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.
The decision confirms the steady march of employer control over workers' private views and activities, supported by courts and tribunals over many years.
Winning the case will be difficult, because it's not enough to show the posters were misleading – the petitioners will need to show it affected the outcome in the seat.
Media companies' legal challenges to the legitimacy of recent AFP raids will allow the courts to clarify where the line is between national security and press freedom.
When can a donor be a legal parent? The latest High Court ruling doesn't make it clear how much involvement a donor needs to have.
The High Court has decided that a man who donated sperm to a friend is considered a legal parent – a ruling that could have a chilling effect on similar artificial insemination arrangements.
Australia comprehensively defeated the tobacco giant, but is left with a multi million dollar bill.
A decision to award A$2.5 million compensation for loss of native title marks an important shift in how such claims are handled.
The right to rent scheme has been found by the high court to breach human rights. What's more, it doesn't work, and can prevent society's most vulnerable from finding a home.