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Private R v Cowen [2020] HCA 31 Australian Military Discipline: Will it remain in the Dark Ages?

Presented by Pauline Collins, USQ - School of Law and Justice
24 NOV 2021
12.30 PM - 1.30 PM
Toowoomba - Q420 (Wonderley & Hall Moot Court), or via Zoom
Abstract: This presentation will consider the latest High Court case addressing military discipline in Australia: Private R v Cowen [2020] HCA 31. 

It will do so considering developments in military discipline in other countries. Addressing the civil-military control principle and the role of the courts the presentation will speak to the implications for the future of military discipline.

Professor Pauline Collins is a Professor in the School of Law and Justice at the University of Southern Queensland. She teaches dispute resolution and international humanitarian law. Pauline has been widely published on matters such as legal education, dispute management, military discipline, international law and private military companies. Pauline has also been a legal practitioner in South Australia working in general practice, Parliamentary Counsel, the Crown Solicitors Office, and the office of the Director of Public Prosecution. She has degrees in law, visual arts, public relations and is a Nationally Qualified Mediator. Pauline conducts mediations for the Dispute Resolution Branch in the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

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