Menu

Search

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.

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...

1 

Economy

S. Korea's rechargeable battery exports up 2.9% to 7.2 trillion won in 2020

South Korea shipped 7.2 trillion won worth of rechargeable batteries overseas last year, up 2.9 percent from the year before. Lithium-ion batteries used in electric vehicles (EVs) surged 10.6 percent on-year to 1.3...

JPMorgan leans on trading, investment banking to boost profits

JPMorgan Chase Cos net income rose to $12.1 billion, or $3.79 per share, in the quarter ended Dec. 31, from the previous years $8.5 billion, or $2.57 per share. The performance also surpassed its expected earnings of...

Xi Jinping urges Starbucks and its chairman emeritus Howard Schultz to help improve US-China ties

Xi Jinping, the president of the Republic of China, reportedly called on Starbucks to help patch things up and restore its ties with the U.S. To be more exact, the Chinese president was said to have asked the former CEO of...

French govt opposes foreign group's takeover of Carrefour

France is opposing any takeover of retailer Carrefour by a foreign company to preserve its food security and sovereignty, said French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire. According to Maire, the acquisition by a foreign...

Politics

Joe Biden to announce legislation to grant citizenship to immigrants on his first day as president

President-elect Joe Biden is set to hit the ground running after he is sworn into the presidency on January 20. It appears that Biden will waste no time in introducing legislation towards the immigration aspect, legalizing...

Joe Biden news: Incoming POTUS says scientific advisers would follow facts and science

Incoming president Joe Biden is set to be inaugurated in a few days from now but he has continued to unveil more appointees and nominees to his administration. The president-elects announcement of his lineup of scientific...

Donald Trump humiliation: Historians say outgoing POTUS' last year in office will define his legacy

To this day, Donald Trump has refused to be held accountable for the horrific Capitol riots that occurred two weeks ago. As he faces possible conviction from the Senate, historians now weigh in what would define Trumps...

Ivanka Trump reportedly in "panic" over post-White House career

With the Trump administration leaving in a few days to make way for the Biden administration, many are wondering what would prominent Trump officials including Ivanka Trump herself, would pursue later. A new report reveals...

Science

Mars mission: NASA scientist says Martians can help humans live on Red Planet

Being able to live on Mars is one of the goals that space agencies all over the world have when it comes to exploring the red planet in future Mars missions. Although it may take a while to figure out how we may be able to...

Black holes: Albert Einstein's theory may save Earth from wandering black holes

Black holes are one of the most mysterious objects in the universe and were first brought up by renowned scientist Albert Einstein. With the possibility of wandering black holes being able to consume our own planet, the...

Asteroid alert: 16-meter space rock to pass by Earth on New Year weekend

With days to go until the Earth completes another year around the Sun, it appears that the universe also has plans to celebrate the new year along with us. An asteroid is set to pass by our planet a few days after the new...

Four ways microbial fuel cells could revolutionise electricity production in the future

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates significant challenges when it comes to providing enough sustainable...

Technology

iPhone Fold: Apple fans should not expect its launch anytime soon

While more reports point to Apples ongoing development of a so-called iPhone Fold, tech fans should not expect an official announcement with a release window anytime soon. On the bright side, Apple is reportedly continuing...

‘Bayonetta 3’ updates might be released in 2021, developer hopes

It has been a while since the development of Bayonetta 3 was first announced, and PlatinumGames Hideki Kamiya joins fans in hoping more updates could be announced this year. Meanwhile, the video game designer and director...

'Hitman 3' gameplay leaks reveal Agent 47 is tragically losing a friend

Several reports claim early copies of Hitman 3 are now out in the wild, leading to cutscenes and mission details leaking online, including an imminent great loss for Agent 47. Meanwhile, developers confirmed that Nintendo...

DuckDuckGo grew by 62% and surpassed 102 million daily searches in early 2021

DuckDuckGo is adding to the list of privacy-focused tech services to see recent substantial growth. The search engine has recorded its highest-ever daily search count after it surpassed the 100 million mark for the first...
  • Market Data
Close

Welcome to EconoTimes

Sign up for daily updates for the most important
stories unfolding in the global economy.