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July 2019

17 July:

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about issues with the National Archives. The Conversation published a piece by Professor Twomey about how the Australian Constitution was intended to be difficult to amend.
  • Get Education mentioned the commencement of Professor Simon Bronitt as Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School.
  • Croakey mentioned Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre’s recent Food Governance Conference.

15 July:

  • Weekend Australian published a piece by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School, about opposition to a proposal for an Indigenous voice to federal parliament. ABC Newcastle interviewed her about the topic.
  • 6PR Perth interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about his new memoir, ‘Born at the Right Time’.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Murray Lee from the Sydney Institute of Criminology at Sydney Law School about the Perceptions of Crime in Sydney joint report with the City of Sydney, which found the majority of Sydney residents are not fearful of crime. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.

12 July:

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about how an Indigenous voice to parliament would not be dissimilar to already existing statutory bodies that advise parliament.

11 July:

  • ABC Radio Canberra interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt pledging to hold an Indigenous constitutional recognition referendum within three years. Professor Twomey also took part in ABC’s panel show The Drum, where the topic was discussed.

10 July:

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about Federal Minister for Indigenous Australians Ken Wyatt pledging to hold an Indigenous recognition referendum within three years.

9 July:

  • Sky News broadcast a recording of the opening event of the 2019 Food Governance Conference, co-hosted by Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre. The Sydney Ideas event featuredDr Alana Mann from the Department of Media and Communications and Sydney Environment Institute. 
  • The Wire interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about the future of Hong Kong’s leadership and their relationship with China.
  • GazetaPrawna (Poland) published an article by Associate Professor Salvatore Babones from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences about the lessons Poland could learn from South Korea

8 July:

  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Tim Stephens from Sydney Law School about whether another country could take Japan to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea for their resumption of whaling.
  • La Tercera (Chile) mentioned Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School spoke at a closing plenary in Santiago on the challenges that Poland faces.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about a Federal Court decision finding an employer can subpoena a particular employee’s medical records.
  • Weekend Australian interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about his memoir Born at the Right Time.
  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about ongoing issues with the National Archives of Australia. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • Sun Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about Google facing a contempt of court charge for not removing defamatory reviews about a Sydney businessman. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.

4 July:

  • ABC 7.30 interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum and Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about their marriage.
  • ABC Radio PM interviewed Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about proposed laws that could see Australian citizens who travel overseas to join terrorist groups being barred from returning home for up to two years.

3 July:

  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about a Melbourne-based Syrian family being unable to travel to Italy despite being assured they had the right travel documents.
  • Ten’s The Project interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about further protests in Hong Kong against a proposed extradition law that could see suspects returned to mainland China.

2 July:

  • ABC’s Conversations interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about his memoir Born at the Right Time; which tells his story of growing up blind and becoming an academic and lawyer.
  • The Wire interviewed Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about Australian burglary rates being at a nine-year low.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about section 45D of the Competition and Consumer Act and whether it applies to the Israel Folau case. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online and the New Zealand Herald.

1 July:

  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the role of the Governor-General in appointing a prime minister. Professor Twomey also published an article in The Conversation on the topic. Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Twomey about the role of the Attorney General and Governor General in granting judicial pardons. Daily Mail Australia quoted Professor Twomey about religious freedom protections in the Constitution.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the Supreme Court finding media organisations are liable for allegedly defamatory comments on their public Facebook pages.
  • ABC Radio The World Today interviewed Dr Kym Sheehan from Sydney Law School about the new Banking Code of Practice coming into effect today.

June 2019

28 June:

  • The Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the Governor General’s role in deliberations of parliamentarians’ eligibility to hold office. Professor Twomey’s comments were also referenced in an article in The Australian.
  • The New Daily reported on drilling in the Great Australian Bight and a submission co-authored by Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School and Sydney Environment Institute about the risks of the ‘overconfident’ plan.  
  • Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School was quoted in The Australian about the Supreme Court ruling media organisations are liable for allegedly defamatory comments on their public Facebook page.
  • ABC 7.30 interviewed Emeritus Professor Terry Carney from Sydney Law School about the federal government’s automated welfare crackdown.

27 June:

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about reports Malcolm Turnbull tried to influence the Governor-General about commissioning Peter Dutton as Prime Minister should he have won the leadership ballot.

25 June:

  • ABC Radio (National, Sydney, Coffs Coast) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the ABC legally challenging the constitutional validity of the Australian Federal Police’s search warrant. Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Professor Twomey about the case, with the article syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about a NSW Supreme Court judge ruling news media organisations are liable for allegedly defamatory comments posted on their public Facebook pages. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.

24 June:

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Joellen Riley from Sydney Law School about the Fair Work Ombudsman dropping legal action against food delivery company Foodora. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about developments in assistive technology that allowed him to read on his own.

21 June:

  • SBS Online quoted Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the United Nations High Commission for Refugees’ annual Global Trends report.

18 June:

  • ABC Radio Newcastle interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about the Hong Kong government suspending a proposed extradition law that could see suspects returned to mainland China, after millions took to the streets to protest the law.

17 June:

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the power contained within Canberra’s Parliamentary Triangle.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about the Hong Kong government suspending a proposed extradition law that could see suspects returned to mainland China, after millions took to the streets to protest the law.

14 June:

  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about one million people in Hong Kong taking to the streets to protest a proposed extradition law that could see suspects returned to mainland China.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Tim Stephens from Sydney Law School and Associate Professor Willem Vervoot from the School of Life and Environmental Sciences about Adani clearing its final hurdle for the Carmichael coal mine. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.

12 June:

  • Ten’s The Project and The Wire interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about one million people in Hong Kong taking to the streets to protest a proposed extradition law that could see suspects returned to mainland China.
  • EuroNews (France) published a letter by Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School about the upcoming Polish elections.

