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The latest news coverage for the Sydney Law School

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2018

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.

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