April

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the Administrative Appeals Tribunal ruling a public servant was unlawfully sacked for anonymously criticising government policy on Twitter.

18 April

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about who will succeed Queen Elizabeth as the head of the Commonwealth.
  • ABC Online quoted Dr Ghena Krayem from Sydney Law School about family violence and divorce within the Australian Muslim community.

17 April

  • Open Democracy published an article by Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about social conscience in the finance sector.
  •  The Conversation published an article by John Eldridge from Sydney Law School about how trials by judges alone may not be the answer to giving high-profile defendants a fair hearing.

12 April

  • Bloomberg Law quoted Professor Luke Nottage from Sydney Law School about the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

4 April

  • triple j interviewed Adjunct Professor Nicholas Cowdery from the Sydney Institute of Criminology about the potential use of the evidence collected on the iWitnessed app in court.

28 March

  • The Australian reported Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School is calling for new legislation to reduce delays and rising fees for family law cases. 
  • ABC Radio National’s Law Report interviewed Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about domestic violence survivors’ avenues for compensation.

27 March

  • Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School was quoted about the workload of judges, in an opinion piece on the Family Court syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • An article in the New Daily on the government’s proposed tax cuts mentioned Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School.

23 March

  • Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about there being no evidence to suggest there was a conspiracy to sack Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in 1975. An additional article in the AFR reported on Professor Twomey’s research.

22 March

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Stephen Mills from the Graduate School of Government about Cambridge Analytica being accused of data-mining Facebook profiles. ABC Radio Brisbane also interviewed Honorary Associate Mark Pesce from the Department of Media and Communications about Cambridge Analytica. The Australian also reported on a University of Sydney law graduate now working for the data company.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the NSW Government committing to a review of defamation laws after the rise of cases on social media and online publications. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. Detik News (Indonesia) also quoted Professor Rolph about the role of Google and other new technologies in defamation law.

21 March

  • ABC Radio Sydney and ABC Online interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the role of Google and other new technologies in defamation law. Australian Financial Review also quoted Professor Rolph over the current defamation case involving Geoffrey Rush and the Daily Telegraph.
  • SBS Online republished an article originally published on The Conversation by Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the digital privacy rights of employees, especially food delivery workers.

20 March

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Helen Irving and Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School in a fact check about whether Indigenous Australians were administered under a flora and fauna act until the 1967 referendum.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Brett Williams, Honorary Senior Lecturer in the Sydney Law School, about a case before the World Trade Organisation brought by Indonesia against Australia.

19 March

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the digital privacy rights of employees, especially food delivery workers.

14 March

  • The New Daily quoted Micah Burch from Sydney Law School about franking credits in relation to Labor’s proposed tax changes. 

12 March

  • Seven Sydney interviewed Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about the statistics of non-domestic assaults in NSW.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the implications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Australia.
  • Sunday Canberra Times quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about her submission to an inquiry into section 44 of the constitution that forbids dual citizens from being elected to parliament. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

6 March

  • The New Daily quoted Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School about Labor’s plans to change how family trusts operate in a bid to minimise tax avoidance.
  • 2SER interviewed Dr Alison Pert from Sydney Law School about North Korea’s involvement in the war in Syria.

2 March

  • The Australian quoted Professor Ben Saul and Dr Alison Pert from Sydney Law School about the legality of coalition military action in Syria.
  • Ifeng (China) quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

1 March

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about issues with the federal government’s foreign donations bill.

27 February

  • Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about her research on the British monarchy.

26 February

  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Joellen Riley, Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School, about share bike schemes.
  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about proposed changes to the family court system.
  • The Guardian published an article by Dr Ghena Krayem from Sydney Law School, about giving a voice to Muslim women.

23 February

  • ABC News TV interviewed Irish law professor and senator Ivana Bacik about Ireland’s upcoming referendum on abortion, ahead of her keynote address at Sydney Law School this morning.
  • SBS World News republished an edited extract of a speech by NSW Greens MP Dr Mehreen Faruqi, and a speech by journalist Sarah Malik, both delivered at Sydney Law School’s Muslim Women and Agency in the Australian context symposium, held this week.
  • Jakarta Globe (Indonesia), The Star (Malaysia), Nasdaq (US), 富网 (China) and 手机搜狐网 (China)quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the revised trade pact, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

22 February

  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about calls from former Prime Minister Tony Abbott to cut migration.
  • 凰网-财经 (China) and a Reuters article widely syndicated including Yahoo!7CBC (Canada), Reuters (India, Africa, Canada), Japan Times, Bangkok Post, China Daily, Strait Times (Singapore) and Yahoo! Singapore quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from the Sydney Law School about the revised trade pact, Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.