11 June:

  • Lawyers Weekly reported outgoing Executive Director of the NSW Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research (BOCSAR) Dr Don Weatherburn has accepted an appointment as Adjunct Professor at the University of Sydney Law School.
  • The Saturday Age quoted Professor Joellen Riley from Sydney Law School about the Fair Work Ombudsman finding Uber drivers were not entitled to employment benefits such as annual leave and sick pay. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.
  • Herald Sun quoted Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about the warrant for the recent ABC raid being signed off by a court registrar with no oversight. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about how it would be possible to split the state of Tasmania into two separate states.

6 June:

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Carolyn McKay from Sydney Law School about how electronic monitoring works, after it was revealed the alleged Darwin gunman was wearing one.

4-5 June:

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Associate Professor Belinda Smith from Sydney Law School about whether Israel Folau was unfairly dismissed by Rugby Australia. Australian Financial Review also quoted Associate Professor Smith about the case.
  • SBS Online quoted Dr Sascha Callaghan from Sydney Law School about NSW’s current abortion laws.

3 June:

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about what can be learned from the 1967 referendum. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • Weekend Australian mentioned comments from Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about George Pell’s appeal.

May 2019

28 May:

  • The Wire interviewed Dr Carolyn McKay from Sydney Law School about the increasing size of NSW prison populations.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the proposal for Indigenous Australians to have a voice in parliament. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.

27 May:

  • Daily Advertiser quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about the Wagga Show Society's successful defence against a $476,000 personal injury lawsuit.
  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about discrimination law in relation to housemate advertisements that are based on race.
  • 10 Daily quoted Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School and the Sydney Environment Institute about a submission she co-authored calling on Australia's regulator to hold Norwegian oil company Equinor to account over its proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.

24 May:

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Sascha Callaghan from Sydney Law School in an explainer about Alabama’s voting to ban abortions and whether there is similar public sentiment in Australia. The article was syndicated widely across Nine’s digital mastheads.

23 May:

  • ABC Radio (NewsRadio, Adelaide, North and West SA, Eyre Peninsula, Riverland, Northern Tasmania, Hobart) interviewed Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School and the Sydney Environment Institute about a submission she co-authored calling on Australia's regulator to hold Norwegian oil company Equinor to account over its proposal to drill for oil in the Great Australian Bight.
  • ABC Online quoted Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about the Israel Folau case and the questions it raises about religious expression from sporting players.

22 May:

  • The New Daily quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about machine-based mental health screening.
  • The Washington Post (US) published a piece by Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School about politics in Poland.

20 May:

  • SBS Online quoted Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about asylum seeker policies now the Coalition have won another term.
  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about students in NSW public schools being told they can’t take part in major school events without their parents giving permission for their names and photos to appear on social media. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Joellen Riley from Sydney Law School about regulation of gig-economy workers such as food delivery drivers. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Perth, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide) interviewed Shannon Maree Torrens, PhD Candidate in Sydney Law School, about her experience working in countries that have experienced war crimes and genocide.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the next steps following a close election. SBS Online and ABC Online republished the article. ABC Radio (Coffs Coast, Mid North Coast. New England North West) interviewed Professor Twomey about the article.

17 May:

  • The Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about how the courts interpret the Constitution in various High Court challenges to members of parliament.

16 May:

  • SBS Online (x2quoted Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the Australian immigration law that sees migrants with disabilities unable to obtain permanent residency. Scoop (NZ) also quoted Professor Crock about how the Christchurch attack influenced the Australian election campaign.
  • The Guardian quoted Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about how the High Court’s rulings on the eligibility of dual citizen politicians, after questions were raised over Liberal candidate Phillip Fusco.
  • The Conversation published an article by Emeritus Professor Terry Carney from the Sydney Law School about how a Coalition election promise led to Centrelink’s robo-debt recovery scheme.
  • Your Money interviewed Associate Professor Jeanne Huang from Sydney Law School about trade talks between the US and China.

15 May:

  • ABC Online quotedProfessor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School about Australians’ attitudes towards climate change policies.

14 May:

  • The Wire interviewed Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about a brawl that broke out in Hong Kong parliament over proposed changes to extradition laws.

13 May:

  • Sky News Extra played a recording of an event on the Murray-Darling Basin held at Sydney Law School last week. Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School appeared.
  • The Australian quoted Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast from Sydney Law School about what power NSW Attorney-General Mark Speakman has in the case of Cheryl Grimmer, a three-year-old allegedly abducted and murdered in 1970.

10 May:

  • ABC Pacific Beat (radio and onlineinterviewed Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about the Fiji Immigration Department confirming Labor candidate Shireen Morris has never held Fijian citizenship despite reports to the contrary from the Coalition.
  • Australian Financial Review quoted Dr Yane Svetiev from Sydney Law School about the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission rejecting a merger between telecommunications companies TPG and Vodafone on the grounds it would damage competition.
  • The Australian quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the South Australian Supreme Court rejecting calls to allow juries to decide defamation cases.
  • NITV (online) quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about High Court proceedings regarding two Aboriginal men facing deportation from Australia. InDaily also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of South Australian Labor MP Nick Champion.

9 May:

  • ABC News TV interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about the potential punishment awaiting Israel Folau after he was found to have breached Rugby Australia’s code of conduct.

8 May:

  • The Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about delays in accessing government documents from the National Archives of Australia. Newcastle Herald also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of Labor MP Meryl Swanson.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor Tim Stephens from Sydney Law School about an alleged bet made by former prime minister Tony Abbott that there would be no significant impact from climate change in the next 10 years.

