Proposed legislation would required the government to consider how all of its policies affect animal welfare.
Many aspects of American society, from language to sports to fashion, remain structured or separated by gender.
Since the Roosevelt administration, it’s become standard to look for accomplishments in a presidency’s early months.
The idea that Washington, D.C., is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
In 1974, Congress invented the reconciliation process to reduce deficits. More recently, reconciliation has been used in ways that increase the deficit. A public policy scholar explains the process.
The idea that Washington, DC is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
When far-right and far-left politicians get most of the media attention, it hurts democracy.
In a country where judicial review is not constitutionally guaranteed, hate speech legislation could shackle freedom of expression and limit citizens’ rights to express themselves.
Politicians say they want it, but how often, and under what circumstances, does bipartisanship really happen?
A trip to the beach is off limits for some people with a disability. We need to change that, and the law supports it.
New documents expose a chink in the queen’s armour of secrecy.
Many former legislators offer accounts of their service – but few analyze the institutions in which they served.
Self-regulation by the technology industry has failed to keep people safe online. That’s a job for government.
The government wants more power over university appointments, using financial management as the reason.
There aren’t enough international and domestic laws to address how the interests of humans and the needs of wildlife overlap.
Steggall’s new bill outlines how to bring Australia’s carbon emissions down to zero by 2050.
Assuming machines could take the place of judges belies their role as the third arm of government and makers of law.
Australia still uses a law from 1979 to govern metadata, with more than 100 amendments. This leaves loopholes that various agencies can exploit and dodge safeguards.
A marathon round of amendments and parliamentary debate will likely see voluntary assisted dying implemented in WA in around 18 months. It’s time to start preparing.
As the recent Brexit litigation has shown, the UK’s Supreme Court has had to consider political as well as legal issues in its first ten years.