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What’s going on at Manus Island?

November 17th, 2017

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch University legal academic Mary Anne Kenny sets out what’s really going on at the Manus Island Regional Processing Centre which was recently handed back to the Papua New Guinea Government.

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Law student youngest councillor to win seat on local government

November 7th, 2017

Murdoch University law student Jason Russell is the new face of a push for greater diversity in local government in Western Australia.

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Murdoch’s innovative student learning showcased

September 21st, 2017

Learning and teaching initiatives developed at Murdoch University have been highlighted as some of Australia best practice in developing student and graduate success.

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Opinion: Section 44 of the constitution does not mean that nobody is eligible to be elected to parliament

August 18th, 2017

The investigations into the eligibility of elected politicians to serve as members of Parliament under Section 44 of the constitution has caused a great deal of upheaval. In an opinion piece for The Huffington Post, Murdoch University constitutional law expert Lorraine Finlay investigates.

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Greens resignations show a need to change dual citizenship requirements

July 20th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

Off the back of resignations of Greens co-deputy leaders Scott Ludlam and Larissa Waters, Murdoch University’s Lorraine Finlay has published an article that shows a need for a conversation about changing constitutional requirements that disqualify dual citizens.

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Explainer: why three government ministers might face contempt of court charges

June 15th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay and Joshua Forrester from Murdoch’s School of Law have published an article explaining why three Turnbull Government Ministers are potentially facing contempt charges before the Victorian Supreme Court.

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Murdoch legal support for asylum seekers

May 31st, 2017

Legacy Clinic volunteers with a print out of the huge application asylum seekers must make. The volunteers are, from left to right, Trish Blake, Lisa van Toor, Associate Professor Mary Anne Kenny and Anna Copeland

Students and alumni from Murdoch University’s School of Law are volunteering their time to provide assistance and support to asylum seekers affected by recent changes in Australia’s refugee policy.

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Criminologist urges rethink on prisoner reintegration

May 16th, 2017

A Murdoch University criminology expert has entered the debate over plans to turn a jail into a drug rehabilitation prison.

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Murdoch law students defend teenage protestors

May 15th, 2017

Members of the Murdoch team who worked with the teenage Roe 8 protesters (L-R Ferhan Siddiqi, Anna Copeland, Shauna O

Law students at Murdoch University have gained invaluable experience and supported a community cause by providing legal representation to teenage children charged for protesting against a major transport development.

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Pupils witness ‘murder’ at Murdoch

May 8th, 2017

Professor Jurgen Brohmer is

Year 10 students from two Perth schools witnessed the ‘death’ of a Murdoch professor, but thankfully the drama was all in the name of education.

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