21 February

  • The New Daily also quoted Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School about the debate over a corporate tax rate cut.
  • ABC Radio Goulburn Murray interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the federal government’s foreign donations bill.

19 February

  • Professor Anne Twomey from the Law School told The Australian the federal government’s foreign donations bill will either fail to pass in its current form or be killed off by the High Court for being unconstitutional.
  • The Saturday Paper mentioned comments by Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about submissions to the religious freedoms Senate inquiry.
  • Adjunct Professor Joe Campbell from Sydney Law School was interviewed on BenchTV on breach of duty by a superannuation trustee.

16 February

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the future of industrial relations in Australia and whether it should return to the system of the past.

15 February

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about churches calling for religious freedom laws in the wake of the same sex marriage result. The Christian Post (US) andCBN (US) also quoted Professor Parkinson about religious freedom laws.

14 February

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about churches calling for religious freedom laws in the wake of the same sex marriage law. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

13 February

  • ABC Online quoted Dr Alison Pert from Sydney Law School about diplomatic immunity in relation to a Four Corners investigation into the conditions of domestic workers inside Canberra’s foreign embassies. The article was syndicated on MSN and Republika (Indonesia). ABC Radio Sydney also mentioned Dr Pert’s comments while previewing the Four Corners episode.

12 February

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, about the issues surrounding share bike companies including damaged and dumped bikes. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.

7 February

  • An opinion article in The Australian mentioned Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School had made a submission to the Joint Standing Committee on Electoral Matters on the government’s proposed changes to foreign donation laws. Crikey also quoted Professor Twomey about an Australian Building and Construction Commission code that bans union symbols and the Eureka flag from Commonwealth-funded building works.

6 February

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the constitutional risk of a proposed federal anti-corruption body.
  • City Hub quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about workers’ rights to strike in relation to the Fair Work Commission’s decision to suspend the Sydney train strike.
  • Radio Adelaide interviewed Dr Carolyn MacKay from Sydney Law School about women in prison.

5 February

  • Newcastle Herald and Daily Liberal reported the Universities Admissions Centre revealed the 10 degrees at NSW and ACT universities that received the most first preferences, mentioning the University’s combined law degree was second on the list behind UNSW’s Bachelor of Medicine.        
  • While discussing whether fewer students should be studying law on ABC Radio (AdelaideBrisbane, Hobart), Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull mentioned he had a law degree from the University of Sydney. AFR Weekend also reported on the Prime Minister’s comments, mentioning he was a University of Sydney graduate.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about Lloyd Rayney who successfully sued the WA police for defamation after being named as the only suspect for his wife’s murder.
  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about refugee security assessments undertaken by the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation.

2 February

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton’s call for judges and magistrates to be publically elected. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The New Daily quoted Dr Tereza Hendl from the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sydney Law School about deep genetic screening of fetuses.

1 February

  • ABC OnlineThe New DailyMSN and Pedestrian quoted Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, about a new survey that found bicycle food couriers were unhappy with their working conditions.

31 January

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, about a new study that found bicycle food couriers were unhappy with their working conditions. Sydney Morning Herald also mentioned Professor Riley will today address a union campaign launch calling for greater regulation of the gig economy industry. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about Lloyd Rayney who successfully sued the WA police for defamation after being named as the only suspect for his wife’s murder.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about Liberal and Labor leaders in Tasmania both pledging to govern only if they can form majority governments.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about workers’ rights to strike in relation to the Fair Work Commission’s decision to suspend the Sydney train strike.

30 January

  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about workers’ rights to strike in relation to the Fair Work Commission’s decision to suspend the Sydney train strike.

29 January

  • ABC Radio (PM, NewsRadio, Sydney) interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the Fair Work Commission suspending the Sydney Trains strike. The Australian Financial Review and a comment piece in The Australian also quoted Professor McCrystal about the Commission’s decision.
  • ABC Radio (New England North West, Central West NSW, Broken Hill, North and West SA, Riverina) interviewed Professor Gail Mason from Sydney Law School about legally challenging racist material posted on social media.

