Whether such a verdict would be handed down in Australia remains to be seen, but there are a few things we do know about cases like this one.
Proposed new laws will restrict parole and bail to those merely associated in some way with terrorism, even when they have not be arrested for – or convicted of – a specific terrorism offence.
Laws against blasphemy privilege the feelings of Christians over other religious people, and have no place in a modern, inclusive society.
Any proposed solution to the problem of modern slavery must engage with the business community and government policies on migration and migrant labour.
Image-based abuse, more commonly known as 'revenge porn', affects many Australians from across diverse communities and in different types of relationships.
Change Agents: Ending the gay panic defence.
In this episode of Change Agents we look at the abolition of the gay panic defence across Australia.
The pervasiveness of profanity in popular culture underscores the absurdity of punishing people for using words broadcast on our screens and heard in our music.
A year since its royal commission reported, Victoria continues to lead the nation in how to respond to, and prevent, family violence.
A proposed tweak to the copyright laws should make it easier to reversion protected works for people with disabilities.
The failure to regulate litigation funders is becoming more problematic. This is because more funders, particularly from overseas, are entering the Australian market.
In many cases, a reference will contain negative things about its subject. This is part of a reference’s design: the referee should give a full and frank assessment.
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.
Victoria stands a chance of becoming the first Australian jurisdiction in 20 years, and the first ever Australian state, to have an assisted dying law.
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.
The reasons for banning compensated surrogacy in developing countries don’t apply in Australia.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
Social media does not eradicate the line between personal or private. Instead, it shifts the line in ways that require thought rather than unreflexive condemnation or celebration.
We don’t have to love a process like a plebiscite, or think it ideal, to make the most of it.
What are ASIO’s powers in detaining and questioning terror suspects? Does it need more to be effective?