School of Law Research

Opinion: Have Western Australians elected an ineligible One Nation Senate candidate?

July 13th, 2016

Law lecturer Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay from Murdoch’s School of Law unravels the complex legalities of whether One Nation’s lead Senate candidate in WA, Rod Culleton, is eligible to stand for election.

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Opinion: Indeed, Mr Abbott, Section 18C is “clearly a bad law”

May 16th, 2016

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for the website On Line Opinion, Murdoch University law experts argue that section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is an unconstitutional law.

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Opinion: How does Australia's refugee per capita intake compare to other countries?

September 9th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kennypert guide

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny examines Australia's resettlement of refugees through the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in an article in The Conversation.

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Opinion: Lashing out at the UN is not the act of a good international citizen

March 12th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-authored for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from Murdoch’s School of Law comments on Tony Abbott’s controversial response to a United Nations report which criticises Australia’s human rights record in relation to its treatment of asylum seekers and refugees.

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Factcheck: did 1200 refugees die at sea under Labor?

March 4th, 2015

Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny

In an article co-written for The Conversation, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny from the School of Law assesses the truth of Senator George Brandis’ statement that 1200 asylum seekers are estimated to have died at sea during the last Labor government.

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Opinion: Manus Island hunger strikes are a call to Australia’s conscience

January 19th, 2015

As reports of hunger strikes among asylum seekers in the Manus Island detention centre continue to emerge, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny is among a group of academics to argue that the Abbott government’s refusal to negotiate could lead to deaths.

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Opinion: Achieving elusive justice for flight MH17 victims will be a challenge

July 25th, 2014

Lorraine Finlay, a lecturer in the School of Law at Murdoch University looks at how history and recent events suggest that justice under international law is elusive and difficult to deliver.

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Legal philosophy conference comes to Murdoch

May 5th, 2014

Questions about the law and legal systems will be debated and discussed at the Australian Society of Legal Philosophy (ASLP) annual conference and book symposium at Murdoch University’s School of Law in June.

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Victims of violent crime don’t fit mould

January 14th, 2014

A Murdoch University School of Law researcher says traditional theories of forgiveness don’t work for victims of serious crime.

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Participants needed for study on emotional blindness

December 5th, 2012

Tracey Woolrych of Murdoch’s School of Law said anecdotal evidence from her ongoing study suggests some people have blank spots for reading certain emotions.

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