The law can both make and break criminals.
Under recently announced Victoria Police changes, family violence will be investigated as major crime by specialised units.
A suit of highly paid professional services seem to have failed investors in the unfolding Steinhoff corporate scandal.
The CBA's response to AUSTRAC's claims means shareholders will be assisted in part of their class action claims, but a lot still needs to be proved.
Proposed changes to South Africa's labour laws would make it almost impossible to strike and render the planned national minimum wage unenforceable.
Nigeria is on the verge of passing a law to criminalise rampant mob lynching. Other countries have tried to do this and failed.
Emoji add a sense of fun and nuance to digital communications. But where does the law stand when they're used to suggest violence or threats?
A surprising case in Queensland, Australia is changing the way we think about what can be used an official document after your death.
A change in South African law promises to protect defaulting home owners from abuse by unscrupulous operators who snap up people's homes for a song.
Psychological abuse of intimate partners is a public health problem, and is not well-regulated by the law.
Rowe's was a particularly harrowing case. But it raises important questions about broader attitudes to the virus.
With levels of political discourse reaching new lows, some might say the country could use a dose of shame and humility. At the same time, social media have unleashed a torrent of online shaming.
A loophole robs children of their right to privacy, exposing them to long-term consequences.
The UK's FGM Act is discriminatory and inconsistent.
A new government program will create 10,000 work placements for undergraduates in only business and STEM subjects. Why not fund students to innovate in the social sector too?
It is time for the states and territories to develop a uniform legal framework that enables donor-conceived people to connect with their genetic kin.
Automated tools could help encourage access to justice in areas such as divorce, owners corporation disputes and small value contracts.
The long-term effects are much worse for exonerees than for guilty prisoners.
An overriding focus on increasing sentences may not necessarily be the best means of redressing the harm caused by sex offences.
Bob Brown's successful High Court challenge to an anti-protest law in Tasmania will cause many states to review their own protest laws.