7 May:

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about broadcast licenses, after a Sydney pub was told by Foxtel to stop airing Game of Thrones episodes for patrons. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads online.

6 May:

  • Sydney Morning Herald reported on a Sydney Writers’ Festival panel discussion on defamation law involving Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School. The article was syndicated across Nine’s newspaper mastheads.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the eligibility of a Labor MP Meryl Swanson.

April 2019

3 May:

  • ABC Radio AM and ABC Online interviewed Professor Gail Mason from Sydney Law School and Professor of Practice (Sociology and Political Theory) Dr Tim Soutphommasane about the difficulties of convicting people of hate crimes.

1 May:

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about her difficulties in dealing with the National Archives of Australia.

30 April:

  • The Guardian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the eligibility of some federal election candidates.

29 April:

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Patricia Apps from Sydney Law School about changes in tax policy pushing the tax burden from high to middle income earners. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.
  • BBC Radio interviewed Dr Rosemary Grey from Sydney Law School about convictions of sexual violence crimes in the International Criminal Court.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the role of Australia’s upper houses of parliament. ABC Radio Canberra also interviewed Professor Twomey about funding of national cultural institutions, including the National Archives. The Australian also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of some federal election candidates.

26 April:

  • ABC Radio Eyre Peninsula and West Coast interviewed Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School about plans to drill for oil in the Great Australia Bight, mentioning a forum on the topic was held at the University of Sydney.

24 April:

  • A column in the Adelaide Advertiser mentioned comments from Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about what actual power Australia’s Governor-General wields. The column was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

23 April:

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the eligibility of doctors to stand as political candidates after GP Dr Mary Ross withdrew as a Labor candidate.

18 April:

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about two recent High Court cases that could impact the federal election.

17 April:

  • ABC Radio (National, NewsRadio) interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about actor Geoffrey Rush winning his defamation case against Nationwide News.
  • 10 Daily quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about children of ISIS fighters trying to return to Australia.
  • EuroNews (France) published an article by Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School about liberal democracy.

16 April:

  • Australia’s Mining Monthly quoted Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School about how energy and natural resources law impacts the coexistence of farmers and miners.
  • The Wire interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about lobby group Advance Australia creating a superhero called ‘Captain GetUp’.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about actor Geoffrey Rush winning his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the potential for Oliver Yates, independent challenger to Josh Frydenberg, to be in breach of the Constitution due to business dealings. The Age also mentioned comments from Professor Twomey about political donation laws, with the article syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads online.

15 April:

  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the statutory cap on payouts for defamation cases, in the context of the Geoffrey Rush v Nationwide News case.
  • Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School was quoted in The Australian about whether MP Kerryn Phelps may be breaching section 44 of the Constitution by continuing to treat patients as a general practitioner.
  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Dr Alison Pert from Sydney Law School about extradition laws in relation to WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange’s arrest in London for breaching bail conditions.

12 April:

  • ABC 7.30 and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about actor Geoffrey Rush winning his defamation case against the Daily Telegraph. The Herald article was syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads online.

11 April:

  • The New Daily quoted Dr Belinda Reeve from Sydney Law School about alcohol advertising through AFL and NRL sporting teams.

10 April:

  • 2GB Sydney interviewed Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about the legalities of wives and children of ISIS fighters trying to return to Australia.
  • The Mandarin reported on a panel discussion facilitated by The Mandarin’s editor about issues of consent, trust and social licence in the digital age, quoting Dr Sascha Callaghan from Sydney Law School.

8 April:

  • ABC News TV interviewed Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about the legal disputes that can arise over granny flats.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Professor Ben Saulfrom Sydney Law School and Dr Luara Ferracioli from the Department of Philosophy about Australian-born ISIS fighters, as well as their wives and children, trying to return to Australia. 10 Daily also quoted Professor Saul about the situation.
  • Your Money (TV) interviewed Associate Professor Jeanne Huang from Sydney Law School about trade talks currently underway between the US and China.

5 April:

  • The Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a long-disregarded section of the Constitution that should see federal budget surpluses paid back to the states.
  • 2SER FM interviewed Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about minimum wage and enterprise agreements in Australia.

4 April:

  • ABC Radio AM interviewed Professor Cameron Stewart, Acting Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School, about plans from the Therapeutics Goods Administration to address faulty medical devices.
  • ABC podcast The Signal interviewed Professor Tim Stephens from Sydney Law School about the political future of Antarctica.

3 April:

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about the legalities of wives and children of ISIS fighters trying to return to Australia. The article was syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads.
  • SBS Online reported on a study of the NSW Police Force bias crime database undertaken by Professor Gail Mason from the Sydney Institute of Criminology in the Sydney Law School.

2 April:

  • SBS World News (TV, Online) and The Saturday Paper reported on a study of the NSW Police Force bias crime database undertaken by Professor Gail Mason from the Sydney Institute of Criminology in the Sydney Law School.

1 April:

  • The Saturday Paper quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about claims from the federal government it cannot fund charitable groups who also campaign on political issues.

March 2019

25 March:

  • AFR Weekend quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about what would happen should there be a hung parliament following the NSW election.
  • ABC TV (News, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne), ABC Radio PM and ABC Online interviewed Professor Gail Mason from Sydney Law School about hate crime investigations in NSW.
  • Yahoo! quoted PhD student Jose-Miguel Bello y Villarino from the Sydney Law School about Australia’s rank on the Transparency International Corruption Perception Index.

27 March:

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Michael Dirkin from Sydney Law School about tax bills for deregistered business.