22 January

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about One Nation leader Pauline Hanson referring Fraser Anning to the High Court after he began the process to officially quit One Nation.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about whether musicians can take legal action over their inclusion in politician Cory Bernardi’s Spotify playlist of Australian music.

18 January

  • Canberra Times quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the upcoming dual-citizenship case against Labor senator Katy Gallagher in the High Court. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

17 January

  • Pedestrian quoted Professor Gail Mason from Sydney Law School about sexual assault law and consent.

15 January 

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the High Court challenge to Susan Lamb’s dual citizenship.

11 January 

  • 2GB spoke with Professor Patrick Parkinson from Sydney Law School about the first meeting of the review panel into religious freedoms chaired by Philip Ruddock.

9 January 

  • In The Australian, Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School commented on an alleged breach of section 44 of the Constitution by Labor MP Susan Lamb.

2017

22 December 

  • ABC Radio (Sydney, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a case in NSW where a man successfully argued against voting in an election because it would make him “morally corrupt”.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about how Australian defamation law differs from US law in relation to investigative journalism regarding sexual assault, harassment and misconduct.

19 December 

  • Huffington Post quoted Professor David Rolph and Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about the implications of defamation law in Australia for investigative journalism regarding sexual assault, harassment and misconduct.

18 December 

  • The Conversation published an article co-authored by Dr James Metzger from Sydney Law School about the Commonwealth Bank’s admission it breached Australia’s anti-money laundering laws.

15 December 

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether the federal government can force the states to act on legislation for a national redress scheme for victims of institutional child sexual abuse.

14 December 

  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Judy Cashmore from Sydney Law School about the release of the final report from the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse.

11 December 

  • An article in the Newcastle Herald about ATAR results quoted two University of Sydney law students Will Ryan and Patrick Ryan.
  • ABC News TV and ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about Labor Senator Katy Gallagher being referred to the High Court over dual citizenship. The Guardian and two AAP articles (here and here) also quoted Professor Twomey about the ongoing dual citizenship issues. The AAP articles were syndicated across Yahoo! (7, Prime, GWN and New Zealand).
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Belinda Smith from Sydney Law School about changes to the NSW Anti-Discrimination Act which will make it illegal to sack or refuse to hire a woman who knew she was pregnant when she applied for a job. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

7 and 8 December 

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the disqualification of Liberal senate candidate Hollie Hughes for holding a government job. The Australian also quoted Professor Twomey about Labor senator Katy Gallagher being referred to the High Court over dual-citizenship and another article quoted Professor Twomey on the impact of the ruling. The Guardian also quoted Professor Twomey about the federal government’s proposed ban on foreign donations and about the High Court’s decision to overturn the ACT Marriage Equality Act in 2013.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Tim Matthews from Sydney Law School about the defence of “pure fantasy” in child pornography cases. Mr Mathews also write an article published on The Conversation about the defence.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Associate Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the High Court ruling a union loses the privilege to strike if it breaches a Fair Work Commission order.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the government’s changes to migration regulations, which were disallowed after a Greens motion passed the Senate with the support of Labor and the Nick Xenophon Team.
  • Sunraysia Daily quoted Professor Michael Dirkis from Sydney Law School about a legal challenge to the backpacker tax introduced earlier this year.

6 December 

  • ABC (News TV, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the ongoing dual-citizenship issues in parliament. The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Professor Twomey about whether the Turnbull government’s crackdown on foreign influence is legal within the Constitution. Both articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ABC Online published an article co-written by Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the government’s changes to migration regulations. SBS Online also quoted Professor Crock about the Green’s introducing a motion in the Senate to block the regulation changes.

5 December 

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Joellen Riley, Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Law School, about a rise in mature-age law students. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • The Guardian and The Conversation quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about Labor senator Katy Gallagher being referred to the High Court for dual-citizenship.

4 December

  • The Sydney Morning Herald, The Saturday Age and Canberra Times published an article about reporting and experiences of sexual harassment in the workplace, which quoted Associate Professor Belinda Smith.
  • Professor Anne Twomey was quoted in the Weekend Australian about the former High Court judge Ken Hayne, who is expected to be appointed a royal commissioner for the finance inquiry.

1 December

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Joellen Riley, Head of School and Dean of the Sydney Law School, about the evolution of legal education.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph about the defamation case involving Bauer Media and actress Rebel Wilson.

30 November

  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall about a University of Sydney report into Australians’ attitudes to online privacy.

