09
Sep 2015

Jess Awad gives you the lowdown on proposed amendments to Australian citizenship laws so you can judge for yourself where you stand.

In early 2015, the House of Representatives proposed an amendment to the Australian Citizenship Act 2007, titled the Australian Citizenship Amendment (Allegiance to Australia) Bill, for the purposes of providing explicit powers for the cessation of citizenship in circumstances where a dual-citizen engages in terrorism-related conduct.

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08
Sep 2015

As law students we know that words matter and that words can cost you (no, literally, we’re going to bill you by the hour). But sometimes there are phrases we throw around that we get so used to that we stop thinking about what they actually mean. You’ve heard them whispered at the back of a lecture theatre, in passing outside the library and you’ve probably said them yourself (I know I have). The fact is that some of these phrases are going to cost us more than some air and the sympathetic chuckle they bring out in anyone listening.

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04
Sep 2015

So as much as we all know that life isn’t like the movies, when I was introduced to the idea of a law study group I was secretly hoping we’d have a bit of a ‘Community’ situation. Unfortunately it’s more like ‘Mean Girls’. There are the greatest people you’ll ever meet and then there are the worst… 

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31
Aug 2015

Everyone comes to exchange with different expectations but overwhelmingly, you don’t consider exchange unless you think it will be a magical, life-changing experience. What sometimes gets lost in the glow of exchange expectation and the excitement of moving overseas to start an adventure is what you can actually expect to occur, feel or experience. Your program might not be exactly what you expect and for some, it might not always be a totally positive experience. Here are some truths about exchange that no-one actually tells you.

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