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Background The High Court’s recent decision in Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs v AAM17 [2021] HCA 6 concerned issues of procedural fairness in the delivery of reasons for judgment in Federal Circuit Court proceedings in the migration law context. The first...
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The decision in Okpabi v Royal Dutch Shell [2021] UKSC 3 (Shell) reads like a bomb that has just exploded in the boardrooms of multinational companies globally. In it, the UK Supreme Court confirmed its watershed decision in Vedanta Resources PLC v Lungowe [2019] UKSC...
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In Oakley Coal Action Alliance Inc v New Acland Coal Pty Ltd & Ors [2021] HCA 2 the High Court allowed an appeal against a decision of the Queensland the Court of Appeal that had declined to set aside and remit for rehearing an administrative...
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The great thing about being a lawyer interested in climate change is that we never run out of things to read. Here is a short list of some recent useful documents, in case you missed them. The United Nations Environment Program has released two important...
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Law Council of Australia media release – 7 December 2020 The Law Council of Australia’s 2020 President’s Award has been presented to Queensland barrister, Stephen Keim SC, a champion of human rights in Australia and around the world. The President’s Award is awarded to an...
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