20 March:

  • 3AW Melbourne and triple j (online) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the power of parliament to discipline their members following Senator Fraser Anning’s comments in the wake of Christchurch.
  • SBS Mandarin quoted Associate Professor Jeanne Huang from Sydney Law School about NSW opposition leader Michael Daley’s recent comments on immigration. 
  • South China Morning Post quoted Professor Vivienne Bath from Sydney Law School about the extradition of non-Chinese citizens to China. 
  • Bloomberg (US) quoted Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School about anti-LGBT messages from the Law & Order party in Poland in the lead up to an election.

19 March:

  • ABC News TV and ABC Radio (Adelaide, Wide Bay) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the power of parliament to discipline their members following Senator Fraser Anning’s comments in the wake of Christchurch. Sydney Morning Herald (syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads online) also quoted Professor Twomey about the potential discipline.

18 March: 

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether a senator could be expelled from parliament for offensive statements. ABC Online republished the article and Professor Twomey was interviewed on ABC Radio (Shepparton, Gozulburn Murray), 3AW Melbourne and TRFM Gippsland about attempts to remove Senator Anning.

 

16 March: 

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Anne Twomey about whether a senator could be expelled from parliament for offensive statements. ABC Online republished the article and Professor Twomey was interviewed on ABC Radio (Shepparton, Goulburn Murray), 3AW Melbourne and TRFM Gippsland about attempts to remove Senator Anning.

15 March 

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Shae McCrystal about the implications of a federal court decision that found a casual employee was entitled to annual leave as his employment was long term. The article was syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads online.

14 March 

  • ABC Radio World Today interviewed Professor Ben Saul about Islamic State members who want to return to their countries of origin with their children.

13 March

  • ABC Radio (World Today, Sydney, NewsRadio, Radio National), triple j) and ABC Online interviewed Professor Ben Saul about a group of Yazidi women beginning compensation proceedings in the NSW Civil and Administrative Tribunal for crimes committed against them by Australian Khaled Sharrouf while he was with Islamic State in Syria.

11 March

  • The Australian quoted Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about why people choose to disseminate sexually explicit videos in the context of a recent case involving NRL players.

7 March

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor David Hamer about George Pell’s appeal. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia and the New Zealand Herald, including news.com.auTen’s Studio 10 also discussed Professor Hamer’s comments.

4 March

  • ABC News (TV, Radio) interviewed Professor Simon Rice about the court suppression order on the identity of ‘Lawyer x’ being lifted.
  • ABC Radio Newcastle interviewed Professor Anne Twomey explaining what caretaker mode is ahead of the NSW state election.
  • Nikkei Asian Review quoted Professor Mary Crock about the Australian government revoking the permanent residency of Chinese businessman Huang Xiangmo.
  • 2SER interviewed Dr Justin Ellis from the Sydney Institute of Criminology about his research on the role amateur video can play in holding police to account.

February 2019

28 February

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School in a fact check on whether Australia sending asylum seekers to Nauru and Manus is a crime against humanity.
  • Bloomberg article syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads online quoted Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School about a court ruling, which threw out an appeal for Gloucester Resources’ coal mine proposal on the basis it would add to greenhouse gas emissions.

27 February

  • Bloomberg (US) and Yahoo! Finance quoted Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School about a court ruling, which threw out an appeal for Gloucester Resources’ coal mine proposal that would add to greenhouse gas emissions.

26 February

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Jason Harris from Sydney Law School about the class action suit against Westpac in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission final report. The article was syndicated across Nine’s print mastheads.
  • Mamamia quoted Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about home invasions and the decreasing crime rate.

25 February

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about Chinese businessman Chau Chak Wing winning his defamation case against the Sydney Morning Herald.
  • Ten Daily quoted Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast from Sydney Law School about cyber bullying laws in Australia.
  • Domain republished an article originally published in The Conversation by Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about the legal disputes that can arise over granny flats.

22 February

  • SBS World News interviewed Professor Jennifer Hill from Sydney Law School about Swiss bank UBS being fined a record US$5.1 billion.
  • Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Jason Harris from Sydney Law School about the class action suit against Westpac in the wake of the Banking Royal Commission final report.
  • The Conversation published an article by Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about the legal disputes that can arise over granny flats.

21 February

  • ABC Radio PM interviewed Dr Rayner Thwaites from Sydney Law School about the UK’s decision to strip ISIS bride Shamima Begum of her British citizenship.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about copyright, after a Newtown restaurant accused a new restaurant in Belmore of copying their menu. The article was syndicated online.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the history of Australia’s offshore processing of refugees.

19 February

  • ABC Radio The World Today interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about why Australian parliament convenes for so few days compared with other parliaments around the world.

18 February

  • Sun Herald quoted Emeritus Professor Ben Boer from Sydney Law School about a NSW court rejecting an application for a mine in Gloucester. The article was widely syndicated.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about the legal rights of gig economy workers including food-delivery riders. The article was widely syndicated.

15 February

  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the passing of the ‘medevac’ bill to allow medical evacuations of refugees currently in immigration detention. 2SER FM interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the potential constitutional problems that arose from the government being defeated on the bill.

14 February

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the potential constitutional problems that arose from the government being defeated on the ‘medevac’ bill. The article was syndicated across Nine’s Fairfax mastheads. ABC Radio (Newcastle, Darwin) also interviewed Professor Twomey about the bill.
  • ABC Online published an opinion piece co-authored by Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the politicisation of refugees and migration laws.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about potential changes to the legal definition of casual employees. The article was syndicated across Nine’s Fairfax mastheads.

13 February

  • ABC News TV, ABC Radio (National, NewsRadio, Sydney, Hobart, Northern Tasmania), 2GB Sydney, 4BC Brisbane and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the potential constitutional problems of the government being defeated on the ‘medevac’ bill. The Herald article was syndicated across Nine’s Fairfax mastheads. Professor Twomey also published an article in The Conversation about the vote, with the article quoted in a news.com.au article syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Rayner Thwaites from Sydney Law School about the High Court hearing the case of a man being held indefinitely in immigration detention.

