The latest Productivity Commission report on how consumer law is being used shows that the same issues still haven't been addressed for years.
Legislation designed to bring large business to book should be deployed to bring accountability to the cell block.
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 extension of laws on unfair contract terms to cover small businesses, may help farmers take more control of the data their farms generate.
If violent contexts aren't taken into account, restorative justice does not serve broader society. Instead it serves as a peacemaking process within a paradigm stacked against the poor and vulnerable.
The law assumes franchisees do their financial and legal homework when it comes to signing up to a chain, but research shows franchisees are often overconfident and ignorant of the risks.
French law prohibits the collection of any data based on race, ethnicity or religion. But this leaves minorities vulnerable.
HIV diagnosis is devastating for patients and their families. But the infection is no longer a death sentence, and should not be prosecuted as such say experts.
Would a competent entrepreneur plough on with a decision that started to look a bit dodgy?
We know there has to be an act of parliament but there's all to play for when it comes to what's actually in it.
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 way evidence and testimony is used in court makes it very hard to prove a relationship is coercive.
A recent Australian high court case has highlighted a problem that also exists in UK and Ireland.
Cases of homicide by falling are rare. But the Gable Tostee case is not the first instance of a fall from a building causing death being linked to criminal conduct.
Changes that would widen the gulf between Australian practice and international standards should be avoided at all costs.
It's easy for foreign businesses in China to misstep when they don't understand the lack of a rule of law and the influence of the government.
A domestic violence disclosure scheme does not in itself assist people to achieve safety from an abusive partnership.
Contracts have governed the workings of the economy since ancient times. Contract theory is about ensuring they have the right incentives.
People who engage in rent-to-buy schemes might not be protected under law and are often left in unaffordable situations.
Regardless of where the truth lies, we now have an extraordinary position where Australia's two law officers are in conflict.