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Anne Twomey

Anne Twomey

Professor of Constitutional Law, University of Sydney
Anne Twomey has practised as a solicitor and is admitted to practice in New South Wales, Victoria, the ACT, and the High Court. She has worked for the High Court of Australia as a Senior Research Officer, the Commonwealth Parliamentary Research Service as a researcher in the Law and Government Group, the Commonwealth Senate as Secretary to the Senate Legal and Constitutional Committee, and The Cabinet Office of NSW as Policy Manager of the Legal Branch. She has acted as a consultant to various government bodies.

South Australia’s plan to ban political donations raises big risks as well as benefits

Jun 18, 2024 04:32 am UTC| Politics

The South Australian government has proposed banning political donations because of the risk and the perception that they buy undue influence and fuel corruption. Premier Peter Malinauskas said the aim was to give South...

Federal Court finds border closures safest way to protect public health in Clive Palmer case

Aug 26, 2020 11:19 am UTC| Politics

Clive Palmers legal challenge to the Western Australian border closures seems less likely to succeed after findings made by the Federal Court. Palmer started his case in the High Court, arguing the Western Australian...

Australian states are shutting their borders to stop coronavirus. Is that actually allowed?

Mar 23, 2020 11:58 am UTC| Law

Movement of people and goods across state borders in Australia is guaranteed by the Constitution. Section 92 of the Constitution says trade, commerce, and intercourse among the States, whether by means of internal...

Explainer: what is the 'palace letters' case and what will the High Court consider?

Feb 04, 2020 12:18 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The dismissal of the Whitlam government in 1975 remains as controversial as ever. Its last chapter is to be decided by the High Court, with proceedings about public access to the letters between the governor-general, Sir...

The UK Supreme Court ruling on suspending parliament is a warning for Australian politicians

Sep 28, 2019 13:46 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law

The UK Supreme Courts finding that Boris Johnsons suspension of parliament (or prorogation) was unlawful has raised the question of whether similar judicial action could be taken to challenge a controversial prorogation in...

Why a government would be mad to advise the refusal of royal assent to a bill passed against its will

Jan 29, 2019 12:27 pm UTC| Insights & Views Law Politics

In both the United Kingdom and Australia there is speculation that controversial bills may be passed against the will of the government. If so, could the government advise that the bill be refused royal assent the last...

Explainer: is Peter Dutton ineligible to sit in parliament?

Aug 21, 2018 16:28 pm UTC| Insights & Views Politics

Section 44 of the Constitution has struck down many a politician in the past year but is it powerful enough to take down the Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton? This time it is not dual citizenship under s44(i) that...

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Economy

Boeing Component Shortage Delays US-Japan Production of Patriot Missiles for Ukraine

A critical component shortage from Boeing is delaying the production of Patriot air defense missiles used by Ukraine against Russian attacks. The United States and Japan aim to ramp up production, but manufacturing...

Green Dot Fined $44 Million by Federal Reserve for Consumer Law Violations

The Federal Reserve fined Green Dot Bank $44 million for a deficient consumer compliance risk management program and unfair practices. The bank, which partners with Apple and Walmart, saw its stock fall by 5.7%. The fine...

China Commits to Economic Growth and Reform Amidst National Security Concerns

The Communist Party of China concluded a significant conclave, pledging to boost economic development through comprehensive reforms while maintaining national security. The Central Committees communique outlined objectives...

Japan Sets Visitor Record in June as Weak Yen Spurs Tourism Boom

Japan achieved a new monthly visitor record in June, with 3.14 million foreign visitors, driven by the weak yen. This surge positions tourism as a critical economic driver, with expectations of surpassing pre-pandemic...

Politics

Is Hillary Clinton Set to Challenge Donald Trump as Joe Biden’s Successor? Here's What We Know

Amid discussions of Joe Biden potentially withdrawing from the Presidential campaign, the United States polity is now grappling with who is most qualified to succeed him. Will Hillary Clinton replace Joe Biden as the...

JD Vance, Trump's Pro-Crypto VP Pick, Demands President Biden's Resignation

JD Vance, the pro-crypto VP pick of Donald Trump, has demanded President Joe Bidens resignation, intensifying the political landscape and affecting market sentiments. JD Vances Call for Bidens Resignation Shakes...

Kamala Harris Pushes for Prominence as Top Democrats Question Joe Biden's Viability: 'It's Time To Pass The Buck'

Kamala Harris desires her moment of prominence. According to a new report, the vice president is taking action as many prominent Democrats lose confidence in the elderly Joe Biden. Massive drama right now in WH, Kamala...

Joe Biden Shock: Leaked Messages Reveal Democratic Delegates Doubting POTUS' 2024 Candidacy After Debate Performance

Democratic delegates voiced concern regarding President Joe Bidens debate performance in private online discussions, which cast doubt on the feasibility of his candidacy. Politico acquired a collection of messages...

Science

NASA and SpaceX Reveal $843M Plan to Deorbit ISS Safely in 2031

NASA and SpaceX have unveiled plans to deorbit the International Space Station by 2031. The $843 million contract awarded to SpaceX includes designing and constructing a deorbit vehicle to guide the ISS to its final...

SpaceX Reveals Cause of Falcon 9 Anomaly After Engine Failure and RUD Incident

SpaceX announced a liquid oxygen leak caused the Falcon 9s second-stage engine failure, resulting in a RUD. Despite the anomaly, the second stage was passivated successfully. SpaceX Identifies Liquid Oxygen Leak as...

SpaceX Moves Starship Booster to Launch Pad for Historic Flight 5 Test Attempt

SpaceX has moved its rocket booster to the launch pad for the fifth Starship test flight, following a series of prelaunch tests. This test, set for next month, includes the unprecedented attempt to catch the first stage...

We need to consider alternatives to dark matter that better explain cosmological observations

Do constants of nature the numbers that determine how things behave, like the speed of light change over time as the universe expands? Does light get a little tired travelling vast cosmic distances? It was believed that...

Technology

Solana Cat Meme Coin Popcat Soars 117%, Raises Insider Trading Alarms

The Solana-based Popcat meme coin surged 117% since July 11, raising suspicions of insider trading. Hope Amidst the Surge Retail traders took notice of the recently created Solana joke coin, sending its price soaring...

Shiba Inu (SHIB) and Crypto Assets at Center of WazirX's $11.5M Recovery Bounty Program

In response to a $230 million security breach, WazirX announces an $11.5M bounty program to recover Shiba Inu (SHIB) and other stolen assets. Following a significant security breach that resulted in a two hundred thirty...

MicroStrategy Beats Nvidia with 1339% Stock Surge in Four Years, Highlights Michael Saylor

MicroStrategy (MSTR) has surged by 1,339% in the past four years, outperforming Nvidias growth, Michael Saylor highlights. Nvidia Falls Behind as MicroStrategy Achieves 1339% Growth The stock price of MicroStrategy...

Arkham Ensures Tax Compliance with $487M ARKM Tokens Move to Coinbase Prime Custody

Arkham has moved 304.5 million ARKM tokens, valued at $487.24 million, to Coinbase Prime to comply with tax regulations and enhance security measures. Arkhams Major Move to Coinbase Prime Custody Arkham withdrew...
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