12 February

  • Al Jazeera interviewed Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School and Sydney Environment Institute about the Republic of Vanuatu considering taking legal action against fossil fuel companies for their role in causing climate change.

 

7 February

  • Yahoo! Finance quoted Dr Kym Sheehan from the Sydney Law School about the banking royal commission report. 
  • Aged Care Insite  quoted Professor Jason Harris from the Sydney Law School about the the banking royal commission report.

6 February

  • The Senior quoted Professor Jason Harris from Sydney Law School about the about the release of the banking royal commission report.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about the NSW government announcing it will rollout CCTV cameras across Sydney.
  • 2MCE Orange interviewed Professor Mary Crock from Sydney Law School about the final children being removed from offshore detention. The interview was syndicated across community radio’s National Radio News.

5 February

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about how banking royal commissioner Kenneth Hayne would run the royal commission.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Kym Sheehan from the Sydney Law School about the banking royal commission.

4 February

  • ABC Radio AM interviewed Dr Kym Sheehan from Sydney Law School about about the banking royal commission report being released today and whether there will be criminal or civil charges recommended in the report.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about making political donations more transparent. The article was syndicated across The Age, WA Today, Canberra Times and Brisbane Times online.
  • Ten Daily quoted Dr Carolyn McKay from Sydney Law School about people’s fascination with true crime.

 

January 2019

1 February

  • Australian Financial Review quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about plans to reform Australia’s defamation laws.
  • Ten Daily quoted Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about anti-discrimination laws and how they impact people being denied entry into cafes, pubs and restaurants.

31 January

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a High Court decision striking down NSW laws that capped third-party political advertising to $500,000. The article was syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the states and territories agreeing to overhaul the country's defamation laws within 18 months. The article was syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times online.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about industrial action across a number of industries in the Illawarra region.

30 January

  • ABC Radio National, Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a High Court decision striking down NSW laws that capped third-party political advertising to $500,000. The Herald article was syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times online. 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane also mentioned Professor Twomey’s comments about the decision.  2GB Sydney also mentioned comments from Professor Twomey about the constitutional legalities of independent MP Kerryn Phelps owning medical clinics.

29 January

  • Sun Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether government funding of religious schools breaches the constitution. The article was syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane TimesThe Conversation also published an article by Professor Twomey about whether the Queen or Governor-General can refuse to royally assent a parliamentary bill in the UK and Australia.

25 January

  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the constitutional legalities of independent MP Kerryn Phelps owning medical clinics.23 January
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about celebrating Australia Day.
23 January
 
  • ABC Radio National (Breakfast and The Law Report) interviewed Dr Carolyn McKay from Sydney Law School about the negative impact of prisoners using audio-visual links to appear in court without leaving jail.

22 January

  • ABC Weekend Breakfast TV, ABC NewsRadio and 5AA Adelaide interviewed Professor Simon Tormey from the Department of Government and International Relations about ongoing Brexit deal negotiations in the UK Parliament. 雪花新闻 (China) quoted Professor Tormey about the Brexit negotiations. ABC News TV interviewed Honorary Associate Professor Nicholas Rowley from the Department of Government and International Relations about the Brexit deal.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Dr Garner Clancey about rates of domestic violence in NSW. Sydney Morning Herald also quoted Dr Clancey about the rising prison population in NSW. Both articles were syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about defamation law reform after Scotland became the latest country to back potential changes. The article was syndicated across The Age, Canberra Times, WA Today and Brisbane Times.

 

17 January

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast and Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the legality of sharing lewd videos involving a former NRL player.
  • The Guardian quoted Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about proposed laws lowering the threshold for revoking the Australian citizenship of convicted terrorists.

16 January

  • An AAP article widely syndicated across Australian Community Media and the Australian Financial Review quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the parliamentary eligibility of Energy Minister Angus Taylor.
  • ABC Radio National replayed an interview with Professor Cameron Stewart from Sydney Law School and Dr Howard Smith, Medical Director of Westmead Fertility Centre, about the legal and ethical considerations around extracting sperm from deceased men to be used with artificial reproductive technology.
  • SBS Radio (Mandarin) interviewed Professor Vivienne Bath from Sydney Law School about Apple facing a court ban in China regarding some of its iPhone models.

15 January

  • Nine’s A Current Affair interviewed Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about youth crime.
  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the parliamentary eligibility of Energy Minister Angus Taylor.

11 January

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about continued uncertainty around dual-citizenship politicians. The article was syndicated on The New Daily.

10 January

  • ABC Radio Pacific Beat interviewed Dr Rayner Thwaites from Sydney Law School about attempts by the federal government to strip Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash of his Australian citizenship.

December 2018

  • ABC OnlineMSN and Ten Daily quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about what would legally be required for Tasmania to become independent from the rest of Australia. Professor Twomey was also interviewed about the law in relation to political donations in a Sydney Morning Herald article about a surf lifesaving club paying to attend a NSW Liberal Party function. The piece was widely syndicated in Fairfax publications. Professor Twomey was also interviewed by the Sydney Morning Heraldabout whether electoral bribery laws would extend to internal party preselection matters. Professor Twomey was also interviewed on ABC TV Sydney about the powers of the Governor-General. Professor Twomey was quoted in The Australian about a proposed dual-citizenship checklist for federal political candidates.
  • The Australian interviewed Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about the government’s citizen-stripping powers in relation to Islamic State fighter Neil Prakash. 2GB mentioned Professor Irving’s comments. Professor Anne Twomey was also quoted about in the Courier Mail and Hobart Mercury about the Mr Prakash’s citizenship status.
  • Daily Mail quoted Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast from Sydney Law School about a growing trend in artificial intelligence be used to create internet scams. 
  • The Australian Financial Review quoted final year law student and Sydney University Law Society's first ethnocultural officer Ferdous Bahar about diversity in the legal profession.

