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Fighting Poverty: UNSW Anti-Poverty Week

 

Poverty and severe hardship affect more than a million Australians. Around the world, more than a billion people are desperately poor...

Anti-Poverty Week (17-23 October) is a national initiative that is concerned with poverty and hardship, both in Australia and abroad. It was initiated by the Social Justice Project at UNSW Faculty of Law in 2001 and now involves more than 400 activities each year around Australia. For the last 9 years, UNSW has hosted a series of events on campus as part of the national week. Students, clubs and organisations have planned activities to raise awareness of the causes and consequences of poverty in Australia and around the world, and encourage action to be taken in the fight against poverty.

Eli Fisher wins Media Law Medal

Eli Fisher wins Media Law MedalEli Fisher ... "A huge honour" to meet the judges

Should ancient laws that make it a criminal offence to publicly criticise and 'scandalise' Australian courts be abolished?

The contempt charge of 'scandalising the court' is ripe for a challenge, according to UNSW law student Eli Fisher, who's been named the inaugural winner of the Australian and New Zealand Media Law Medal, from the Centre for Media and Communications Law at Melbourne University.

Eli outperformed other finalists in Melbourne recently with a 10 minute presentation before a distinguished judging panel: former High Court Judge Michael Kirby, Melbourne Law School Professor Andrew Kenyon, and Fairfax Media's Gail Hambly. He also had to write a 5,000 word essay.

The growing dilemma over crime and punishment

Professor David Brown, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Australian, 28 May 2010, p.38 Also appeared on line, please click here.

Smith takes electoral sting out of crime

Professor David Brown, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Australian, 29 May 2010, p.8

Company denies Oakeshott traded favours for donations

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Australian, 8 October 2010, p.4

Radio National (Canberra): PM

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Radio National (Canberra): PM, 1 October 2010

ABC 666 Canberra: PM

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. ABC 666 Canberra: PM, 1 October 2010

Looking to Europe to cut fees, delays

Annette Marfording, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Australian Financial Review, 1 October 2010, p.22

We should look to Germany for Justice

Annette Marfording, Faculty of Law, UNSW. Sydney Morning Herald, 1 October 2010, p.15

ABC South East NSW (Bega): South East Mornings

Professor George Williams, Gilbert + Tobin Centre of Public Law, Faculty of Law, UNSW. ABC South East NSW (Bega): South East Mornings, 27 September 2010

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