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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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Law School cements place amongst the best

February 23rd, 2017

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The Murdoch Law School has cemented its place amongst the top moot schools in Australia.

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Opinion: High Court confirms Rod Culleton is not a senator – so what happens next?

February 4th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay explains what happens next in the Rod Culleton saga

The High Court on Friday put a decisive end to the debate over the eligibility of Rod Culleton to serve as a senator for Western Australia, so what happens now? Murdoch's School of Law Lecturer, Lorraine Finlay explains.

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Explainer: why has Rod Culleton been disqualified from the Senate?

January 12th, 2017

Lorraine Finlay

In an article for The Conversation, Lorraine Finlay explains the reason behind why Rod Culleton’s Senate seat has been declared vacant following formal notification of his bankruptcy

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Opinion: QUT discrimination case exposes Human Rights Commission failings

November 7th, 2016

Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right)

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch law academics review a case, now dismissed, brought against three Queensland students who were alleged to have breached controversial section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act.

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Murdoch law student wins arbitration moot

September 15th, 2016

Heather Costelloe

Murdoch law student Heather Costelloe has beaten practicing lawyers to win the eighth Chartered Institute of Arbitrators/Young Lawyers (CIArb/YL) International Arbitration Moot Competition in Sydney.

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Opinion: Section 18C is too broad and too vague, and should be repealed

September 1st, 2016

The authors Dr Augusto Zimmermann, Joshua Forrester and Lorraine Finlay with Murdoch School of Law Dean Professor Jurgen Brohmer (second right) at the launch of their book on 18C

In an article for The Conversation, Murdoch academics Lorraine Finlay and Dr Augusto Zimmerman, and PhD candidate Joshua Forrester argue section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act is not constitutional and infringes the implied freedom of political communication.

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International success for Murdoch law students

July 15th, 2016

Standing: Heather Costelloe, Katrin Long and Michael Barnes Sitting L-R: Jon Stynes and Kala Campbell

A team of students from Murdoch University has picked up a number of awards at an international law competition.

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