As it attempts to limit vulnerabilities and confront pressing issues, the government is sending some confusing signals to the electorate.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
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News Corp on the right, Fairfax on the left. This division has a long history in Australia, to the detriment of quality journalism and public debate.
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.
New research shows young women experience street harassment about once every two days.
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.
Countries such as Canada offer Australia clear lessons on how to better police lobbying.
Let’s be realistic about what gun amnesties are, and are not, likely to deliver.
A new bill gives the immigration minister a range of new powers that relate to various aspects of the citizenship acquisition process.
Family violence will not always be ‘obvious’ to CCTV. Therefore measures must be put in place to ensure that footage cannot be used against victims should circumstances of violence be challenged.
Laws against blasphemy privilege the feelings of Christians over other religious people, and have no place in a modern, inclusive society.
The case provided a platform to lay bare the ugly reality of conditions in detention, and the role of the Commonwealth and its contractors in producing and sustaining those conditions over many years.
The largest increases in Australia's prison numbers have been in remand, Indigenous and women prisoners.
Here is a handful of extremely useful expressions with political application which have fallen by the wayside, but remain apt and adept today.
The proposed anti-siphoning changes certainly shift the economic balance from free-to-air to pay-TV, as well as from government intervention in the sport TV market to more open market play.