'If we can’t understand our rights, we have no rights.' But efforts are being made to rebalance the inequalities.
The Australian government had and has the power to do things necessary to establish and maintain its immigration detention facility on Manus Island, despite detention violating PNG law.
Most law schools frown upon their students questioning how laws were originally conceived. But a Canadian law school once argued convincingly that law should be taught as a social science.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
Whether or not a prospective citizen would face a longer wait in Australia compared to Germany, Canada or the UK comes down to their individual circumstances.
The successful prosecution of the first criminal cartel case may be seen as a vindication of the decision to criminalise cartel conduct.
The car, the phone and the internet have changed the way the sex work industry operates, but debates about regulation have not advanced with new technologies.
Australia is the only democratic nation in the world without a national charter of rights or similar.
Locals laws and norms are breaking up the internet as we know it.
Using mind reading technologies in court could become common practice.
Are gay rights a matter of protecting privacy, or sexual freedom itself?
Their assistance can be vital after legal aid cuts.
The Home Office issued its last drug strategy seven years ago. A lot has changed in that time, except the Home Office's ability to ignore the advice of experts.
When can you use someone else's copyright work without their permission? We explain 'fair dealing' and 'fair use' law in a handy guide.
The Australian government's proposed law that would force technology companies to decrypt messages could make Australians more vulnerable.
When multiple parties with opposing viewpoints all have a person's best interests at heart, whose view should prevail?
Allowing young people to legally access marijuana will improve cannabis education and use-prevention, and hinder illegal activity.
Research is revealing that both families who have experienced adolescent family violence and those working with them feel the criminal justice system is not an appropriate way to respond to it.
In this episode of Change Agents, Andrew Dodd speaks with Amee Meredith and Caterina Politi, who lost family members to random acts of violence, on their campaign to reform 'one-punch' laws.
Even though males represent around half the population, they account for about two-thirds of Australian homicide victims.