21 December

  • Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, was interviewed on ABC NewsRadio about workers’ rights in the gig economy, particularly concerning Uber contracts.
  • Associate Professor Ed Couzens from Sydney Law School was interviewed on ABC TV’s The World about reports Japan will withdraw from the International Whaling Commission.

20 December

  • ABC News TV interviewed Professor Joellen Riley, Head of School and Dean of Sydney Law School, about a UK court ruling Uber drivers are employees of the company.

17 December

  • Lawyers Weekly and Campus Morning Mail reported Professor Simon Bronitt has been appointed Head of School and Dean of Law, taking up the new role in July 2019.
  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about the parameters for convicting a person of murder.
  • ABC Radio (Sydney, Perth, Adelaide) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the process around appointing a new Governor-General.
  • South China Morning Post (Hong Kong) quoted Professor Bing Ling from Sydney Law School about the arrest of Huawei’s Sabrina Meng Wanzhou in Canada and how the US enforces its laws against foreign companies and individuals.
  • Ten Daily quoted Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about the legalities of a citizen’s arrest.

14 December

  • Le Temps (France), Luxembourg Times (Luxembourg), Agenda (International) and Independent Australia published an article by Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about human rights in relation to the Banking Royal Commission.
  • The Conversation published an article by Dr Rayner Thwaites from Sydney Law School about proposed legal changes to lower the threshold for revoking Australian citizenship. SBS republished the article.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about the parameters for convicting a person of murder.

11 December

  • ABC Online quoted Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about the case of a man found guilty of murder despite his friend claiming he was the one who did it.

10 December

  • Sydney Morning Herald published an article by Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the need to reform defamation law in Australia. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media. He was also quoted in the Weekend Australian about balancing free speech with defamation law and in The Australian about reforming the payouts received in defamation cases.
  • The Age and The Guardian quoted Associate Professor Tyrone Kirchengast from Sydney Law School about how the public interest in the case of Chris Dawson, charged with murdering his wife Lynette, may impact his trial. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about legislation to address a court ruling that found a casual employee hired by a labour firm was entitled to annual leave and sick pay. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • ZDNet quoted Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about the government’s newly passed encryption laws.
  • 2SER interviewed Dr Belinda Reeve from Sydney Law School and the Charles Perkins Centre about her analysis of the effectiveness of alcohol marketing regulations.

6 December

  • Indian Link reported on first-year economics/law student Kavya Nagpal receiving the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

4 and 5 December

  • ABC News TV interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a High Court challenge to NSW legislation that limits election campaign spending by community groups, including unions, to $500,000. 
  • ABC Radio National interview Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about reforming defamation laws.

3 December

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about changes needed for defamation law in the age of the internet and social media. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. The Guardian also quoted Professor Rolph about defamation laws and their impact on news media.
  • Stuff (NZ) quoted Dr Sascha Callaghan from Sydney Law School about legal cases where people apply to use the sperm of a deceased partner.
  • The Age mentioned a review of Centrelink’s robo-debt recovery scheme by Emeritus Professor Terry Carney from the Sydney Law School. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

November 2018

29 November

  • ABC Radio National replayed a panel discussion on whether democracy is in decline, featuring Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School.

28 November

  • Charles Perkins Centre about her analysis of alcohol marketing to young people in Australia.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor Arlie Loughnan from Sydney Law School about calls to raise the age of criminal responsibility from ten to 16.

27 November

  • Nine’s Today interviewed Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about calls to raise the age of criminal responsibility from 10 to 16.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Belinda Reeve in the Sydney Law School about the rise of junk food.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about what would happen to Tony Alford, former managing director of franchisor Retail Food Group, if he doesn’t appear as a witness before a joint parliamentary committee. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.

26 November

  • Sunday Telegraph quoted Professor Murray Lee from Sydney Law School about men being more likely to commit crimes than women. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia.

23 November

  • Euronews (France) quoted Professor Wojciech Sadurski from Sydney Law School about the rule of law in Poland.
  • Canberra Times interviewed Professor David Hamer from the Sydney Law School about criminal procedure in the context of the case of David Eastman who was wrongly convicted and spent 19 years in gaol.
  • Architecture and Design Magazine mentioned first-year economics/law student Kavya Nagpal was the recipient of the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship.

22 November

  • The Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Joellen Riley, Dean of Sydney Law School, about a proposal from the Transport Workers’ Union to reform workers’ rights in the gig economy.

21 November

  • Sky News interviewed first-year economics/law student and recipient of the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship Kavya Nagpal about her people-centric vision, where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships. Images from the 2018 Bradfield Oration featuring Vice-Chancellor Dr Michael Spence were played during the segment.

20 November

  • The Daily Telegraph reported first-year economics/law student Kavya Nagpal was named the recipient of the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship at the 2018 Bradfield Oration last night. Kavya was interviewed on ABC Radio Sydney about her people-centric vision, where Sydney's living spaces would serve to build relationships.

19 November

  • Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School was interviewed on ABC PM about the High Court refusing to hear an appeal against defamation damages brought by actress Rebel Wilson.
  • The Daily Telegraph ran a series of articles featuring the 2018 Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship finalists. One article profiled arts/law student Sean Perry and his vision of building a ‘greenway’ to cut through Sydney’s congested suburbs.

15 November

  • Daily Telegraph reported on University of Sydney economics and law student Kavya Nagpal’s plans to create apartment blocks that encourage a sense of community, as part of the University of Sydney and Lendlease Bradfield Urbanisation Scholarship. The article was syndicated across News Corp outlets.

