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.
Michelle Grattan and Frances Shannon discuss the week in Australian politics.
For Malcolm Turnbull, on a wafer-thin majority and struggling in the polls, the outcome of the seven High Court cases is of vital importance.
The release of the much-awaited papers from the parliamentary archives will lead to new appraisals of Lionel Murphy's life and work – including his alleged misbehaviour.
To find the government's postal plebiscite on same-sex marriage valid, the High Court had to work through several quite technical constitutional and legal arguments.
The seven judges were unanimous, and costs were awarded against those that brought the challenges.
Between August 8 and 24 the AEC dealt with 933,592 enrolment transactions, 87% of which were changes or updates.
The University of Canberra’s Michelle Grattan and Michael de Percy discuss the week in politics.
A 'No' result in the postal ballot would leave a running sore that would further reduce Malcolm Turnbull's diminished authority.
The High Court has set hearing dates of October 10, 11 and 12 for MPs' dual citizenship cases.
The government has asked the High Court to hear the dual citizenship cases of several current and former MPs on September 13-14.
Seven MPs are now under a cloud as to whether dual citizenship renders them ineligible to be elected to parliament.
The MPs under a cloud because of dual citizenship need to be very careful about the decisions they make before the matter is resolved. Here's why.
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.
The High Court ruling over the five MPs' legitimacy to hold seats may hang on whether they took reasonable steps to renounce their non-Australian citizenships.
The key question in a legal challenge to the 'postal plebiscite' is whether information about Australians’ opinions on same-sex marriage constitutes 'statistical information'.
Pauline Hanson is set to move that the High Court consider the eligibility of her One Nation senator Malcolm Roberts.
The government seems determined to give voters a voice on marriage equality, and equally determined not to be bound by what those voters say.
If we ban all donations from individuals and corporations, funding for political campaigns must come from elsewhere.