Advocacy groups play a crucial and neglected role in revealing systemic animal mistreatment. We need to make their actions unnecessary by with better transparency in the industries.
The appointment of judges has hitherto been an obscure and oftentimes clandestine affair. This has produced incompetent judges and led to claims that the judiciary is beholden to the executive.
Palmer has lost his challenge to the closure of the Western Australian border in response to COVID-19. But it still remains unclear whether the border closure was and remains valid.
The ins and outs of a fiercely contested defamation case.
The Morrison government has announced Jacqueline Gleeson and Simon Steward will sit on the High Court bench.
While our judges may prefer their anonymity, the process for choosing who sits on the highest court must be more transparent. Our system is beginning to look outdated.
Hotelier Julian Gerner’s challenge to the lockdown depends on whether ‘freedom of movement’ is an implied right in the Constitution. The High Court has never seen it that way.
The legislation designed to stop Palmer claiming huge damages against WA raises a host of questions.
It would be extremely controversial for the High Court to invalidate border closures imposed by a state government if there’s a reasonable health justification for the measure.
There is a vacuum within the legal profession that allows sexist, racist and other troubling conduct to go unaddressed. This must change.
An investigation commissioned by the High Court has found former judge Dyson Heydon sexually harassed six young female associates who worked for him when he was on the court.
The fate of a Queensland mine extension could be sealed today with a ruling on the ongoing case by Australia’s highest court.
However, the win does not necessarily mean the public will have access to the letters - much now rests on what the National Archives does next.
The court’s decision reflects serious weaknesses in how warrants are issued and underscores the need for urgent reform.
The appeal may lead to a loss of public confidence in the jury system, but that’s how the justice process works.
For any physical inconvenience or emotional distress caused by a tour operator, there is a legal precedent for claiming compensation. But, as with all contracts, you need to read the fine print.
The case grappled with the deeper question of whether Indigenous Australians can be considered aliens and therefore excluded from the state.
The ability to remove an Indigenous person from their traditional country shows how Australia is still asserting colonial power over the identity of its First Peoples.
The High Court has referred Cardinal George Pell’s application for special leave to appeal his convictions to the full bench of the High Court.
The order requires Facebook, Twitter and Google to remove certain content globally, based on it being defamatory under India’s local law.