The fact that the presidency is attempting to get away with minimal regulation of bulk interception raises doubt about its commitment to ending intelligence abuse.
The judgment will also benefit spouses in Muslim marriages, which were legally recognised in a 2022 Constitutional Court judgment.
The inquiry into justice responses to sexual violence is taking a holistic approach, which is a welcome step in the right direction. But there’s still elements missing from the terms of reference.
We’re all familiar with a green ‘G’ or a red ‘MA’ on a movie poster, but those ratings don’t have any basis in what we know about child development. They’d be much more useful for parents if they did.
Australia has a once-in-a-decade opportunity to fix environmental law. A new Wentworth Group report says the cumulative impacts from multiple projects must be considered.
Nearly everyone agrees the 68-year-old Adoption Act is not fit for purpose. So where is the political will for change, and how much longer do families touched by adoption have to wait?
The Marriage Bill should strike a balance between preserving non-discriminatory cultural and religious practices and promoting liberal values.
Since Folbigg was convicted in 2003, there have been nearly 3,000 additional single genes identified, whose different mutations can cause over 6,250 different diseases.
We should celebrate that this bill is passing through parliament. But there are 2 key concerns.
There are many good proposals in Dreyfus’s reform paper. But they risk being lost once again among the voices of those whose interests are served by maintaining the status quo.
The conflation of sex work and human trafficking fuels support for the continued criminalisation of sex work.
Sam Uffindell experienced a form of forgiveness after assaulting a younger schoolboy 22 years ago. But this should be the norm under NZ’s child justice system, which is overdue for reform.
Labor is committed to changing the law for the better. Here’s what needs doing
The good news is there are evidence-based strategies that can help you discipline your child without using violence.
Two books on historical gay hate crimes – the murder of George Duncan in Adelaide, 1972, and army officer Warwick Meale in Townsville, 1942 – aim to create positive change by revealing past injustice.
A new book looks at the family court system, just as the Family Court of Australia merges with the Federal Circuit Court.
There are calls for a new offence, to cover cases where an alleged offender engages in non-consensual sex through recklessness.
Criminal trials may hold offenders to account but they are far from perfect. The Victorian Law Reform Commission is looking at how restorative justice could be used for sexual offences.
A major review on sex work laws has just been handed to the Victorian government.
Queensland and the ACT have just passed bans on conversion therapy. But this is far from enough to protect LGBTIQ people from this harmful practice.