The change in law is part of broader reforms that came out of the Royal Commission into Child Sexual Abuse in both NSW and Victoria.
A record number of immigrant children are being detained in the US. Here's what you need to know.
The Verdins principles affect the way offenders with mental health problems are sentenced in a court of law.
Even when ASIC has been sufficiently resourced to pursue litigation, the Australian courts have contributed to an environment where contravening behaviour is a rewarding option.
George Pell's current committal hearing engages the principle of 'open justice' and some of its most important exceptions.
The principle argument as to why women should remove the niqab in court seems compelling, but it is based on flawed assumptions.
Judges and juries may not appreciate the nuances of messages from online dating services used as evidence in trials.
Speaking with: Professor David Field about unusual crimes that have changed the law.
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Sleepwalking murders and 'battered wife' syndrome are unique precedents set by extraordinary cases. David Field talks about unusual cases that have shaped Australian law.
Sex discrimination law has limited capacity to address the gender pay gap.
Stereotypes can undermine the fairness of criminal trials, but research can help us understand and counter the effect of stereotypes through law reform.
Finding justice in Ghana is a slow and often frustrating process. To speed things up, the courts in the country need to reform and modernise.
The enthusiasm around swift, certain and fair approaches to sentencing offenders may not be backed by evidence.
A Canadian federal report recommends paying jurors at least $120 daily. Provinces should take action.
The high-profile Charlie Gard case could change the way end-of-life decisions play out around the world.
The killing of a newborn baby by its mother is the most shocking of crimes - but more needs to be done to understand the mental condition of the women that do it.
Local and national authorities are curtailing civil liberties in the name of 'security'.
Forensics has a way to go before it's a mature, academic science. Attorney General Jeff Sessions just terminated an independent commission charged with helping it get there.
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 downfall – and tactics – of investigative reporter Mazher Mahmood are not typical of British journalism.
Philip Green has been vilified by MPs just as Theresa May vows to take on bad behaviour in big business. New research reveals just how urgent a task this is for voters.