SECTION 15 OF THE AUSTRALIA ACTS: CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGE BY THE BACK DOOR

The Australia Act provides a backdoor method of constitutional change, independent of s.128 of the Constitution. If Australian politicians can reach unanimous agreement among themselves, and if they do not wish to run the formidable gauntlet of the democratic process under s. 128, they can use the procedures of s. 15 to bypass the will Read More …

CLRA ~ The Preamble and Nine Covering Clauses of the Commonwealth Constitution.

An overview of the Preamble and 9 covering clauses of the Commonwealth Constitution with commentary from the Community Law Resource Association Melbourne. A special thanks goes to Kelvin who presented for the group and provided much contribution to all the presentations of the group before its demise.   If you can spare a few dollars Read More …

FOI FACT SHEET Request for Access to Documents Under Section 13 of the Freedom of Information Act 1991 South Australia

When making an FOI application, you will need to provide enough information to enable the correct documents to be identified.  If you are uncertain, it is recommended that you contact the relevant agency’s FOI Officer for assistance e.g South Australia Police for police records. If you are seeking documents relating to your own personal affairs, Read More …

MEDIA RELEASE – THE VICTORIAN BAR AND AUSTRALIAN BAR ASSOCIATION RAISE CONCERNS ABOUT THE COVID-19 OMNIBUS BILL 2020

The Victorian Bar’s concerns about provisions of the Omnibus Bill, tabled in Parliament on 17 September 2020, refer principally to the broad and generic criteria on which “authorised officer” appointments may be made under s. 30 of the Act. The proposed criteria potentially open the door for those who are not trained as health professionals Read More …