Daniel Andrews has announced reforms to Victoria’s bail laws following the events in Melbourne’s CBD last Friday.
Australia needs to be very careful not to allow the bail system to become a political scapegoat at the hands of commentators exercising 20/20 hindsight.
It might be too soon to say that smart contracts will do away with lawyers all together.
Consider, for a moment, these two statements from the “Ultimate Guide to Understanding Blockchain Smart Contracts” on a well known Blockchain website: 1) Traditional Contracts “Traditional physical contracts…
Danny Nalliah leads both the Rise Up Australia political party and the Catch the Fire Ministries church.
Charities in Australia can be political. They can advocate and lobby to further their charitable purposes. But they can't be party-political.
Doug Paulley (centre), from Wetherby, West Yorkshire, outside the Supreme Court in London.
A look at the recent Supreme Court battle over priority use of wheelchair spaces on buses and what it really means for disabled people.
Politicians want to regulate the software that decides if we get a loan or a job, but existing laws can already protect us – if we know how to use them.
A group of youths are suing the federal government for action on climate change using a novel legal approach.
AP Photo/Chris O'Meara, Photo by Robin Loznak, courtesy of Our Children's Trust
Legal scholars explain why a lawsuit by 21 young people against the US government, arguing for a constitutional right to a stable climate, is such a powerful idea.
Consumers need more protection when it comes to making complaints about products.
The latest Productivity Commission report on how consumer law is being used shows that the same issues still haven't been addressed for years.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
Should the government be able to use intellectual property laws to control who can criticise its health policies by using the Medicare logo?
Using intellectual property laws to try to shut down Mark Rogers’ 'Save Medicare' website shows how these laws serve to restrict free speech and advance government privatisation agendas.
Robotics and other farm technologies can provide a wealth of data to farmers and agribusiness.
The extension of laws on unfair contract terms to cover small businesses, may help farmers take more control of the data their farms generate.
At the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Desmond Tutu promoted restorative justice. But focusing on individuals neglects broader contexts of violence and inequality.
If violent contexts aren't taken into account, restorative justice does not serve broader society. Instead it serves as a peacemaking process within a paradigm stacked against the poor and vulnerable.
Research has found franchisees don’t to do their homework before signing up to see whether their business could be terminated “at will”.
The law assumes franchisees do their financial and legal homework when it comes to signing up to a chain, but research shows franchisees are often overconfident and ignorant of the risks.
Fraternity is often forgotten.
French law prohibits the collection of any data based on race, ethnicity or religion. But this leaves minorities vulnerable.
Recent improvements in medical management of HIV infection are not well understood in the legal sector.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
All for one and one for all.
Would a competent entrepreneur plough on with a decision that started to look a bit dodgy?
We know there has to be an act of parliament but there's all to play for when it comes to what's actually in it.
Barrister Allan Myers leads part of a large legal team into the Federal Court of Australia.
Thanks to a recent Federal Court decision, the industry that helps to fund class actions will now be regulated in part by the courts. But is this the best way?
The way evidence and testimony is used in court makes it very hard to prove a relationship is coercive.
Some can serve, some can’t.
A recent Australian high court case has highlighted a problem that also exists in UK and Ireland.
Gable Tostee was found not guilty of the murder of Warriena Wright, who fell from his balcony.
AAP/Dan Peled/Queensland Supreme Court
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.