12 November

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about defamation law as it relates to the #MeToo movement. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

9 November

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about French prosecutors issuing international arrest warrants for three senior Syrian officials for alleged collusion in war crimes.

6 November

  • The Australian and The Conversation quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the eligibility of marginal Liberal seat holder Chris Crewther. ABC Radio Newcastle also mentioned comments from Professor Twomey about Crewther’s eligibility.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Dr Carolyn McKay from Sydney Law School about the growing use of audio visual links that allow prisoners to appear in court without leaving prison.
  • The Australian quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about defamation laws in the age of social media.

5 November

  • Sydney Morning Herald mentioned a University of Sydney Institute of Criminology survey from 2013 on sexting.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about various eligibility issues of politicians under Section 44 of the Constitution. Sun Herald, Weekend Australian and Daily Mail Australia also quoted Professor Twomey about the eligibility of marginal Liberal seat holder Chris Crewther.
  • An AAP article syndicated across News Corp Australia online, SBS Online, Yahoo!7, Nine.com.au, Daily Mail Australia, Australian Community Media quoted Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about hate speech laws in relation to a number of National party members who quit over links to neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

October 2018

2 November

  • The Australian interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the constitutional eligibility of Labor candidate Brian Owler and Professor Kerryn Phelps after the Wentworth byelection.

1 November

  • Sydney Morning Herald and The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the eligibility of Brian Owler, Labor candidate for the seat of Bennelong, to run for parliament if he remains a surgeon. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

31 October

  • Crikey quoted Professor Gail Mason from Sydney Law School about there being no legal definition of a hate crime in Australia. 

29 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the defamation case brought by Geoffrey Rush. The review was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Sydney Morning Herald published an opinion piece by Associate Professor Amy Conley Wright and Professor Judith Cashmore from the Institute of Adoption Studies about the NSW parliament considering legislative amendments streamlining foster care.

25 October

  • Wral (US) quoted Professor Murray Lee from the Sydney Law School about The Star Sydney casino’s exemption from lock out laws in NSW.

24 October

  • The Smart Company republished a Conversation article by Professor Anne Twomey about the possibility of a hung parliament. Ten Daily also mentioned Professor Twomey’s comment about Peter Dutton’s possible financial interest in childcare.

23 October

  • 2GB Sydney and 4BC Brisbane interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of a minority government should the Liberals lose the seat of Wentworth to independent Kerryn Phelps.

22 October

  • Hope 103.2 interviewed Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the culture of the finance industry, mentioning he is the author of a book on the topic.
  • SBS Online quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about defamation law in Australia.
  • The Conversation published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of a hung parliament should the Liberals lose the seat to independent Kerryn Phelps.

19 October

  • The Australian quoted Emeritus Professor Ron McCallum from Sydney Law School about former ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie’s unfair dismissal claim.
  • ABC Radio Sydney’s Focus interviewed Jared Harrison, entrepreneurship programs manager in the Business School, and alumna from Sydney Law School Georgia Adams, about the Sydney Genesis final pitch last night, for which Adams won the award for best commercialisation of research and $5,000 of seed funding. 

18 October

  • Ten Daily quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about diplomatic immunity if crimes were to occur within consulates and embassies in Australia.

16 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald and The Guardian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about potential constitutional issues with proposed federal laws to limit foreign political donations. ABC Radio Sydney also interviewed Professor Twomey about whether the Australian Governor-General could be a non-Australian, such as Prince Harry or Prince William.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about a former mayor in country NSW being awarded more than $100,000 in damages for defamatory remarks made about him on Facebook. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

12 October

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about diplomatic immunity in relation to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing while visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

11 October

  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about Australia’s declining crime rates but growing prison population, a topic he will present as part of the University of Sydney’s Raising the Bar event next week.

10 October

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Ben Saul from Sydney Law School about diplomatic immunity in relation to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who went missing while visiting the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul.
  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Helen Irving from Sydney Law School about the swearing-in ceremony of new US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

9 October

  • ABC Radio Melbourne interviewed Emeritus Professor Gillian Triggs from Sydney Law School about her career, mentioning her former role as Dean of Sydney Law School.

8 October

  • The Guardian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about a federal government bill that would override state donation laws, including bans on developer donations, caps and other transparency measures.

5 October

  • Detik (Indonesia) republished an ABC article quoting Professor Cameron Stewart from Sydney Law School and Dr Howard Smith, Medical Director of Westmead Fertility Centre, about the legal and ethical considerations around extracting sperm from deceased men to be used with artificial reproductive technology.

4 October

  • ABC Online quoted Professor Cameron Stewart from Sydney Law School and Dr Howard Smith, Medical Director of Westmead Fertility Centre, about the legal and ethical considerations around extracting sperm from deceased men to be used with artificial reproductive technology. Dr Smith was also interviewed on ABC Radio Far North about the topic.

3 October

  • ABC TV (News, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra) and ABC Online interviewed Professor Kimberlee Weatherall from Sydney Law School about the legalities of Women’s Day and New Idea publishing photos that were originally shared on Instagram. B&T and MSN also quoted Professor Weatherall about the scenario.

September 2018

28 September

  • Broadway World mentioned Associate Professor Rita Shakel from Sydney Law School will take part in a panel discussion following New Ghosts Theatre Company and KXT bAKEHOUSE Theatre Company’s production of the play YEN.

27 September

  • Crikey quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about Australian defamation laws and how they may restrict any public discourse around the sacking of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie.