28 November

  • ABC News TV and 2CC Canberra interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall about a University of Sydney report into Australians’ attitudes to online privacy.  Professor Weatherall and her co-authors published an article about the report on ABC OnlineZDNetSYN FM Melbourne and ITWire also mentioned the report.

27 November

  • The Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Helen Irving on the number of Australians who could potentially be ineligible to serve in Parliament due to dual citizenship.
  • Professor Anne Twomey responded to questions about the Queensland state election, published in the Courier Mail. The article was syndicated in regional newspapers.

23 November

  • triple j interviewed Professor Patrick Parkinson about how the family court needs to assess divorce when children are involved.
  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Professor Gail Mason about hate crimes and the same-sex marriage postal survey.
  • Adelaide Advertiser mentioned Professor Anne Twomey while reporting on the loss of Nick Xenophon Team senator Skye Kakoschke-Moore due to dual-citizenship issues. The Conversation quoted Professor Twomey about Kakoschke-Moore’s resignation.

20 November

  • The World Today, Melbourne interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of various senators replacing those disqualified for holding dual citizenship. A syndicated AAP article syndicated quoted Professor Twomey about whether John Alexander needed to resign over his potential dual-citizenship status. ABC NSW Statewide Drive mentioned comments from Professor Twomey about constitutional rules in NSW around dual-citizenship.

17 November

  • ABC AM and The Australian interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of various senators replacing those disqualified for holding dual citizenship. Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Professor Twomey about constitutional rules in NSW around dual-citizenship, the article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Hukum Online reported Professor Simon Butt spoke at an Indonesian constitutional scholars’ conference last week on reducing regulation.

16 November

  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Adelaide, Hobart, Northern Tasmania), ABC Online and Australian Financial Review interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of various senators replacing those disqualified for holding dual-citizenship. ABC Radio Sydney and Yahoo!7 interviewed Professor Twomey about the same-sex marriage legislation being introduced to parliament.

15 November

  • ABC Radio (PM, Melbourne) and Australian Financial Review interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of the senator replacing Jacqui Lambie, who resigned for having dual-citizenship. 2GB Sydney mentioned comments from Professor Anne Twomey about the replacement senator. 
  • West Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of Fremantle politician Josh Wilson and 9news.com.au quoted her about resolving the dual citizenship issue with an early election. The Australian quoted Georgia Allen, a student of Professor Twomey’s, about the eligibility of Nationals politician David Gillespie.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Patrick Parkinson about the legislative changes that will be required in the aftermath of the same-sex marriage postal vote. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

14 November

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the ongoing citizenship issues in parliament. Australian Financial Review and The New Daily  quoted Professor Twomey about the ongoing citizenship issues.

13 November

  • Professor Anne Twomey published an article in AFR Weekend about what would happen if the Prime Minister was left to govern a minority government because of ongoing citizenship issues. ABC TV Sydney, Sydney Morning Herald, Weekend Australian (x2), The GuardianABC Online, ABC Gold Coast and Weekend West interviewed Professor Twomey about the citizenship issues. 

10 November

  • ABC Radio (AM and major metropolitan stations) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the new senators that will replace those who were disqualified by the High Court for holding for dual-citizenship. The AustralianThe Guardian and The Advertiser also quoted Professor Twomey about the ongoing citizenship issues. The Advertiser article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.

9 November

  • The Australian quoted Professor Patrick Parkinson about a review into the family court systems and the Family Law Act.
  • Crikey published an article by Mr John Eldridge about how the Prime Minister can end the current citizenship saga.

8 November

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about the possibility of more by-elections as more politicians are found to be dual citizens. The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Twomey about the likelihood of Liberal MP John Alexander being a dual-citizen of Australia and the UK. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. The Guardian quoted Professor Twomey about Labor MP Justine Keay confirming her renunciation of British citizenship was not effective until after her election.

2 November

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey about the eligibility of Hollie Hughes, the senator set to replace disqualified Nationals deputy leader Fiona Nash.

1 November

  • 2CC Canberra interviewed Professor Anne Twomey about Labor’s claims that ministerial decisions of disqualified MPs Barnaby Joyce and Fiona Nash could be challenged in court. Daily TelegraphThe Australian and The New Dailyquoted Professor Twomey about President of the Senate Stephen Parry announcing he might possibly be a British citizen. The Daily Telegraph article was syndicated across News Corp Australia’s online mastheads.

Charlotte Moore

Assistant Media and PR Adviser (Humanities)