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ANZAC: Controlling a name

Dr Catherine Bond was interviewed on ABC Radio National (22 April 2017) regarding her research into control of the term Anzac and the history of its use.

Dr Bond said, “You could probably say that [Anzac] is the most regulated word, particularly of national significance in the world. The only comparator would be something like Olympic, which obviously has international symbolism and significance. But Anzac is really a one-of-a-kind word in terms of the regulation and the extent of that regulation that we go to in Australia”.

Anzac Day-themed nightclub parties slammed as ‘insensitive’, ‘disrespectful’

Dr Catherine Bond speaks to The New Daily (24 April 2017) regarding the recent use of Anzac Day themed advertising for pubs and nightclubs.

Dr Bond said, “Much of the discussion is actually missing a key element — that the Protection of Word Anzac Regulations 1921 (Cth), actually permits use of the term in connection with Anzac Day events.”

“This exemption was introduced in 1979, and it was done in recognition of the fact that, by that time, commemoration activities, and community views about what was appropriate on Anzac Day, had started to change.

The firm that fought for a returned Anzac

Dr Catherine Bond speaks to Lawyers Weekly (24 April 2017) regarding the history around the term Azac and the origins of it's regulatory laws.

Dr Bond said that the historical records are a real credit to the firm’s lawyers, who clearly went out of their way to assist a soldier in very difficult circumstances, “Collison & Co continually liaised between Campbell and the Attorney-General’s Department seeking advice, they came up with alternatives to put to the department":.

Why is Anzac one of Australia's most heavily regulated words?

Dr Catherine Bond spoke to ABC's, The World Today, (11 April 2017) regarding her research on the legal restrictions on the use of the word Anzac through history.

Dr Bond said, “The reports back to Australia on the Gallipoli landing started from about the 8th of May and within about three months after that people had started to use it on products and had started to try to register the word Anzac as a trade mark. The first trademark registration was actually in relation to furniture, and that was in July 1915”.

The historical heritage is what unites us as a civilization (Spanish)

Dr Lucas Lixinski speaks to SBS (19 April 2017) regarding this year's World Heritage Day which is dedicated to ecological tourism.

Listen to the interview here.

Turkey and the Netherlands

Professor Fleur Johns speaks to ABC Radio National (13 April 2017) regarding the Turkey President, President Erdogan, and his plans to campaign to Turkish citizens living in the Netherlands.

“It seems to be the case that [Erdogan] is touching a nerve that's already been made raw by the rise of the far right throughout Europe and doing so for his own political gain,” said Professor Johns.

Terror expert calls for caution from authorities following Queanbeyan fatal stabbing

Dr Nicola McGarrity speaks to the Canberra Times (16 April 2017), regarding the labelling of criminal acts as terror attacks and her warning to authorities.

"The nature of terrorism is such that when people hear that word, they jump to conclusions, and it creates a sense of hysteria and fear in public," Dr McGarrity said.

She went on to say, "The danger in doing that is to create a broad sense of fear in the public that's unjustified."

A state fix isn't enough to save community legal centres

OPINION: Professor George Williams AO, the Sydney Morning Herald, 10 April 2017.

When people think of a lawyer, they often have an image of someone who represents the rich and powerful. However, Australia has an army of lawyers who work on low wages to protect the disadvantaged and vulnerable. Many work for one of Australia's 190 non-profit community legal centres, which federal Attorney-General George Brandis announced will receive a 30 per cent funding cut from July 1 this year.

Should I stay or should I go? Shaping International responses to climate change, disasters and displacement.

OPINION: Professor Jane McAdam, The Law Society Journal, Issue 32 April 2017.

The world is facing the largest number of refugees since World War II – some 21 million people – but disaster-related displacement dwarfs the numbers forced out of their homes by conflict. It’s a trend that’s likely to continue as the impacts of climate change increase, writes PROFESSOR JANE MCADAM.

Protecting yourself on social media

Associate Professor Lyria Bennett Moses appeared on Weekend Sunrise (25 March 2017) discussing cyberspace safety and criminal law in regards to online child pornography.

Associate Professor Bennett Moses said, “If you think about child abuse material, which is what this video was, then it is an offence to produce, disseminate or possess that material”.

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