Flinders Law School | 2015 News Articles

12 July, 2015

Killing time: How networks 'ambush' family shows and kids' programs with adult promos

It's that moment in children's TV viewing hours when ads for breakfast cereal become ads for a serial killer – and the Australian broadcasting authority is under pressure to end ambush incidents that have parents scurrying for the remote control.

Promotions for series such as Channel Seven's Catching Milat – the mini-series depiction of the hunt for serial killer Ivan Milat, broadcast earlier this year – are among the violations of children's viewing hours cited by the Australian Council on Children and the Media in its "stop the ambush". The campaign is to have advertising subjected to the restrictions relevant to the program itself, rather than on the time in which the promotion is aired.

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Publication:  The Age

Journalist: Neil McMahon

 

23 June, 2015

The Vanguard: lawyer adopts Agile approach

“Innovation” and “lawyers” may not be two words generally associated with each other, but one local lawyer is using a methodology that evolved within the realms of computer software development as a tool to provide better client service.

Paul Gordon (Flinders Law School graduate), senior associate with NDA Law, believes the process, known as Agile in computing circles, can achieve a transparent process and more effective outcomes.

A concept that evolved through the 1990s and was published by 17 software developers in 2001 as the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, Agile applies a set of principles to tasks which emphasise collaboration, responsiveness, adaptability, rapid feedback, quick turnaround, and extensive client contact.

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Publication: InDaily

22 June, 2015

Prof Elizabeth Handsley appear on The Project

Prof Handsley was featured on The Project to discuss the use of merchandise to promote movies that aren’t suitable for children.

Click here to view the full episode online (this interview features at around the 35 minute mark)

 

19 June, 2015

‘Legal illiteracy’ warning on Magna Carta anniversary

On the week of the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, Australia’s leading expert on the medieval text, which is often cited as the basis for democratic rights and freedom, said most Australians are ignorant of its importance, and that many are “legally illiterate”.

Professor David Clark, a senior lecturer at Flinders University’s Law School, said that although Australia remained one of the freest countries in the world, this should not be taken for granted as one of the accepted foundations of democracy is an informed citizenry.

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Publication: InDaily

 

16 June, 2015

Magna Carta and Australia

Magna Carta has been cited in a surprising array of legal and political matters in Australia, from colonial times to the present day.

In an exclusive interview, retired High Court Justice Susan Crennan believes while there is a lot of myth around Magna Carta, it has provided continuity and contributed to Australian democratic and legal values.

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Interview aired on: Radio National

 

16 June, 2015

International law focus with China

Academics from one of China’s top five law universities, the China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL), Beijing, will present to Adelaide’s law schools tomorrow (18 June).

They will discuss issues relating to international economic, criminal and environmental law at the International Law Workshop at Flinders University Victoria Square.

As well as trade and investment topics, the workshop will also focus on international and cross-border criminal law, criminology, the arms trade and global environmental challenges will be discussed at a Flinders University workshop tomorrow.

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Publication:  InDaily

 

13 June, 2015

From archaic treaty to icon of freedom

Magna Carta is celebrated as one of the most important documents in history 800 years on.

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Publication: The Advertiser

Jounalist:  Liz Walsh

 

13 June, 2015

Why does it matter today?

The Magna Carta is substantially irrelevant in modern law, but it still hold enormous symbolic importantce - even after eight centuries.  

Flinders University law professor David Clark says we continue to care about it because we care about our own constitutional arrangements.

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Publication: The Advertiser

Jounalist: Liz Walsh

3 June, 2015

Listen to Magna Carta talk

Prof David Clarke recently spoke at a 'Friday's in the Library' event about Magna Carta.

Listen to the interview online here

28 May, 2015

Forget ‘modest change’: racism is entrenched in our Constitution

The Australian Constitution is a document that imposes and maintains a colonial infrastructure through which Australia’s profound debt crisis continues to be denied. By presenting the Constitution as “a fairly prosaic, legalistic document” in his recent article on The Conversation, Frank Brennan minimises the role played by the Constitution in establishing colonial law and colonial political structures when founding modern Australia.

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Publication:  The Conversation

27 April, 2015

Art by Prisoners

Art By Prisoners is an annual exhibition series in its fourth year which shows selected works by South Australian prisoners and explores what it means to create art and engage with the community in a positive way.

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Interview aired on:  Radio National

 

 18 February, 2015

We must reject any push to take us down the American path on guns

Recently two articles in The Advertiser by SA academic Kesten Green and US-based John Lott have advocated the loosening of Australian gun laws. They argue that guns should feature more widely in our communities as a means of controlling crime and violence.

We take a contrary view, one that is driven by the criminological evidence applicable to this country. In our view gun ownership should continue to be strictly controlled as a means of reducing the threat of violence and harm.

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Publication:  The Advertiser

 

9 February, 2015

Law graduate harnesses power of print in Bangladesh - See more at: http://blogs.flinders.edu.au/flinders-news/2015/02/09/law-graduate-harnesses-power-of-print-in-bangladesh/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=law-graduate-harnesses-power-of-print-in-bangladesh#sthash.ta81azNj.dpuf

 Law graduate harnesses power of print in Bangledesh

A Flinders University law graduate from Bangladesh has been using the power of print to push for better labour rights and protection for economic migrants in his home country.

Md Selim Reza, who is currently a postgraduate research student at Flinders, has been writing regular news columns in his native language of Bangla to highlight the causes and different forms of labour exploitation in the world’s eighth most populous nation.

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