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Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights
7 March 2024

Queensland Mandate Judgement A Victory For Process, Not Human Rights

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 7 March 2024 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication.  It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. The decision handed down in Queensland’s Supreme Court ruling vaccine mandates imposed on
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Legal Analysis Of The Validity Of Marking Ticks And Crosses On Referendum Ballot Papers
6 October 2023

Legal Analysis Of The Validity Of Marking Ticks And Crosses On Referendum Ballot Papers

This analysis has been prepared following the Federal Court of Australia’s decision in Babet v Electoral Commissioner [2023] FCA 1126 handed down on 20 September 2023. The court dismissed an application brought by Senator Ralph Babet and Mr Clive Palmer (the applicants) seeking a declaration on how the Australian Electoral Commission (AEC) should instruct election officials (known as returning officers)
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Climate Anxiety Is Free To Disrupt
29 September 2022

Climate Anxiety Is Free To Disrupt

This article was originally published in The Spectator Australia on or about 29 September 2022 and was written by the author in their capacity as a contributor for that publication. It has been republished on the IPA website with permission. The views expressed are those of the author alone. By backing in the worst extremes of climate hysteria, Australian courts – and our
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Justice At Last – Incitement Charge Against Zoe Buhler Dropped
30 August 2022

Justice At Last – Incitement Charge Against Zoe Buhler Dropped

“One of the most shameful episodes in Victorian law enforcement has reached its rightful conclusion today with the incitement charge against Zoe Buhler being dropped,” said Morgan Begg, Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute of Public Affairs. In September 2020, Zoe was arrested by Victoria Police officers in her home, in front of her family, and charged
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Federal Court Decision A Welcome Move Against Climate Litigation
15 March 2022

Federal Court Decision A Welcome Move Against Climate Litigation

The Institute of Public Affairs has today welcomed the Federal Court of Australia’s finding that the federal Minister for Environment does not owe a duty of care to protect Australian children from climate change. “Today’s decision was a long overdue display of common sense from Australian courts,” said Morgan Begg, the Director of the Legal Rights Program at the Institute
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Coronavirus: Shift To Virtual Courtrooms Leaves Justice System Ailing
25 November 2020

Coronavirus: Shift To Virtual Courtrooms Leaves Justice System Ailing

The coronavirus restrictions passed in 2020 requiring courts to go virtual is an under-appreciated but serious threat to the traditions that have been built up over centuries to protect our freedoms and the rule of law. The first and most striking change from ordinary court process came with the announcements, beginning in March, that jury trials in all states and
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