26 September

  • ABC Radio National interviewed Professor Cameron Stewart from Sydney Law School and Dr Howard Smith, Medical Director of Westmead Fertility Centre, about the legal and ethical considerations around extracting sperm from deceased men to be used with artificial reproductive technology.
  • ABC Radio (Cairns, North West Queensland) interviewed Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about defamation laws in the wake of social and online media.
  • MSN quoted Professor Barbara McDonald from Sydney Law School about Australian defamation laws and how they may restrict any public discourse around the sacking of ABC managing director Michelle Guthrie.

24 September

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor David Rolph from Sydney Law School about the need to reform defamation laws in the wake of social and online media. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • Daily Telegraph quoted Professor Simon Rice from Sydney Law School about disputes between neighbours ending up in the legal system. The article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online.
  • ABC Online quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of Queensland succeeding from Australia.

21 September

  • The Conversation published an article by Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about the NSW Supreme Court refusing to re-try a man for the murders of three Indigenous children in Bowraville, NSW.
  • ABC Online published an article by Professor David Kinley from Sydney Law School about the impact of the global financial crisis, ten years on.

19 September 

  • ABC Radio National (Breakfast and Law Report) interviewed Professor David Hamer from Sydney Law School about the NSW Supreme Court refusing to re-try a man for the murders of three Indigenous children in Bowraville, NSW.
  • ABC Radio Sydney interviewed Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about what the law requires a buyer be told before purchasing a house.

17 September

  • Weekend Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the Solicitor-General’s view on the case to refer Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to the High Court.
  • Dr Arlie Loughnan from Sydney Law School was interviewed on ABC PM about calls for a national mental health inquiry following a stabbing perpetrated by a person living with a mental illness in Hobart.
  • ABC Radio’s The People vs program featured Dr Carolyn McKay, Deputy Director of the Sydney Institute of Criminology in the Sydney Law School, about the rights of prisoners.

14 September 

  • ABC News TV interviewed Honorary Professor Duncan Chappell from Sydney Law School about a 600-year-old Dancing Shiva in the Art Gallery of South Australia identified as being stolen from India.

13 September

  • Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School was interviewed as part of the Channel Nine show Inside Crime. Dr Clancey was also interviewed on Nine’s Today show about the series and why people are interested in true crime stories.
  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media.

12 September

  • The Conversation published an article by Patricia Lane from Sydney Law School about what the law requires a buyer be told before purchasing a house. ABC Online republished the article.

11 September

  • The Australian quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres.

7 September

  • Crikey quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres.
  • Newcastle Herald quoted Professor Peter Cashman from Sydney Law School about several class action lawsuits against Transport for NSW’s light rail projects.

4 September 

  • Australian Financial Review published its 2018 100 Women of Influence list, including Professor Rosemary Lyster from Sydney Law School in the public policy category.

August 2018

28 August

  • Newcastle Herald quoted Professor Peter Cashman from Sydney Law School about several class action lawsuits against Transport for NSW’s light rail projects.

27 August 

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility of Federal Minister Peter Dutton’s decisions being challenged in court if he is ruled ineligible to sit in parliament. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online. Bloomberg (US) also quoted Professor Twomey on the issue.

24 August

  • ABC Radio National, ABC 7.30, ABC News (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, Canberra, Hobart), ABC Radio (BrisbaneMelbourne, Sydney)ABC News TV and SBS News interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres. ABC Radio National quoted Professor Twomey about the same issue.

23 August

  • Channel 10 (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide), ABC Radio (NewsRadio, Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra) and Sky News interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres. Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, Australian Financial ReviewSBS OnlineDaily Mail Australia also quoted Professor Twomey about the issue. The Herald article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online and Stuff (NZ). ABC Radio Sydney, Ten’s Studio 10 and ABC News TV also discussed Professor Twomey’s comments on Dutton’s eligibility. Australian Financial Review published an article by Professor Twomey about what could happen in parliament if Malcolm Turnbull is removed as Prime Minister. ABC News TV also interviewed Professor Twomey about the same scenarios.

22 August

  • The Age republished an article originally published in The Conversation by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about whether Peter Dutton is ineligible to sit in parliament due to financial interests in childcare centres.

21 August

  • Channel 10’s The Project, Channel 10 News (Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne, Adelaide) and WIN (Gold Coast, Canberra, Newcastle) interviewed Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the possibility that Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton may be ineligible to sit in parliament. Sydney Morning Herald, The AgeAustralian Financial ReviewJunkee, News.com.au, Daily Mail AustraliaThe GuardianPedestrianTen Daily and This is Money (UK) also quoted Professor Twomey about Dutton’s eligibility. The Herald and Age articles were syndicated across Fairfax Media and on Stuff (NZ). The News.com.au article was syndicated across News Corp Australia online. 2GB Sydney4BC Brisbane and 3AW Melbourne also mentioned comments from Professor Twomey while discussing the story. The Conversation also published an article by Professor Twomey about the issue, which was republished on ABC Online and Stuff (NZ).

20 August

  • ABC NewsRadio interviewed Dr Madeline Taylor from Sydney Law School about the long and short term impacts of the federal government’s National Energy Guarantee.
  • Sun Herald quoted Dr Garner Clancey from Sydney Law School about research from the Australian Institute of Criminology that compared the criminal records of Generation Y to those of Generation Z. The article was syndicated across Fairfax Media online.

17 August

  • Sydney Morning Herald quoted Professor Shae McCrystal from Sydney Law School about landmark court ruling into annual leave for casual workers with the article syndicated across Fairfax Media.
  • The Australian published an article by Professor Anne Twomey from Sydney Law School about the legality of political pork-barrelling according to the Constitution.

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.

July 2018

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.

June 2018

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.

April 2018

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.

March 2018

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.

February 2018

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) and CBN (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.

January 2018

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.